Manufacturing activity surges in region for second straight month
from The Kansas City Star
Manufacturing in the region surged again in February, according to a survey of purchasing managers in nine states that include Missouri and Kansas. An index based on the survey results rose to 58.4 from 55.9 in January. December's reading had been 50, a neutral point between a growing manufacturing economy and a declining one. The uptick ran counter to a dip in a similar national survey by the Institute for Supply Management. It's index fell to 52.4 in February from 54.1 in January.
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