Bankers survey of Midwest States continues to show strong growth

OMAHA, N.E.(WNAX)- A new survey of bankers across a ten state region in the middle of the country suggests strong economic growth continues but hasn’t yet rebounded to pre-pandemic levels.

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says he expects interest rates to hold steady for at least the rest of this year.

Goss says the Biden Administration infrastructure plan may push inflation higher.

Goss says while the Covid-19 vaccine will help the economy rebound, business travel will lag.

Goss says finding and hiring qualified workers continues to be a challenge for businesses across the region.