Business Index for Midwest shows positive results

Steve McIntosh
October 01, 2020 - 5:33 am

For the fourth straight month, the Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index advanced above growth neutral and to its highest level since May 2018. The Index is a leading economic indicator for the nine-state region stretching from Minnesota to Arkansas, including Kansas and Oklahoma.  In April of this year, Covid-19 pushed the overall index to its lowest level in 11years. Since April, the overall index has risen five consecutive months with four straight months above growth neutral 50.0. The September Business Conditions Index, which ranges between 0 and 100, increased to 65.1 from August’s 60.0.  
   The Kansas Business Conditions Index for September increased to 69.9 from 63.0 in August. The results come from a monthly survey of supply managers.

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