About This ArticleDecember 2013

The Midwest Economy Index (MEI) was +0.48 in December, up from +0.33 in November.

Index Shows Midwest Economic Growth Picked Up in December
Last Updated: 01/31/14

Led by improvements in the service sector and consumer spending indicators, the Midwest Economy Index (MEI) reached its highest value in December since May 2012, increasing to +0.48 from +0.33 in November. Moreover, the relative MEI increased to +0.15 in December from +0.13 in the previous month. December’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.