How ASU Plans To Make Downtown Mesa A Mecca For Media Creation

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 11:30am
Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 7:57am

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Michael Crow (left) and John Giles at the groundbreaking ceremony for ASU @ Mesa City Center.

With the recent groundbreaking of Arizona State University’s new campus at Mesa City Center, a lot of changes are on the horizon for once-sleepy downtown Mesa.

"The first conversation I had with Dr. Crow a few years ago, Dr. Crow said, 'If we come to your downtown, we will change it forever in a very positive way,'" said Mesa Mayor John Giles.

And, with the new campus, ASU President Michael Crow and Mesa Mayor John Giles are not only promising a new building and 800 new students — they’re promising to put the city on par with other media giants like Hong Kong, Sydney, even New York City.

But what’s their plan to deliver? The Show sat down with the optimistic duo to find out.

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