Minnesota: January survey results mark the 26th straight month Minnesota’s Business Conditions Index has remained above growth neutral. The overall index dipped to a healthy 60.1 from December’s 61.4. Components of the index from the January survey of supply managers were new orders at 66.2, production or sales at 70.4, delivery lead time at 53.3, inventories at 58.1, and employment at 52.7. “Durable goods manufacturers in the state experienced healthy growth for the month while nondurable goods producers lost economic activity for January. Overall though, the Minnesota economy is expanding at the fastest pace in the region. The healthy growth will continue for the next 3 to 6 months,” said Goss.