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Midwest manufacturers business conditions best since August

By the Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

Apr 01, 2019

Minnesota and other Midwest manufacturers enjoyed solid sales and production gains in March even as flooding affected nearly a quarter of surveyed factories, according to a widely watched economic-report issued Monday by Creighton University.

Creighton's nine-state Mid-America Business Conditions index rose to 58.2 in March from 57.9 in February amid increases in new orders and production. 

March's nine-state index signaled the best business conditions for the region since August 2018.

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