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The CommStock Report: Rural economy strong but slipping as Fed fights inflation

I was surprised at the difference in Creighton's Rural Mainstreet Economy Indexes between Minnesota (49.4) and Missouri (91) last month. Fifty is growth so that means that the Minnesota rural economy is the first to slow to neutral while Missouri is still showing the rest of rural America how growth is done. The 10-state Heartland RMI was 57.7, down from 62 the previous month.

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