Mid-American Business Conditions Index reaches highest level in 14 years in May

By |2018-06-04T03:58:54-05:00June 4th, 2018|

The May Mid-America Business Conditions Index, an economic indicator for a nine-state region that stretches from Arkansas to Minnesota, is pointing to strong growth for the next three to six months. Creighton University’s Economist Ernie Goss who oversees the survey says the index is at the highest level in 14-years. "The overall index climbed to 67.3. Sixty-seven point three is very strong, it's up from April's 64.5. It's the eighteenth straight month it's been above growth neutral. So, this economy, this manufacturing economy is surging, it's growing, it's rocketing."  More than half of supply managers indicated that finding and hiring qualified [...]