An Outstanding Economy ranks Arizona among
The Top 5 Fastest Growing States in the Nation, and it shows no signs of slowing.

Leading the way, the Greater Phoenix Metro area ranks among the nation’s top 3 fastest growing major cities, offering residents and business countless opportunities to expand. Manufacturing as well as advanced industries such as the technology and biomedical sector are a big draw, not to mention the market’s opportunity zones, pro-business climate and overall affordability.

Phoenix’s East Valley cities are poised as some of the area’s most promising, expanding with new businesses, new development and a high demand for its quality schools and affordable housing. Highly ranked Mesa has continuously experienced explosive growth, ranking as the state’s 3rd largest city with nearly a half million residents. It was recently recognized as “The Best Big City to Live In” by WalletHub, based on 6 key categories: affordability, economy, education, health, safety and quality of life.

And inside Mesa, rests The Heart & Hub of the East Valley, Eastmark – in one of the fastest growing ZIP code in the state.

As Arizona’s best-selling master-planned community 5 years running, Eastmark continues to be a sweet spot in the marketplace for new development and growth.


Eastmark is the destination of choice, connecting residential, commerce and recreation into one innovative community.

Eastmark ranked #1 in Arizona for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019

And has been ranked among the top 10 Best-Selling Master-Planned Communities in the Nation for 5 years in a row. At 5-square miles, Eastmark® can be considered its own city, a destination of choice that deliberately connects residential, commerce and recreation into one innovative community. The residents and businesses who call Eastmark home bring to life diverse and authentic experiences that make their environment better. It’s no coincidence Eastmark has earned national accolades among the best places to live.

Businesses are quickly recognizing Eastmark as the ideal location. With 20 million square feet of commercial entitlements, the community is poised to grow with the needs of the marketplace for the next 20 years as companies can integrate within the dynamic lifestyle growing here. Whether a business requires one acre or more, a high-profile location or a quiet corner, Eastmark can offer the perfect site to meet their needs.

Apple Inc. has selected Eastmark as the destination for its new manufacturing facility.

Major freeways and streets connect to every part of Metro Phoenix.

The Eastmark Great Park™ is planned to stretch more than 1.5 miles through the center of the community and will serve as the community’s social hub.

Ideally Located

The Thriving Elliott Road Technology Corridor runs along Eastmark’s northern border, providing convenient access to power sources, highway systems, and a regional airport. Here, Apple’s Global Operations Center serves as a beacon attracting interest from large global employees.

Only 6 miles away from Eastmark, the booming Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport connects business travelers and tourists to over 45 destinations around the country annually.

Growing Quickly -
The Heart & Hub of the East Valley

Eastmark’s commercial and retail segments as well as civic areas are flourishing, with new additions each year making us the Heart & Hub of the East Valley.

Within Eastmark and its adjacent surroundings you’ll find:

  • Apple’s Global Operations Center
  • EdgeCore Data Center Campus
  • Dignity Health Hospital
  • The Point at Eastmark Retail Plaza
  • Two top-ranked Charter Schools – BASIS Mesa and Sequoia Pathfinder, and Gateway Polytechnic Academy
  • Eastmark High School
  • Future Retail and Commercial Centers in planning phases

Eastmark at a glance


Boasting a population of over 500,000, Mesa is the 35th largest city in the United States and the third largest in Arizona. It is quickly becoming the destination for commerce and development.

One of the fastest-growth cities in the greater Phoenix metro area which is expected to reach six million residents by 2030.

Mesa boasts a talented workforce as well as a growing transportation network, continuously attracting local and global businesses. It covers 133 square miles inside the Phoenix-Mesa metro area with access to a workforce population of 1.4 million within a 30-minute drive. It continues to be one of the fastest-growing Cities in the Greater Phoenix Metro Area which is expected to reach six million residents by 2030.

Mesa’s Targeted Industries

Economic Development priorities are guided by Mesa’s targeted industries of opportunity
Healthcare, Education, Aerospace/Aviation, Technology and Tourism. Based on Mesa’s strengths, quality infrastructure, talented workforce, projected growth and global market trends, the City of Mesa is already realizing significant benefit in each industry space.

