High Rents

Amarillo - A positive economic indicator in our area could end up being a barrier to recession recovery.

Across the nation commercial real estate prices have tanked -- down more than 23 percent.

But in our area, they're pretty much as high as always -- which is making some business owners sweat about paying rent in these tough times.

"We're lucky to have such a strong economy and i just have to have a lot of faith that the lord's gonna be with us to be able to afford it," Business Owner Hollie Gandy said.

Gandy says she's pretty sure her business is going to be okay because it's been around for a while..

But she worries about anyone trying to start a new business having to pay these costs.