[Source: ABC Channel 15 News] — As Valley businesses deal with these tough economic times, the downtown Phoenix area may have a slam dunk on its hands. That is if the Phoenix Suns keep hitting their shots. Thursday night was the Suns home opener. Business owners around the US Airways Center say they are hoping fan foot traffic generated by the game will help boost sales after a slow summer.
One owner said companies rely on the increased business every year, but this season is especially important given the down economy. Other business managers said they are thrilled people are going to the game because it helps take their minds off the economy.