About This ArticleAugust 2011
The Midwest Economy Index (MEI) was +0.03 in July, down from +0.36 in June.

Index Shows Midwest Economic Growth Weakened in August
Last Updated: 09/29/11
The Midwest Economy Index (MEI) decreased to –0.24 in August from +0.01 in July, marking the first time that the index has indicated below-average Midwest growth in 18 months. The relative MEI decreased to 0.00 in August, down from +0.92 in the previous month and its lowest value since June 2010.