Report: Midwest’s economy still strong

The economy in nine Midwest and Plains states remains strong in the wake of a devastating global pandemic, according to new monthly survey of business leaders and managers, but the survey’s index gauging inflation soared to a new record high.

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June 2, 2021 - 7:42 AM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy in nine Midwest and Plains states remains strong in the wake of a devastating global pandemic, according to new monthly survey of business leaders and managers, but the survey’s index gauging inflation soared to a new record high. 

The Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions for May released Tuesday came in at 72.3, down slightly from April’s record high of 73.9. 

Any score above 50 on the survey’s indexes suggests growth, while a score below 50 suggests recession. 

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