Survey: Oklahoma, Midwestern economies strong

Monday, January 3rd 2005, 12:55 pm
By: News On 6

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A monthly economic survey finds Oklahoma's economy in December strong, though down slightly from November.

Oklahoma's index of leading economic indicators is 55.9 for December, down from 60 in November.

An index above 50 indicates economic growth.

The survey by Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss found growth in the Oklahoma's leisure and hospitality industry and in transportation, except for air transportation.

Goss conducts the survey in nine Midwest states and found the regional index is 59.

Goss surveys manufacturers in Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.