Shopping in Tempe supports the people in your community. Your patronage keeps stores open and your neighbors working. It keeps both necessary and fun businesses close to your home, saving you time and gas. More than that, shopping Tempe helps pay for community parks, police and fire service and many other city services.
According to Local First Arizona, when you shop at a locally owned business, 45 cents of every dollar stays in Arizona. National chains contribute only 13 cents.
There are many great neighborhood retail centers as well as some shopping malls that provide fantastic shopping opportunities. Tempe Tourism provides a list of some of the top destinations.