By Tom Scanlon | East Valley Tribune
Even with the pandemic raging, Mesa had what might be called a “career year” for economic development.
That’s the theme of Mesa Economic Director William Jabjiniak’s annual report for the fiscal year that ended July 1.
“At the same time the pandemic was raging, the Office of Economic Development experienced a record pace for number of leads generated and active projects in our pipeline,” Jabjiniak crowed.
His annual report, released Monday, boasted of “record-setting growth,” noting “More than 2,600 jobs were created or announced by 46 different companies including Amazon, Comarch, ElectraMeccanica, Auer Precision, CMC Steel and Dexcom.
“Growth and expansion projects resulted in the creation and absorption of more than 3.7 million square feet of space and capital investment that exceeded $1.2 billion.”