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Report: Midwest Business Conditions Index Rose in February

A report says a business conditions index for nine Midwest and Plains states rose over the past month, pointing to continued improvement in regional economic conditions.

The report released Thursday says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index hit 59.7 in February, compared with 57.3 in January. The December figure was 59.0.

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says manufacturing and other business sectors in the region are experiencing “very healthy growth in business activity.”

The survey covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

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