By Jason Rose | Scottsdale Independent
The various debates that had been taking place in Scottsdale now seem so trivial.
The Desert Discovery Center, Southbridge 2 and the latest civic issue that may be creating anger or acclaim still matter to the vested but matter little to a wounded community whole.
While the media can’t stop reporting on the coronavirus it has been underreporting the devastating impact just starting to be fully realized on tourism communities like Scottsdale.
Tourism is the number one industry in our city. But hotel room and occupancy rates are collapsing. Special events that drive business for so many are being canceled or could be later this year.