The monthly Creighton University survey of business leaders shows the Midwestern economy saw its biggest-ever economic bounce during April. On the zero to 100 scale, the business conditions index hit a record 73.9 for the month, its largest in almost three decades of surveys. Economist Ernie Goss says the region’s economy, which includes Minnesota and eight other states, has posted growth for 11 straight months now:

“This economy is moving along but it’s constrained, if you can believe that, constrained by supply bottlenecks. Four out of the ten supply managers reported they were experiencing significant bottlenecks and delays in deliveries, so that’s slowing down the growth.”

Minnesota’s business conditions index for April rose to 79.7 from 59.8 in March