Outlook 2009: Southwest-Mountain

Outlook 2009: Southwest-Mountain

The Southwest-Mountain region seems well positioned to weather the economic storm in 2009, according to operators and state restaurant association executives.

The region includes the top three states ranked by expected sales growth in the National Restaurant Association’s Forecast for 2009: Colorado, Nevada and Texas. It also embraces Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming.

While the region generally shows increases in population and disposable income—two key drivers

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