( Above Photo Provided By Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport/James Todd )
By Gail Barney | Contributing writer for Phoenix Business Journal.
Airports are important economic engines for the regions they serve, creating high-wage jobs, expanding business opportunities and increasing access to the global marketplace. In the growing Phoenix East Valley, the 3,000 acres at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport are attracting a significant amount of private investment. Just drive the perimeter of the airport and you’ll see exactly what I mean.
As someone who’s been involved with Gateway Airport for many, many years, I’m always impressed by its changing landscape and the increasingly important role it plays in greater Phoenix’s air transportation system. Once a remote airfield mainly used for pilot training, Gateway Airport is now a thriving commercial service airport and the centerpiece of a dynamic regional transformation. And private development is helping the airport lead the way.
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