Mid-America Survey Suggests Slower Growth Ahead

Tuesday, September 4th 2007, 2:29 pm
By: News On 6

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The latest survey of economic conditions in the Midwestern United States finds improvement in Oklahoma.

The monthly survey of business leaders and supply managers by Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss puts Oklahoma's Business Conditions Index for August at 51.3. That's up from 49.5 in July.

An index above 50 indicates an expanding economy during the next three to six months.

The survey includes nine states in the Midwest and the index for the entire region fell from 57.8 in July to 56 in August.