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www.prx.org/pieces/64441-can-music-boost-the-midwest-economy

Austin, Texas markets itself as the live music capital of the world. Nashville calls itself the music city and it's become more than just country. But, hey, what about the Midwest? We have a musical history and a good location. Changing Gears is a project looking at the reinvention of our region. We wanted to know why our ...

www.economist.com/news/united-states/21719813-farmers-are-making-comparisons-1980s-bust-how-bad-farm-slump

Mar 30, 2017 ... Midwestern farmers look at parallels with the 1980s whenever their cyclical industry is heading downwards. ... demand for crops such as maize (corn), sugar cane and soyabeans generated record profits thanks to demand for (maize and sugar-based) ethanol, and the then skyrocketing Chinese economy.

kmuw.org/post/report-midwest-economy-continues-struggle

Jan 4, 2016 ... A regional economic report out of Creighton University indicates that December of 2015 continued a sluggish trend for Kansas' economy. The report surveys.

www.bestplaces.net/economy/city/oklahoma/midwest_city

ECONOMY OVERVIEW. The unemployment rate in Midwest City, Oklahoma, is 4.80%, with job growth of 2.85%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 40.89%. Midwest City, Oklahoma Taxes Midwest City, Oklahoma, sales tax rate is 8.35%. Income tax is 5.00%. Midwest City, Oklahoma Income and ...

kcur.org/post/down-economy-has-many-midwest-farmers-looking-agronomists-advice

Nov 21, 2016 ... As another harvest season wraps up, Midwest farmers are once again facing low commodity prices amid enormous supplies. And when they recover from the long days bringing in the grain, they will eventually sit down with their books and try to figure out how best to farm again next year. Many will turn to ...

riskybusiness.org/report/heat-in-the-heartland-climate-change-and-economic-risk-in-the-midwest

This report identifies the economic risks posed by a changing climate to the Midwestern U.S.. The Midwest will likely be hit hard by impacts such as decreased labor productivity, increased energy demand, and increased heat- related mortality. This publication also includes a specific focus on the effects that climate change ...

michiganradio.org/post/canadian-oil-boosting-midwest-economy-what-cost

Jul 7, 2011 ... Green energy is often said to be the future of the Midwest economy. But old fashioned fossil fuels could be having a bigger effect on the region's jobs and corporate bottom lines. This is not conventional oil, though. It's a thick, tar-like crude from the oil sands in Alberta, Canada. It's sent here by pipelines, ...

www.economicmodeling.com/2011/10/14/industry-sectors-that-define-the-midwest

Industry Sectors That Define The Midwest. October 14, 2011 By Rob Sentz Leave a Comment. See the original post for details. See data for East Coast. See data for West Coast.

www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/business/2017/10/02/survey-suggests-more-economic-growth-ahead-midwest/723344001

Oct 2, 2017 ... OMAHA, Neb. — A monthly survey of business leaders released Monday suggests that economic conditions are still improving for nine states in the Midwest or Plains. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 58.2 in September, from 57.5 in August, the report said. The July figure was 56.1.