. . . The fact that Mesa is a rising education hub likely influenced Apple’s decision, said Joseph Pastore, professor emeritus at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.
“Companies like to locate where there is talent,” he told MacNewsWorld. “[Mesa] has been undergoing an interesting initiative to bring higher education to its city. It has attracted five colleges from various points in the U.S. to add branches in Mesa. The fundamentals for plant location in Mesa are emerging in the form of a concentration of an educated workforce.”