New industrial facility expected to draw aerospace, defense business to Mesa

The city of Mesa recently broke ground on a 150,000-square-foot speculative industrial facility in the Falcon Field District, which it hopes will draw significant aerospace and defense businesses.


The city of Mesa recently broke ground on a 150,000-square-foot speculative industrial facility in the Falcon Field District, which it hopes will draw significant aerospace and defense businesses.

The Longbow Gateway One is slated to be complete by January and anticipated to bring at least 175 new jobs. The facility will be adjacent to Boeing’s 2 million-square-foot manufacturing facility at Falcon Field Airport and the Loop 202.

"Longbow Gateway One will be an excellent addition to Mesa," Mayor John Giles said in a statement.  "The decision by Opus Development Company to bring a new industrial facility for aerospace and defense companies to the Falcon Field District is a great endorsement of our business-friendly environment."

"This is an exciting step towards the future of the Falcon Field District,” Vice Mayor and District 5 Councilmember David Luna said in a press release. “The City of Mesa is committed to being a business-friendly community and to attracting top flight companies to our city. This facility will check all the boxes companies look for and will be a tremendous addition to Mesa."

Opus Development says it also plans to target light assembly, distribution, general industrial, storage, food and ecommerce businesses as future tenants.

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