By Scott Shumaker | East Valley Tribune
In light of Mesa’s recent economic successes, Mesa’s mayor and city manager think the city can be choosier in the future about which projects get the welcome mat from the city.
City leaders were addressing local business leaders at the Economic Development Advisory Board meeting on earlier this month.
Everyone who spoke there agreed that Mesa has had an incredible economic run in recent years, attracting Fortune 500 and Fortune 50 companies to the city and seeing long-planned tech and manufacturing zones flourish.
The city exceeded all of its economic development goals for fiscal year 2022, and in some cases smashed them, attracting $2.8 billion in capital investment against a goal of $500 million.