About This ArticleAugust 2013

The Midwest Economy Index (MEI) was +0.41 in August, up from +0.22 in July.

Index Shows Midwest Economic Growth Increased in August
Last Updated: 09/30/13

The Midwest Economy Index (MEI) increased to +0.41 in August from +0.22 in July, and the relative MEI rose to +0.73 in August from +0.45 in July. August's value for the relative MEI indicates that Midwest economic growth was higher than would typically be suggested by the growth rate of the national economy.