Survey suggests more economic growth ahead for Midwest

Friday, February 15, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. — A monthly survey of business leaders suggests that economic conditions continued to improve last month for nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a report released.

The Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 58.8 in October from 58.2 in September and 57.5 in August, the report states.

"Both the national and our regional indices indicate the manufacturing sector is expanding at a very healthy pace and that this expansion will spill over into the broader national and regional economies in the next three to six months," said Creighton University economist Ernie Goss, who oversees the survey.

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