September 2, 2016


Falcon Field Area Alliance MapThe Falcon Field Business District is home to over 1000 acres of industrial zoned lands and currently totals over 3,200,000 square feet of facilities. There is a wide selection of sites and facilities for both commercial and manufacturing operations.

Six industrial parks are spread throughout the Business District and provide a wide range of options suitable for nearly any operation. Longbow Business Park is a new 170 acre master planned business park that is strategically designed around a 7003 yard golf course and offers the highest quality environment for business and industry. Corporate relocation specialists can definitely find a space in the Falcon Field Business District that will fit the specific needs of relocating companies.

The Falcon Field Business District’s diversified economy in manufacturing, commercial and administrative services make it the center of trade in North Mesa. Elements of the economic base include aerospace and aviation products, electrical/industrial equipment, transportation and communication products and construction. Manufacturing continues to be the major economic sector in terms of state gross product and employment.

Arizona is a right to work state. And with competitive financial opportunities and a favorable tax code, Falcon Field Business District companies benefit from Arizona’s positive business operating environment.

Employers in the Falcon Field Business District and Mesa AZ

The Boeing Company Military aircraft
Special Devices, Inc. Manufacturers of chemical air bag igniters
Talley Defense Systems Propellant-based defense products
Alliant Techsystems (ATK) Ordnance products
MD Helicopters Commercial helicopters
Lockheed-Martin Electronic Systems
Mesa Trees Tree Service
Semflex Microwave cable assemblies and devices
Trans-Matic Deep drawn transfer presses
Timken Bearing manufacturer

The Falcon Field Business District benefits from its Arizona location and provides quick access to nearby western markets and the enormous Southern California and Mexico regions. Service can be provided to much of the country by truck in one or two days and at the same time achieve substantial savings through back haul rates.

Major Airport

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is served by 23 airlines which provide nonstop service from Phoenix to 89 cities in the United States and 17 cities in Canada, Europe and Mexico. Sky Harbor is the 5th busiest airport in the world for aircraft operations. On a weekday, more than 1300 flights arrive and depart. Currently Sky Harbor has three runways ranging in length from 7,800 to 11,000 feet. It is known as the world’s busiest three runway airport.

Major Airlines Serving Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Aeromexico Delta
Air Canada Delta Connection (Skywest)
Alaska Airlines Frontier
Aloha Airlines Great Lakes
America West Hawaiian Airlines
America West Express Midwest Airlines
American Northwest
American Trans Air Southwest
Arizona Express Sun Country
British Airways United Airlines
Continental US Airways

General Aviation Airports

Falcon Field Airport

Falcon Field Airport is owned and operated by the City of Mesa. The Airport, located in the Falcon Field Business District, is seven miles northeast of downtown Mesa and 18 miles east from Phoenix. The airport currently serves as home base for more than 900 aircraft and as an industrial park with more than 30 aviation-related businesses, and more than 50 commercial enterprises. The Falcon Field Airport is the third largest in Arizona and is one of the top ten general aviation airports in the United States.

Williams Gateway Airport

Williams Gateway Airport in Mesa is governed by an airport authority and has been designated as a reliever to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, but also serves a variety of aircraft including corporate, cargo, general aviation and military. The airport’s three runways, (10,401 feet; 10,201 feet; and 9,301 feet) allow for access for all types of aircraft.

Transportation – Ground

From the Falcon Field Business District, companies have excellent access to Interstates 10 and 17 as well as several major U.S. highways and the regional freeway system. This excellent infrastructure system in combination with the abundance of motor carriers operating local terminals in the Greater Phoenix region ensures excellent service for both statewide and cross-country shipments.


One of the factors contributing to the rapid growth of North Mesa is the quality and reputation of the entire spectrum of learning opportunities. Served by the Mesa Public School District, the K-12 system is the largest school district in Arizona and enjoys a national reputation for its excellent programs. In addition the community is served by multiple institutions of higher learning such as Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus and Mesa Community College. In fact within a 40 mile radius there are over 25 colleges and universities.

Within the community there is a very close cooperative effort between education and business. Businesses turn to the schools for well-trained workers, continuing education and advanced training. In turn the local schools benefit from financial support, assistance in intern training and placement of graduates.

Primary and Secondary Education

Mesa Public School District

General Data

  • Size of District: 76,000 students

  • Expenditure per pupil: $5,591

  • Average class size:

    • K-3 – 26

    • 4-6 – 30

    • 7-9 – 28

    • 10-12 – 26

National Recognition
Expansion Management Magazine named the Mesa School District a “Gold Medal Award” which gives it the distinction of being ranked in the top 16% of all school districts nationwide. Expansion Management ranks more than 2,800 school districts across the country as a way of providing business and industry with a basis for comparing the type and quality of workforce that they would encounter in the various communities throughout the country.

Arizona Assessment Program
Each spring, all Arizona students in grades 2-10 are assessed on the state mandated Stanford 9 test in the areas of reading, vocabulary, language and mathematics. For the results of this testing, please visit

Higher Education

Arizona State University

Arizona State University (ASU) is the nation’s largest public university, serving nearly 60,000 students. ASU is a Research 1 university and is committed to facilitating technology transfer through university-industrial relationships.

ASU Polytechnic Campus at Williams Gateway

ASU Polytechnic offers more than 30 academic programs where students build a strong foundation in the arts, sciences, mathematics and technology. As Arizona’s first polytechnic institution employees of the future are educated through unique programs, world-class facilities, and distinguished faculty.

Mesa Community College

Over the past 35 years, Mesa Community College (MCC) has grown to become one of the nation’s largest community colleges with semester enrollments exceeding 37,000 students at its Mesa and Red Mountain campuses and many extended campus locations.
Learning is the heart of the college’s mission and is central to all MCC does as a college-learning for students, faculty and staff, as well as for the community. MCC offers an array of programs to meet community needs, including transfer, occupational, developmental, continuing and community education, two-year degree and certificate programs, and alternative delivery methods, including the Internet, video conference network and independent learning options.

  • MCC at Red Mountain
    MCC at Red Mountain is located within the Falcon Field Business District and offers a wide range of classes for transfer, occupational preparation, development of basic skills, continuing education, and community education.

  • Downtown Center, Centennial Way

  • Downtown Center, Country Club & Brown

  • Williams Gateway Airpark

East Valley Institute of Technology

The East Valley Institute of Technology is a joint technological school district formed in 1990 by voters in ten participating East Valley school districts. The $46 million state-of-the-art campus offers classes in more than 35 different areas for high school students and adults. High school students attend tuition free.

Other Educational Institutions in Greater Phoenix

Apollo College
Arizona School of Health Sciences
Collins College
DeVry University
Embry-Riddle University
Grand Canyon University
Keller Graduate School of Management
Ottawa University
Thunderbird-American Graduate School of International Management
University of Phoenix
Western International University