OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The general financial index of a month-to-month survey of Midwest enterprise leaders hit a 16-year excessive for October, however the manufacturing sector of the economic system stays stunted from the coronavirus outbreak. The general measure of the Creighton College Mid-America Enterprise Circumstances Index improved to 70.2 in October from September’s already robust 65.1. Any rating above 50 on the survey’s indexes suggests development. Creighton College economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey and says that even with the excessive index stage, manufacturing output stays beneath ranges seen earlier than the pandemic. The month-to-month survey covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.