About This ArticleJuly 2012
The Midwest Economy Index (MEI) was –0.10 in July, down from +0.22 in June.

Index Shows Midwest Economic Growth Decreased in July
Last Updated: 08/28/12

The Midwest Economy Index (MEI) decreased to –0.10 in July from +0.22 in June, marking the first time in nine months that the index has indicated below-average Midwest growth. The relative MEI declined from +0.61 in June to –0.01 in July — its lowest value since October 2011.