Survey suggests solid economic growth ahead for Midwest

Omaha, Neb. (News Channel Nebraska) A new report says a January survey of business supply managers is signaling solid economic growth over the next three to six months for nine Midwest and Plains states.

The report issued Friday says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 56 last month from 55-point-two in December. The November figure was 54-point–one.

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey. He says the shortages of skilled workers and international trade tensions remain an impediment to even stronger growth.

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