Ernie Goss

Steve McIntosh
September 03, 2019 - 4:46 am
The August Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index, a leading economic indicator for the nine-state region stretching from Minnesota to Arkansas, fell below growth neutral for the first time since November 2016. The Index ranges between 0 and 100. It slumped to 49.3 in August...
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Steve McIntosh
May 01, 2019 - 5:09 am
The April Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index ... a leading economic indicator for the nine-state region stretching from Minnesota to Arkansas ... fell to a still solid reading ...signaling positive growth for the region over the next three to six months. The Index ... which...
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Steve McIntosh
October 01, 2018 - 4:46 am
The September Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped for the month ... but remained above growth neutral ... and continues to point to positive economic growth for the next three to six months. The Index is a leading economic indicator for the nine-state region...
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September 04, 2018 - 5:51 am
A monthly survey report suggests economic conditions in nine Midwest and Plains states took a leap forward last month. The report says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index jumped to 61.1 in August, compared with 57.0 in July. It's the 21st straight month that the index remained above growth-...
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Dreamstime
May 18, 2018 - 3:37 am
A monthly survey of bankers shows that the economy is slowly improving in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says while commodity prices have improved recently, they remain below break-even for a large share of grain farmers. The overall Rural...
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April 02, 2018 - 10:32 am
A business conditions index for nine Midwestern and Plains states surged again last month, which a report released Monday said is a sign of continued improvement in regional economic conditions. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index hit 62.1 in March, compared with 59.7 in February, the report...
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Dreamstime
February 01, 2018 - 9:55 am
A business conditions index for nine Midwest and Plains states slipped over the past month but still pointed to continuing improvement in regional economic conditions, according to a survey report released Thursday. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped to 57.3 in January from 59.0 in...
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Dreamstime
February 01, 2018 - 5:44 am
A report says a business conditions index for nine Midwest and Plains states slipped over the past month but still pointed to continuing improvement in regional economic conditions. The report released Thursday says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped to 57.3 in January from 59.0 in...
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Dreamstime
January 18, 2018 - 10:41 am
Declining numbers in a new monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy remains weak in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states. The overall economic index for the region dropped to 46.8 this month, compared with the December reading of 47.8. The November figure was 44.7. Survey organizers...
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Dreamstime
December 01, 2017 - 2:26 pm
Economists say a business conditions index for nine Midwest and Plains states dropped over the past month but also say it still suggests that regional economic conditions continue to improve. A report released Friday says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index slipped to 57.2 in November from 58...
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