JD Beatty joined the City of Mesa’s Office of Economic Development in April 2013, and currently serves as a Project Manager. Concentrating on business attraction and site selection efforts, he leads development projects across the city, with a focus on the Elliot Road Technology Corridor and the Riverview District. During his tenure, JD’s work in Mesa has resulted in the creation of more than 2,800 new jobs, $790 million in new capital investment, and the construction/absorption of over 1.3M square feet of commercial space.
Prior to joining the Mesa team, JD worked for CBRE’s Labor Analytics Group, a site selection consultancy specializing in workforce & real estate strategy. As an Analyst of Client Strategy & Consulting, he led target market research for relocation and expansion projects with major Fortune 500 and corporate clients across the country and internationally.
JD is also an Arizona native, born and raised in Tempe, graduating from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Marketing, a B.A in Tourism, and a B.A. in German Language and Literature.