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Manufacturing in the Midwest growing

Graham Immerman
November 08, 2017

Manufacturing in the midwest is surging! "Citing strong exports, hiring and faster ingredient deliveries, Midwest manufacturers reported their highest growth in four months in October, according to a widely watched economic report issued Wednesday by Creighton University." Creighton's Mid-America Business Conditions Index includes nine states in the midwest, and that index is up to 58.8 in October from 58.2 in Semptember. Anything above 50 indicates growth, and we may see even more in November!

Manufacturing surges in Midwestern statesSource: http://www.startribune.com

Citing strong exports, hiring and faster ingredient deliveries, Midwest manufacturers reported their highest growth in four months in October, according to a widely watched economic report issued Wednesday by Creighton University. Creighton's Mid-America Business Conditions Index, which covers Minnesota and eight other central states, rose to 58.8 in October from 58.2 in September. It is the 11th consecutive month the index signaled strong economic growth for factories in the region. Minnesota's index fell to a still strong 56.3 in October from 59.4 in September as factories reported growth across nearly all measures. Any index above 50 indicates growth. Read More

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