About This ArticleSeptember 2011
The Midwest Economy Index (MEI) was –0.35 in September, down from –0.24 in August.

Index Shows Midwest Growth Slowed in September
Last Updated: 10/31/11
The Midwest Economy Index (MEI) decreased to –0.35 in September from –0.24 in August, reaching its lowest value since the end of 2009. The relative MEI decreased from –0.08 in August to –0.26 in September—its lowest value since February 2010 and the second consecutive month it has been negative.