Rural Economy Growing
Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:30 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- The rural economy grew in December, but there are also warning signs of weakness in these regions, according to a monthly index report.

The Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI) rose to 56.1 in December from November's moderate 54.3. The RMI is a monthly survey of rural bank CEOs in a 10-state area. The index can range from 0 to 100 with 50.0 representing neutral growth.

"The overall index for the Rural Mainstreet Economy continues to indicate that the areas of the nation highly dependent on agriculture and energy continue to expand at a healthy pace," said Ernie Goss, ...

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