Manufacturing is off to a strong start in 2021 in a nine-state region that includes Oklahoma.
Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said the Mid-America Business Conditions Index continues to outpace U.S. growth.
"This month, it was a healthy — a very healthy — 67.3, and that’s up from December’s pretty strong 64.1. So, it was a very good reading. We’re still down from pre-COVID levels, but boy, we’re moving in the right direction," Goss said.