From Elliott Pollack’s weekly newsletter;

As for local news, Sky Harbor Airport announced that enplanements were up 6.1% from year earlier levels and deplanements were up 5.1% from the same month in 2011. Arizona retail sales for February increased 6.3% from February 2011 levels. In Maricopa County, retail sales increased 7.4% from 2011 levels in February. All of this is good news and indicates that the State continues to recover.