Mesa, Arizona is a city that lies just east of Phoenix in Maricopa County. Sky Harbor International Airport is just minutes away from Mesa and the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is located just fourteen miles from the city. It is the third largest city in Arizona and one of the 50 largest cities in the United States.
Those who are lucky enough to live here boast of beautiful weather year round with the average temperatures hovering around 86 degrees. This makes it the perfect vacation spot for tourists. Tourism attractions include places to visit such as the Mesa Arts Center where live musical and theatrical performances take place throughout the year. Sports fans, be prepared to watch the Oakland A's practice during spring training at Hohokam Stadium. There are also an abundance of golf courses located in the area that are perfect for any golf enthusiast.
Industries in the town range from hometown grocers to automotive companies and home and garden businesses. The health care industry is also big in Mesa. Cardon Children's Center is a state-of-the-art facility that offers pediatric services. Banner Gateway Medical Center is another cutting-edge medical facility located in the heart of the city.Some other major employers include the Boeing Company, Empire Southwest, Able Engineering, American Traffic Solutions and more.
Mesa’s rich history goes back to the first people who lived there called the Hohokams. They built canals and ran farms. Their irrigation system allowed for crop growth, transforming the soil of the Salt River, so that Hohokam people could trade crops for other needed supplies. In 1450 those people seemed to just disappear. It wasn't until the establishment of Fort McDowell in 1865 that the town began to thrive again. In 1877 a group of Mormons sent by Brigham Young from Utah decided to settle in the valley. Today the city is a thriving diverse community that attracts visitors from all over the globe. At www.mesa.com you will find a comprehensive business attractions guide for Mesa as well as a fun calendar of community events.