Seventeen thousand new jobs are expected to arrive in Arizona.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced on Friday afternoon that SkyBridge Arizona will set up a brand-new facility at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
The facility will be America’s first international air cargo process hub. It will house Mexican and United States customs.
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: I’m proud to welcome SkyBridge Arizona, a new facility that will transform Phoenix-Mesa @GatewayAirport into a high-density employment center, fueling economic growth not just in the region, but for all of Arizona. pic.twitter.com/VkL3qXiwRu
— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) January 5, 2018
According to Ducey, thousands of new flights will arrive at the East Valley airport. There will also be $230 million in capital investment.
According to SkyBridge Arizona, the 15-year build-out plan includes improvements to infrastructure around the airport.
Developers estimate Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport will see an increate of an additional 2,000 cargo flights per year, which climbs to 10,000 flights by 2036.
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport had 10,373 cargo flights land in 2016. 2017 numbers are still being finalized.
ABC15 has reached out to Mesa and Gilbert to see how the addition of thousands of new flights will impact residents.
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