On This PageNovember 2010, No. 280

A Snapshot of the Midwest Economy: Past and Present
Last Updated: 09/22/10

For over ten years, the Chicago Fed has published an index of national economic activity, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index. Here, the authors build on the methodology underlying this index to construct a Midwest counterpart that captures variation in economic activity in the five states that make up the Seventh Federal Reserve District.

A Minute with the Economist

Scott Brave provides some background information about the Midwest Economy Index.