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Regional Business Survey Reports - March 2012


Region Economy Main Index Comments
Austin Expanding 58.4 PMI soars upward into expansion mode.
Boston Contracting 48.0 PMI increases from February, but the index is still contracting.
Buffalo     This month's regional report was not available at the time of posting. Up-to-date regional reports may later become available at the affiliate website.
Chicago Expanding 62.2 Business Barometer marks its fifth month above 60 percent.
Cincinnati Expanding 60.6 Local PMI increases 9.2 percentage points from last month.
Denver (Mfg.) Expanding 55.1 Manufacturing economy continues to expand, but at a slightly slower rate than in February.
Denver (Non-mfg.) Expanding 68.2 Non-Manufacturing index continues to reflect a strong local economy.
Houston Expanding 59.1 Local PMI continues to remain strong.
Mid-American States Expanding 58.6 Expansion continues at a slightly faster rate than in February.
Milwaukee Expanding 51.8 PMI continues to expand, but at a significantly slower rate than last month.
New York City Expanding 67.4 New York city business activity expands at the fastest pace in 13 months.
Northeast Ohio*     This month's regional report was not available at the time of posting. Up-to-date regional reports may later become available at the affiliate website.
Southeast Michigan Expanding 66.1 Local PMI remains strong, increasing one percentage point from February.
Western Washington Expanding 60.6 Expansion slows somewhat from February, but local economy continues to reflect strength.

* Barometer readings above "0" indicate that the manufacturing sector of the economy is generally expanding.



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