Beige Bonus: An expanded look at regional economic conditions

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis’ most recent Beige Book report on current business conditions, released Dec. 5, found that the Ninth District economy continued to grow in many areas, including construction, manufacturing, and energy.

Supplemental information offers additional details on how business contacts view current economic conditions. Most saw the economy growing in their region or sector, with some notable exceptions like agriculture. Many also noted growth in spite of a variety of challenges. (All source contacts were made before Friday, Nov. 23, and, similar to the Beige Book policy, all sources remain anonymous to protect confidentiality.)