Monday, July 13, 2009

Springfield Enterprise Index predicts slow economy

The Greater Springfield Enterprise Index, a University of Illinois at Springfield index, indicates “below normal” local economic activity for April and projects lagging growth for the rest of 2009.

Compared to previous indexes, this is the first time a major slowing of the economy has been seen, according to Patty Byrnes, professor of economics at UIS.

The index was the feature of a July 9, 2009 article in the State Journal-Register.

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