Rural Mainstreet Index

Survey suggests virus outbreak to slow the economy
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March 20, 2020 - 5:46 am
A new survey of bankers in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states suggests they expect the economy to slow down over the next few months as the nation deals with the coronavirus outbreak. The overall score for the region in the Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index fell to 35.5 in March...
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Survey finds KS economic growth down in February
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February 21, 2020 - 4:43 am
The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index declined in February, but remained above growth neutral. The overall index for February declined to 51.6 from 55.9 in January. This the sixth straight month the reading has moved above growth neutral, according to the monthly survey of bank CEOs in...
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Midwest economic index up from October score
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November 22, 2019 - 5:11 am
According to one index the economic news in the Midwest is as good as it has been for quite some time and yet it’s not as good as it could be. Creighton University released their latest Rural Mainstreet Index, a monthly survey of bank CEO's in rural areas of 10 states. Creighton University...
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July 19, 2019 - 5:50 am
Creighton University's Rural Mainstreet survey of bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states released Thursday shows the survey's overall index falling from 53.2 in June to 50.2 this month. Any score above 50 suggests a growing economy, while a score below 50 indicates a shrinking economy...
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April 19, 2019 - 5:10 am
A monthly survey of rural bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states shows about one of every five expects an increase in farm loan defaults stemming from last month's devastative Midwest floods. The Rural Mainstreet survey for April, released Thursday, shows the survey's overall index...
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February 25, 2019 - 2:22 am
The Rural Mainstreet Index from Creighton University for February sank to 50.2 from January’s 51.5. The index is a survey of rural area bank CEO's from ten states including Kansas. Numbers over 50 indicate a growing economy. Creighton Economist Ernie Goss says Kansas mirrored the overall index, but...
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January 18, 2019 - 4:28 am
A monthly survey of rural bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states suggests banks are growing increasingly concerned about farm loan defaults in 2019. More than 4 of every 10 bankers questioned for the Rural Mainstreet survey for January said they expect farm loan defaults to be the year's...
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September 24, 2018 - 4:51 am
The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index was released last week for September. The overall index declined to 51.5 from 54.8 in August. Kansas' rating dropped from August’s 56.3 to 53.2. Creighton Economist Ernie Goss says the survey is of bank CEO's in rural areas of 10 states including...
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June 22, 2018 - 4:12 am
The economy should continue growing slowly in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states, but the most recent survey of bankers in the area doesn't reflect all the recent tough trade talk. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says farmers are concerned that new tariffs could hurt exports at a...
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