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Midwest Business Leaders: Area’s Economy Improving with Reopening

Business leaders say the economy has begun to recover as businesses reopened in the past month in nine Midwest and Plains states, but it remains weaker than before the coronavirus outbreak began, according to a monthly survey released on July …

Midwest Business Leaders Optimistic Despite Coronavirus: Survey

Business leaders are optimistic the economy will begin to recover later this year in a nine-state region of the Midwest and Plains despite the ongoing impact of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a monthly survey released on June 1. The …

Business Conditions Report: Virus Outbreak Impacting Midwest Economy

Worries about the new virus first detected in China that’s infected tens of thousands of people globally, and has been blamed on the deaths of nine people so far in the U.S., are making a mark on the economy of …

Economy Slowing in 9 Midwest, Plains States, Survey Suggests

A new monthly survey of business leaders suggests the economy is slowing down in nine Midwest and Plains states as the U.S. trade war with China continues, according to a report released Dec. 1. The overall index for the region …

Survey Suggests Little or No Midwest Economic Growth on Horizon

The Mid-America Business Conditions index fell further below growth neutral, hitting 49.1 last month compared with 49.3 in August. The figure was 52.0 in July. The decline was the fifth in six months for the overall index, which had remained …

Midwest Economic Survey Suggests Little or No Growth on Horizon

An August survey of business supply managers suggested slow or no economic growth over the next several months in nine Midwest and Plains states, in part because of trade skirmishes, according to a newly released report. The Mid-America Business Conditions …

Survey: Midwest Economic Growth Likely to Continue

The economy in nine Midwestern and Plains states was hampered in part by tariffs and flooding last month, but it should continue to grow over the next three to six months, according to a report released on July 1. The …

Survey: Shortage of Skilled Workers Hurting Midwest Economy

The economy continued to expand in nine Midwestern and Plains states last month but was hampered by shortages of skilled workers, according to monthly survey results released Monday. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped to 54.1 in November from 54.9 …

Survey: As Trade Fears Mount, Economic Growth Slows in Midwest

Business remains strong in nine Midwest and Plains states, but a new monthly survey suggests growth is slowing as concerns about trade and tariffs increase. The region’s overall economic index decreased to 61.8 in June from May’s 67.3, but any …

Midwest Business Conditions Index Rose in February: Report

A business conditions index for nine Midwestern and Plains states rose over the past month, pointing to continued improvement in regional economic conditions, according to a report issued Thursday. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index hit 59.7 in February, compared with …