About This ArticleDecember 2011
The Midwest Economy Index (MEI) was +0.09 in December, up from –0.13 in November.

Index Shows Midwest Growth Picked Up in December
Last Updated: 01/31/12
The Midwest Economy Index (MEI) increased to +0.09 in December from –0.13 in November, rising above its historical trend for the first time in five months. Midwest growth also outperformed its historical deviation with respect to national growth, as the relative MEI increased to +0.31 in December from –0.06 in November.