Economist: `Robust belt' will keep humming in 1998

Williamson, Tammy
December 1997
Bond Buyer;12/17/97, Vol. 322 Issue 30294, p32
Trade Publication
Reports in December 1997, that the Midwest of the United States is expected to remain economically strong in 1998. Factors which influenced the upgrading of bonds in the region; Comments from Greg Mount, an economist at First Chicago NBD Corporation; Listing of Midwest states with reserves at ten percent or above annual spending; Trends in unemployment rates in the region. INSETS: On an upswing;Midwest invisible supply.


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