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Manufacturing Slows In Kansas City Region



The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City | Photo courtesy of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City | Courtesy of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

A survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City showed manufacturing activity in the region slowed at the start of the second quarter, from a 10 on the index in March to a 7 in April.

“Regional factory expansion was not quite as strong in April as in March, when better weather provided a boost,” said Chad Wilkerson, a vice president and economist at the Kansas City Fed. But he noted that April’s number was one of the best in nearly two years “and firms were generally optimistic about future business.”

The survey covers manufacturers in a seven-state area that includes Kansas and the northern half of Missouri and monitors production, new orders, employment, supplier delivery time and raw material inventory.

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