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Banker Survey Shows Sluggish Midwest Economy

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:45:56 CDT
By: AP

An economist says a survey of bankers in Illinois and nine other Midwest and Plains states suggests the regional economy is experiencing slow to no growth. The Rural Mainstreet Index rose slightly above growth neutral in March. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says the region will need to see more increases in farm commodity prices to push the agriculture-based economy back into healthy growth territory.

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