posted on April 17, 2015 at 5:40 PM
Creighton University’s Rural Mainstreet Index climbed a-point-and-a-half to 46 this month, but remains four points below growth neutral. The monthly survey of bank CEO’s in a ten-state region dominated by agriculture, revealed a resurgent U.S....
posted on April 2, 2015 at 2:57 PM
A new report suggests slow economic growth is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states.
posted on May 2, 2014 at 6:17 PM
The Mid-America Business Index was above growth neutral and reached a three year high
posted on March 21, 2014 at 6:18 PM
Snapshot of rural economy reveals slight improvement, but the survey of bank CEOs in 10 Midwestern states reveals some sectors of the rural economy are on the decline.
posted on September 6, 2013 at 6:02 PM
According to this month's report, the Mid-America Business Condition Index suggests positive growth between July and August.
posted on March 1, 2013 at 4:35 PM
A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwest and Plains states dipped last month, suggesting only slow growth for the region over the next three to six months.
posted on January 25, 2013 at 1:42 PM
Rural economy is still expanding at a moderate pace and that farm communities "appear to have shed the negative impacts of the 2012 drought."
posted on October 5, 2012 at 3:56 PM
A leading economic indicator in middle America crept above growth neutral this week, for the first time in several months, but not by much. Creighton University’s “Business Conditions Index” registered a weak 50.4 for the month of September....
posted on September 21, 2012 at 4:16 PM
The economy in rural parts of 10 Midwest and Western states continued to look weak in September as the drought weighed down agricultural businesses.
posted on August 24, 2012 at 7:19 PM
Analysts Sue Martin and Jamey Kohake are joined by Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and Ernie Goss, Creighton University Economist to discuss the effect of the 2012 drought on rural America.
posted on June 22, 2012 at 4:59 PM
A June survey report says growth in rural areas of 10 Midwestern and Western states has slowed.
posted on April 20, 2012 at 1:59 PM
Economic growth appears to be slowing in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states because of higher fuel and energy prices, according to a new monthly survey released Thursday.
posted on March 2, 2012 at 6:33 PM
An economist who oversees a monthly survey of nine predominantly Midwestern states says the recovery that began in agriculture now is rippling into more sectors of the rural economy.
posted on January 6, 2012 at 4:39 PM
Creighton University economic professor is connecting the dots between the EuroZone debt and lower commodity prices during the first six months of 2012
posted on August 26, 2011 at 8:20 PM
From Wall Street to Main Street, economists note the impact of a slowing economy. A major grain processor refuses to accept federally approved genetically engineered corn. Despite uncertainty over federal support, the "winds of change" bring...