A new survey of business leaders suggests little or no economic growth in most of a group of nine Midwest and Plains states through the end of the year, but the booming oil business will continue to drive growth in North Dakota and Oklahoma.
The region's overall economic index improved to a weak 50.4 in September from August's 49.7.
Any score above 50 suggests economic growth in the months ahead while a score below 50 suggests decline for that factor.
The survey covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.
By contrast with the overall index, North Dakota's economic index hit 61.6 in September and Oklahoma's registered 56.6.
Most Popular Today
- 1.Retail & Restaurants
Hy-Vee Announces Updates To Sioux Falls Stores
- 2.Recalls, General
Ford Recalls Nearly 423K Vehicles For Power Steering Problem
- 3.Your Money Matters
Flights Cut/Airfares Rise Out of Sioux Falls
Software Glitch Can Cause iPhones To Crash
- 5.Retail & Restaurants
Women's Clothier Torrid Coming To Empire Mall
- 6.Retail & Restaurants
Caribou Coffee, Einstein Bagels Opening SF Location
- 7.Your Money Matters
Changing Face Of 41st Street
Sioux Falls Ranked As Top City For College Grads
- 9.Health Care
Med-Star Settling Into New Location
- 10.Your Money Matters
Fewer Flights Lead To Higher Prices