Study: Ohio Business Outlook Tops U.S. Average

A new report by Citizens Bank finds that Ohio businesses, compared to the U.S. business community as a whole, are more likely to experience growth over the next quarter. The first-ever Citizens Business Conditions Index — which includes manufacturing data — revealed that the overall U.S. business climate remains strong, despite mounting headwinds. The bank’s nationwide index sits at a healthy 61.2, while the Ohio Business Index came in at 63.1, according to Gongwer News Service. A rating above 50 indicates economic expansion and improved business conditions. 8/27/2019