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Index of Economic Indicators Shows Kansas Growth

The message from a major indicator of future economic growth is that economic growth in Kansas will improve in the next 6-months.

The economic indicator, which was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, factors in such things as: state initial unemployment insurance claims, delivery times from the Institute for Supply Management manufacturing survey, and the interest rate spread between the 10-year Treasury bond and the 3-month Treasury bill.

The index shows Kansas improving, not only in comparison to past values, but also compared to the national value and values for surrounding states.

The index shows Kansas with an economic growth value above that of neighboring states – Colorado, Iowa and Missouri.

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Mike is one of those guys who has spent nearly a lifetime trying to figure out what he wants to do when he grows up. He has split time as a broadcaster and educator having first worked in radio in the early 1970’s while attending junior college. The two careers are directly connected because many of the 25 years as an educator were spent teaching broadcast journalism at the high school and college levels. Mike is married and has three adult children (no grandchildren yet) and enjoys sports, debating politics, gardening, landscaping-hauling rocks, and swapping stories with the "good old boys".