A Smart Location for High-Tech Manufacturers and Data Centers
Power, land, water, natural gas, fiber, market access, quick entitlement process, Foreign Trade Zone – the Elliot Road Technology Corridor has everything high-tech manufacturers need to get up and running fast at a very competitive cost. Just ask Apple, which recently opened it’s $2 billion, 1.3-million-square-foot global command center in the Corridor, or Niagara Bottling, which just built a state-of-the-art, 450,000-square-foot production facility, or EdgeCore, which just began building phase one of a 1.25-million-square-foot data center campus.
The Corridor has more than 1,000 acres of available, shovel-ready property for projects large and small, with access to a robust infrastructure and within 30 minutes of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
STREAMLINED ENTITLEMENT PROCESS
The City of Mesa has created a Planned Area Development Zone in the Corridor that reduces entitlement risk and greatly expedites the development process. The Overlay Zone is designated as light industrial. When landowners opt in, they are only required to submit the proper paperwork for administrative approval. No public hearings or further City Council action is required. Projects that might have taken up to six months to go through the entitlement process, can get approval as fast as a few weeks.
LARGE, AFFORDABLE, REDUNDANT POWER CAPACITY
The Elliot Road Technology Corridor is located adjacent to Salt River Project’s (SRP) 500kV, 230kV and 69kV transmission lines and Browning receiving station. Perfect for companies needing large amounts of redundant, dedicated power (20MW or more). www.srpnet.com
ROBUST FIBER NETWORK
Multiple fiber providers in the Corridor provide dark and lit fiber services, extensive interconnectivity, and redundancy for high-tech industry needs. Furthermore, the City-owned E-Streets Conduit Loop, stretching 36 miles through East Mesa and the Corridor, provides an underground network of twelve 2” fiber conduits which can be leased by fiber providers and private industry, allowing for accelerated fiber expansion and increased network operational control.
AVAILABLE NATURAL GAS
Southwest Gas provides competitively-priced natural gas service to the area. www.swgas.com
ABUNDANT WATER AND WASTE WATER CAPACITY
The City of Mesa maintains a substantial water and wastewater infrastructure network in the Corridor, and is continuing to expand to accommodate for future industry growth. The City is investing over $150 million to construct the Signal Butte Water Treatment Plant, which will add an additional 24 million gallons per day (MGD) of pumping capacity to the area by Summer 2018. In addition, a $200 million expansion of the existing Greenfield Water Reclamation Plant will also enhance wastewater capacity in the area by 14 MGD, bringing the total plant capacity to 30 MGD.
MESA'S FOREIGN TRADE ZONE (FTZ)
One of the most competitive in the nation, the Mesa FTZ can reduce or defer tariffs and duties, and can reduce property taxes by as much as 72.2% in perpetuity for qualified users.
CONVENIENT FREEWAY ACCESS
Easy freeway on/off ramp access to Loop 202 and Interstate 10 links the area to markets across the nation. The Corridor is within a one-day drive time of the Southern California market making Mesa an excellent alternative to the higher operating costs of California.
The Corridor is conveniently located within 5 minutes from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Gateway Airport provides commercial service to more than 47 destinations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which provides commercial and cargo service to technology hubs around the nation and internationally, is only 30 minutes away. www.phxmesagateway.org, www.skyharbor.com
ELLIOT ROAD STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS
The City of Mesa is investing $17 million in streetscape and roadway improvements for Elliot Road, which will include road-widening to six lanes, street median improvements, landscaping and place-making efforts, further reinforcing the Elliot Road Technology Corridor’s identity as an area for innovation and high-tech industry. The improvements are expected to be completed February 2019.
LOW RISK OF NATURAL DISASTER
The Phoenix-Mesa metro area consistently ranks among the safest places in the U.S. for high-tech companies to do business because of its low risk of natural disaster. A 2008 study, conducted by SustainLane, ranked Mesa as the safest place in the nation when considering natural disaster risks such as hurricanes, flooding, catastrophic hail, tornado super-outbreaks, and earthquakes.
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (ASU) POLYTECHNIC
The Corridor is in close proximity to ASU’s Polytechnic campus with more than 4,000 students enrolled in science, engineering, management, technology, and education programs.
CHANDLER GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Also located within a few minutes of the Corridor is Chandler Gilbert Community College’s Williams Campus with more than 2,000 students in nursing, aviation, and applied technology programs.