After two months of declines, index shows Minnesota and Midwest manufacturing return to growth

1 Nov 2019

October's regional numbers bring relief, in view of sinking exports, imports, inventories.

After two difficult months, manufacturing across Minnesota and other central states returned to growth in October, outpacing national results that continue to show declining factory conditions for much of the nation, according to a widely watched economic report issued Friday by Creighton University.

Creighton’s Mid-America Business Conditions Index for Minnesota and eight other states rose to 52.6 last month. That was up from 49.1 in September and 49.3 in August.

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