By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times
It may not be the heady days of a decade ago.
But consumer confidence in Arizona now is the highest it’s been since the wheels came off the economy.
The new report by the Behavior Research Center puts the confidence index for the state at 88.4. That’s based on a scale of 100 for what Arizonans were feeling in 1985.
And while that may not seem like much, it’s literally double where it was at the beginning of 2009 in the depths of the recession.
The index is based on how Arizonans see both current and future employment and business conditions.