City of Mesa News Article
City confirms Apple coming to Mesa
By: Kevin Christopher
11/5/13 1:23 PM

Nov. 4, 2013
City of Mesa
Contact: Steven Wright, Director
Public Information & Communications
Office. 480-644-2069 
Mesa, AZ – Mesa officials along with the Governor’s Office, Arizona Commerce Authority, Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Maricopa County applauded Apple’s decision to come to the Grand Canyon state. An official comment from the City stated, “We are thrilled that Apple will be coming to Arizona and that they have chosen Mesa for their newest manufacturing facility.”
“This is a perfect example of the City of Mesa’s commitment to being a leader in bringing new, private investment to our State and region,” Mayor Scott Smith said, “The continued growth in the Gateway area, particularly in the technology, aerospace and education sectors, is a good indication that the City’s proactive strategy and approach to economic development is working.”
Apple's presence will create approximately 2,000 jobs in the area. They are also working with SRP to use 100 percent renewable energy, greening the grid and allowing for the utility to invest in entirely new, renewable energy projects.
"This announcement demonstrates what happens when you create a vision and stick to your plan. Apple truly exemplifies the innovative nature of companies choosing to locate in Mesa, and I am thrilled to welcome them to the Mesa Gateway Area,” District 6 Councilmember Scott Somers said. “With companies like Apple, Bridgestone America, and Able Engineering we are well on our way to realizing our vision of creating 100,000 high-tech, high-wage jobs."
About Mesa, Arizona – The City of Mesa’s estimated population is approximately 450,000 within an incorporated area of approximately 133 square miles. Total land area encompasses 182 square miles. The City ranks as the 38th most populous city in the United States, larger than the cities of Kansas City, Miami, St. Louis and Pittsburgh. Mesa is a favorite destination to thousands of visitors with more than 300 sun-filled days a year and average temperature of 72.6 degrees. The area’s economy is driven by five major industries healthcare, education, aerospace, technology and tourism. Mesa is home to two award-winning airports, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Falcon Field Airport. For more information about the City of Mesa go to
About Mesa Gateway - Located in the southeast corner of one of the fastest growing counties of the United States, the Mesa Gateway area represents an unparalleled opportunity for growth. Anchored by the former Williams Air Force Base, now Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, this 32 square-mile area benefits from its proximity to the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, easy accessibility via new freeways, and the scenic backdrop of the Superstition Mountains.

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