Mid America Business Index Increases To Best Level In Over A Year

(WNAX) — The July, Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index, a leading economic indicator for the nine-state region stretching from Minnesota and the Dakotas to Arkansas, advanced above growth neutral, and to its best level since March 2019.  Ernie Goss Director of Creighton University’s Economic Forecasting Group puts the survey together each month…

Goss says the July employment index continued to indicate job losses, but at a slower pace than in June…

Goss says the pandemic is still having an impact on businesses…

Goss says looking ahead six months, economic optimism, as captured by the July Business Confidence Index, climbed to a strong 68.3, its highest level since April 2018, and up from 65.3 in June.