Survey finds Oklahoma economy improve

Tuesday, April 1st 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Omaha, Nebraska-AP) -- A survey of supply managers and business leaders finds improvement in the Oklahoma economic index.

The survey by Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss puts the state's economic index at 53-point-five in March, up from 51 in February.

An index above 50 indicates an expanding economy.

Goss' survey of nine states in the Mid-America region finds the overall business index declined slightly from 53-point nine in February to 53-point-seven in March.

Goss blames the overall decline on higher energy costs.

States included in the survey are Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.