By Tom Scanlon | West Valley View
According to an Aug. 14 Wall Street Journal story, “U.S. households boosted retail spending 1.2% in July, the third straight monthly increase despite a rise in coronavirus infections.”
At the risk of bragging, the West Valley might comment: “That’s nothing!”
Despite slowdowns and shutdowns of restaurants, bars, gyms and movie theaters, the Goodyear/Avondale/Buckeye economy is not just surviving the COVID-19 pandemic but thriving through it. The West Valley economy soon could get another boost: Amazon recently purchased 90 acres in Goodyear. The global giant has not announced plans for that site and another West Valley property, but may do so soon.