KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A monthly economic survey index for Midwestern states shows the Kansas economy slipped in March but remains steady overall.
The Mid-America Business Conditions index from Creighton University surveys business leaders and supply managers. It uses a collection of indexes ranging from zero to 100. Any score above 50 suggests growth while a score below 50 suggests decline.
The survey found the Kansas overall index slipped to 52.0 in March, from 54.1 in February.
Manufacturers of durable- and nondurable-goods manufacturers experienced favorable conditions during the month. But transportation equipment producers and food processors showed little to no improvement during the period.
The survey covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.