Future of Suns, Diamondbacks in downtown Phoenix causing angst

The city and business owners are concerned about what the future might hold if the teams don’t stay, but Executive Director of the MRED program Mark Stapp says though businesses around the arena could be affected, they don't rely solely on it.

In an article Jan. 22, 2019, on azfamily.com:

The businesses around the arena don’t just depend on the arena business. The businesses that depend on downtown as a viable, vibrant employment and residential area benefit from what happens at the arenas because it adds to their business.

Mark Stapp, executive director of the Master in Real Estate Development program and Fred E. Taylor Professor in Real Estate