Super Spending Myth

Finally, some pragmatic sports economics reporting from the mainstream media. Tim Gallen comments on a Bloomberg story via his article in┬átoday’s Phoenix Business Journal, “Bloomberg: Debunking the myth of Super Bowl spending in Phoenix“: All eyes were on Phoenix for a two-week period leading up to Super Bowl XLIX. But despite thousands of well-heeled fans […]

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Apartment “Boom” is a “Boon?”

It’s too bad that Beth Duckett made the classic mistake of not digging a little deeper to put a cost/denominator on her happy-talk benefit/numerator in her Republic article, “New apartments means boon for Scottsdale.” Is it too early on a gray Saturday for a mathematical metaphor? The $2 million-over-projected building permit revenue ($6.5 was the […]

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Scottsdale Super Bowl Rentals Illegal

Short-term stay rentals (less than 30 days), such as vacation rentals and Bed & Breakfast boutique hotels, are not allowed in Single-Family Residential districts. City of Scottsdale website. Short-term stay rentals in Scottsdale have always been a wink-wink proposition. I’m aware of at least two Peaceful Valley homeowners who intend to rent their homes out […]

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