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Economy still confuses

The economy this year continues to perplex even the most knowledgeable economists. A couple of the economic indicators that we like to examine are...
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Rural Mainstreet Index report: Regional economy expanding

After declining below growth neutral for March, the overall Rural Mainstreet Index for June expanded above the threshold for a third straight month to...
Renewable energy

Renewable energy report highlights economic impact in Iowa

A new study shows wind and solar renewable energy produces billions of dollars of economic impact for Iowa. The findings — by Goss & Associates...
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Creighton Rural Mainstreet Economic Index again falls below growth neutral

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI) fell for the fifth straight month in September, sinking below growth neutral for a fourth consecutive month,...

Labor shortages killing many industries

In May 2022, after 70 years of operations, the nation’s last Howard Johnson restaurant closed its doors in Albany, New York. Across the nation,...

Economist: Holiday retail sales could increase by 10% in Iowa

Retailers are going to see a significant increase in sales this holiday season, says Creighton University economist Dr. Ernie Goss. “This is going to be...

The economy is cooking

Just think how strong the economy would be if employers could find all of the employees they needed, and supply chain disruptions were fixed. Here’s...

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