Regional Overview

Location is key when it comes to finding a home for your business, and you
won’t find a better one than Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.


Phoenix Metro Area

Gateway Airport is ideally situated in the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area, which is comprised of 23 cities and towns in Maricopa and Pinal counties in the southern part of Central Arizona. An easy 45-minute drive links Gateway to downtown Phoenix, the capital of Arizona. Companies such as Honeywell, Intel, The Boeing Company, American Express, Fender, Knight Transportation, Northrup Grumman, MD Helicopters, Textron Aviation, GoDaddy, and JP Morgan Chase all operate within the boundaries of the Greater Phoenix area.

Not surprisingly, the area generates 75 percent of Arizona’s gross domestic product (GDP), roughly $198 billion.

Gateway Airport is ideally situated in the Greater Phoenix metro area
Only 45 minutes to downtown Phoenix The Phoenix metro area generated 75% of Arizona's GDP The Greater Phoenix area consists of 23 cities and towns

Maricopa County is the fastest growing county and has a population of 4.3 million



Maricopa County

Maricopa County itself is a force to be reckoned with. At 4.3 million people, it boasts more residents than 23 states and is the fourth most populous county in the nation. It’s also the fastest growing county in the United States and is projected to grow by another 21 percent over the next 10 years. Not surprisingly, Maricopa County, which includes the cities of Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, and the Towns of Gilbert and Queen Creek, accounts for more than 75 percent of Arizona’s population.

For businesses considering Gateway properties, that means a readily available workforce and plenty of eager consumers.

The City of Mesa, where the airport resides, is another reason to choose Gateway. With a population of approximately 500,000, Mesa is the 36th largest city in the nation. The city has a strong economic presence in aerospace and defense, education, healthcare, tourism, and technology.

Aerospace and defense Education Healthcare Tourism Technology

Connecting Your Business

But, the area has more to offer than its location, population, and even its economy. The Greater Phoenix area currently enjoys nine freeways with two more on the way in the next two years. Additionally, Union Pacific provides rail service to the area, and nearly 4 million consumers can be accessed within a single day by truck.


The Greater Phoenix area has exceptional services as well. More than 16 million passengers ride the Valley’s light rail system (METRO Light Rail) annually. Plus, the area has more than 60 fiber, telecom, broadband, and wireless providers as well as dependable electric utilities and more than a 100-year supply of water. (Despite being in a desert, the area is one of the few in the nation to have this much water on reserve!)


Quality of Life in the Valley of the Sun

If that weren’t enough reason to choose Gateway, the Greater Phoenix area has a quality of life that’s hard to find anywhere else.

300 days of sunshine
Fun activities & events
Low cost of living


Its more than 300 days of sunshine make the area the perfect place to enjoy outdoor activities like golfing, boating, water skiing, and hiking. You can also cheer for five professional sports teams, catch a Major League Baseball game during Cactus League Spring Training, relax at a spa or world renowned resort, or experience music, theater, and other events at the area’s multiple performing arts centers and cultural venues. All this comes at a lower cost of living than you’d expect.

Golf                     Hiking                     Boating                     Biking                     Arts                     Spa & Resort
Come visit us!


Come visit Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in beautiful, sunny Mesa, Arizona and we'll show you how locating at Gateway will benefit your business. Call us now at 480-988-7662 or send an email to jjefferson@gatewayairport.com.