Google searches show St. Louis residents are optimistic about the economy, the St. Louis Business Journal reports.
As businesses across the country reopen, consumers are showing a willingness to spend, according to Google Trends data.
Searches for phrases like “new car,” “homes for sale,” and “vacation” are up since hitting lows in March and April. St. Louis-area searches for “Ford F-150” were at a 12-month high the week of June 14-20.
“Surgery” searches have also bounced back to pre-pandemic levels.
The data may signal St. Louisans are ready to resume both leisure and essential spending they put off during the economic shutdown.