About This ArticleDecember 2012

The Midwest Economy Index (MEI) was –0.18 in December, up from –0.30 in November.

Index Shows Midwest Economic Growth Improved in December
Last Updated: 01/31/13

The Midwest Economy Index (MEI) increased to –0.18 in December from –0.30 in November, but remained negative for the sixth consecutive month. The relative MEI decreased to –0.01 in December from +0.55 in November, primarily because of significantly lower contributions from the Midwest’s manufacturing and service sectors.