A smart location for intelligent companies

Apple, Boeing, Infineon, Bridgestone, Mitsubishi, Textron,and Dexcom all have significant operations in Mesa.

As a premier business destination, Mesa offers a diverse and sustainable economy, an educated workforce and a true pro-business partnership between government and industry. Advanced companies such as Apple, Boeing, Mitsubishi, FUJIFILM, CMC Steel, Esurance, MD Helicopters, NAMMO Talley, Cessna, TRW, Embraer, Auer Precision and Bridgestone have large operations in Mesa. The city is becoming a prospering market for not only these companies, but for key industries.

Abundant, Affordable, High Quality Workforce.

Leading employers like Boeing and Banner Medical Centers benefit from Mesa's well educated workforce, more than 33% of which have an associate’s degree or higher.

As a right to work state, Arizona has one of the lowest unionization rates in the nation. Additionally, Arizona employers, on average, pay the 9th lowest unemployment insurance premium taxes.

Mesa is connected


Mesa intersects with an abundance of freeways, highways and state routes strategically located along commerce corridors and population centers. The 101 runs along Mesa's west border and the Loop 202 circles the City’s interior. State routes conveniently link Mesa to other Arizona markets, California and Mexico.

Valley Metro provides bus and light rail service throughout the Phoenix-Mesa metro area. Metro Light Rail serves a 26-mile line in the Phoenix-Mesa metro area with stations from north Phoenix to Downtown Mesa.

Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad operate rail terminals in the Phoenix-Mesa metro area, and both intermodal facilities offer trailer and container capabilities.

Mesa has two airports, Falcon Field Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, and is minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Phoenix East Valley

Phoenix East Valley is building its future on the sound economy of healthcare, education, aviation, aerospace and tourism.

Many of Arizona’s finest companies call Phoenix East Valley home for good reason. Population projections exceed the rest of the Metro Phoenix area because of the rich amenities, high-quality jobs, and world-class educational opportunities. Local municipalities have prioritized business development as well as successfully attracted and grown strong businesses in technology, healthcare, aviation and aerospace.

Phoenix East Valley Cities

Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, and Tempe consistently earn top national honors as great places to live, work, play and learn.

Best Big City in the Southwest (, '16)

Most Prosperous City in the U.S. (Economic Innovation Group '17)

7th Best City for Jobs (WalletHub, '17)

7th Most Affordable Top Tech Town (, '17)

Approximately 120,000 college students in the Phoenix East Valley contribute to a dynamic ecosystem of educational opportunities while also building a talent pipeline for the region’s future.

Future Outlook
Projections estimate there will be nearly 1 million new residents.

Future Outlook
Projections estimate there will be 400,000+ new jobs in the next 30 years.

Phoenix at a glance

Numerous state-of-the-art organizations have relocated to Phoenix East Valley, including specialty hospitals, world-class sports facilities and legacy educational institutions. In addition, more than 100 companies in aviation, aerospace and high tech manufacturing have clustered together near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport:

Healthcare & Science
Banner Baywood Medical Center, Banner Desert Medical Center, Banner Heart Hospital, Banner Ironwood Medical Center, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Celebration Stem Cell, Chandler Regional Hospital, Dignity Health Hospital, East Valley Diagnostic Imaging, Mercy Gilbert Hospital, Mountain Vista Medical Center, Rural Metro/Southwest Ambulance.

Arizona State University, A.T. Still University, Benedictine University, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Mesa Community College, Ottawa University, Rio Salado College, University of Advancing Technology, University of Phoenix, Western International University.

Aerospace & Aviation
ArmorWorks AZ Labs, The Boeing Company, Falcon Field Airport, General Dynamics C4 Systems, Honeywell Lockheed Martin, Nammo Talley, Orbital Sciences, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

Tech & Services
Apple, Inc., CenturyLink, Chase Bank, eBay/PayPal, Go Daddy Group Inc., Honeywell, Insight, Intel, Verizon Wireless, Wells Fargo.

For information about business opportunities in Eastmark contact Dea McDonald at