A monthly economic report suggests supply managers surveyed in nine Midwestern and Plains states are optimistic about the regional economy over the next six months. The confidence index for the Mid-America Business Conditions Index jumped to 66.5 last month from 57.2 in November.
A new Census report shows that Iowa and several other Midwest and Plains states have the lowest poverty rates when cost of living is factored into the calculation. The report released Wednesday showed that Iowa had the lowest rate at 8.6 percent. The national rate under the new measure is 16 percent.
A new survey of business leaders suggests the economy will continue growing in nine Midwest and Plains states through the rest of 2013 but at a slower pace than earlier this year. The survey’s overall economic index rose to 53.8 in August from July’s 53.5.
A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwest and Plains states dipped last month, suggesting only slow growth for the region over the next three to six months.
A new survey of business leaders suggests the economy will remain sluggish in nine Midwest and Plains states, and hiring will be slow over the next three to six months.
A new survey of business leaders suggests little or no economic growth in most of a group of nine Midwest and Plains states through the end of the year, but the booming oil business will continue to drive growth in North Dakota and Oklahoma.
Economic growth appears to be slowing in nine Midwest and Plains states, but a monthly survey of business leaders released Friday suggests the region remains healthy overall.
The economy in nine Midwest and Plains states remained strong in March because of the health of agricultural and manufacturing businesses in the region, but a new survey released Friday suggests business weakened slightly last month.
The outlook for rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states remains positive thanks to the improving economy, according to a new survey of bankers released Thursday.