1999 Geography of Retailing - Phoenix
Entrances & Exits: Office Depot turned up the heat in Phoenix this year, adding five new locations. Among them: Glendale, Mesa, Tempe and two in Scottsdale. Circuit City added a store in the market. Two new CompUSA stores opened and one closed; one former Computer City location became a CompUSA. Costco moved one location and plans to add one by year's end.
Economy: The area will see continued growth although at a slower rate than last year. Small business owners are bracing for the slow-down.