About This ArticleFebruary 2014

The Midwest Economy Index (MEI) was –0.03 in February, down from +0.32 in January.

Index Shows Midwest Economic Growth Slower in February
Last Updated: 03/31/14

The Midwest Economy Index (MEI) decreased to –0.03 in February from +0.32 in January, falling below zero for the first time since June 2013. Moreover, the relative MEI moved down to –0.01 in February from +0.23 in the previous month. February’s value for the relative MEI indicates that the Midwest economy was growing at a rate consistent with national economic growth.