Mid-America Business Conditions Index remained below growth neutral for a second month.
A quarter of the managers surveyed say the biggest hurdle in the next year is implementation of health care reform.
Economist Ernie Goss says even though the May numbers are positive, the region’s economic growth will slow in the months ahead.
Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says heavy manufacturing continues to be propel economic growth, with export-oriented manufacturers leading the way.
Business conditions in nine Midwestern and Plains states suggest a slowdown in growth.
Higher energy prices and supply problems stemming from the Japanese tsunami and Midwest and Plains flooding have slowed economic growth.
An economic development conference draws advice for the city from around the Midwest.
Exports are making “a significant contribution to growth.”
…slipped slightly but still points to growth over the next few months.