Manufacturing continues strong growth in Midwest

May 03, 2017

Manufacturing conditions in Minnesota and eight other Midwestern states showed the fifth consecutive month of gains — with solid reports on new orders and employment, according to a widely watched monthly economic survey.

The Mid-America Business Conditions Index produced by Creighton University increased to 61.4 from 60.1 in March. Any index above 50 signals growth.

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