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					       With regard to your own company, how do you see operations changing during the next
                                             year?
                        (above 50 indicates expansion, below 50 indicates contraction)



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               District   Mpls/StPaul   Outstate MN U.P. of Michigan   Montana   N. Dak.         Northwestern Wisconsin
                                                                                           S. Dak.
Ninth District Business Conditions Survey by Industry Sector
November 2004

Prospects for the National Economy
Question 1: Real gross domestic product (GDP), the nation's output of goods and services, has risen
about 3 percent per year since World War II. Compared to that average performance, which of the
following best describes how you expect the national economy to perform over the next year?


Response                             Percent of Respondents
                                      All Respondents Agriculture     Manufacturing Construction

0 % or Below                                      1%             0%             0%            0%
1% to 2%                                         21%            32%            23%           11%
3%                                               43%            52%            45%           46%
4% to 5%                                         35%            12%            32%           43%
6 % or More                                       1%             4%             0%            0%

Question 2: The consumer price index (CPI) has risen at a 3 percent annual rate over the past 20 years.
Compared to that average performance, which of the following best describes how you expect consumer

Response                             Percent of Respondents
                                      All Respondents   Agriculture   Manufacturing Construction

1 % or Below                                      0%             0%             0%            0%
Around 2 %                                       19%            12%            18%           17%
Around 3 %                                       47%            48%            44%           47%
Around 4 %                                       30%            40%            32%           28%
5 % or More                                       4%             0%             6%            8%

Prospects for Your Community

Question 3: Based on your knowledge of your community's businesses and industries, how do you
see the following aspects of its economy changing in 2005?

Response                             Percent of Respondents
                                      All Respondents   Agriculture   Manufacturing Construction

Business Investment

DOWN                                              6%            12%             6%            3%
UNCHANGED                                        32%            28%            36%           32%
UP                                               62%            60%            59%           65%

Employment
DOWN                                              8%            16%            5%            3%
UNCHANGED                                        32%            36%           34%           30%
UP                                               60%            48%           61%           68%

Consumer Spending

DOWN                                              9%            12%            7%            8%
UNCHANGED                                        44%            48%           50%           53%
UP                                               47%            40%           42%           39%

Housing Starts

DOWN                                             30%            32%           25%           35%
UNCHANGED                                        43%            52%           50%           46%
UP                                               28%            16%           26%           19%

Question 4: Based on your knowledge of your community's businesses and industries, how do you see w

Response                             Percent of Respondents
                                      All Respondents   Agriculture   Manufacturing Construction

0% to 1%                                          9%             4%            6%            8%
2% to 3%                                         78%            96%           81%           73%
4% to 5%                                         12%             0%           13%           19%
GREATER THAN 5%                                   0%             0%            1%            0%

Question 5: Overall, what is your outlook for your community's economy in the next 12 months?

Response                             Percent of Respondents
                                      All Respondents   Agriculture   Manufacturing Construction

VERY PESSIMISTIC                                  0%             0%            0%            0%
SOMEWHAT PESSIMISTIC                             13%            12%            8%           11%
SOMEWHAT OPTIMISTIC                              74%            76%           80%           81%
VERY OPTIMISTIC                                  13%            12%           12%            8%

Prospects for Your Company/Organization

Question 6: With regard to your company or organization, how do you see operations changing during the

Response                             Percent of Respondents
                                      All Respondents   Agriculture   Manufacturing Construction

Sales

DOWN                                              7%            20%            5%           14%
UNCHANGED                                        23%            32%           16%           27%
UP                                               70%            48%           80%           59%
Full-time Employees

DOWN                                              7%             4%            8%           11%
UNCHANGED                                        49%            80%           40%           30%
UP                                               44%            16%           51%           59%

Investment in Plant and Equipment

DOWN                                             11%             8%           10%            8%
UNCHANGED                                        48%            56%           40%           54%
UP                                               41%            36%           50%           38%

Prices on Products & Services

DOWN                                              9%            24%           13%            5%
UNCHANGED                                        42%            36%           34%           30%
UP                                               48%            40%           53%           65%


Question 7: How much of a challenge will the following issues pose for your
company or organization in 2005?

Response                              Percent of Respondents
                                      All Respondents   Agriculture   Manufacturing Construction

Securing Workers

SERIOUS CHALLENGE                                14%            12%           15%           24%
CHALLENGE                                        29%            36%           32%           27%
SOME WHAT CHALLENGE                              32%            32%           30%           22%
NO CHALLENGE                                     25%            20%           23%           27%

Securing Nonlabor Inputs

SERIOUS CHALLENGE                                 2%             0%            2%            3%
CHALLENGE                                        13%            17%           15%           16%
SOME WHAT CHALLENGE                              37%            38%           49%           32%
NO CHALLENGE                                     49%            46%           34%           49%

Meeting Foreign Competition

SERIOUS CHALLENGE                                12%            12%           27%            3%
CHALLENGE                                        14%            28%           20%            3%
SOME WHAT CHALLENGE                              23%            36%           25%           18%
NO CHALLENGE                                     51%            24%           28%           76%

Implementing New Technology
SERIOUS CHALLENGE                                  5%             4%            4%            0%
CHALLENGE                                         28%            32%           30%           19%
SOME WHAT CHALLENGE                               45%            44%           48%           46%
NO CHALLENGE                                      22%            20%           18%           35%

Complying with Government Regulations

SERIOUS CHALLENGE                                 17%             8%           16%           16%
CHALLENGE                                         30%            40%           24%           38%
SOME WHAT CHALLENGE                               33%            44%           39%           27%
NO CHALLENGE                                      20%             8%           21%           19%

Question 8: How has productivity changed at your company over the past year?

Response                               Percent of Respondents
                                       All Respondents   Agriculture   Manufacturing Construction

DECREASED                                          5%             4%            3%            8%
NO CHANGE                                         17%            20%           12%           30%
UP 1 TO 2 PERCENT                                 30%            52%           28%           22%
UP 3 TO 5 PERCENT                                 28%            16%           29%           24%
UP OVER 5 PERCENT                                 19%             8%           28%           16%

Question 9: What percent of your company's revenues are derived from Internet sales?

Response                               Percent of Respondents
                                       All Respondents   Agriculture   Manufacturing Construction

0%                                                66%            79%           69%           78%
1% to 2%                                          18%            17%           19%            8%
3% to 5%                                           8%             4%            8%            5%
6% to 10%                                          5%             0%            4%            5%
11% to 25%                                         2%             0%            0%            3%
OVER 25%                                           1%             0%            0%            0%

Question 10: What effect will the results of the following elections have on your business or organization


Response                               Percent of Respondents
                                       All Respondents   Agriculture   Manufacturing Construction
Presidential
Very negative effect                               4%             4%            1%            3%
Somewhat negative effect                           8%            13%            5%            8%
No effect                                         19%            17%           25%           16%
Somewhat positive effect                          45%            46%           43%           57%
Very positive effect                              24%            21%           27%           16%

U.S. Congress
Very negative effect                                 2%            9%               0%            0%
Somewhat negative effect                             9%           13%               5%            8%
No effect                                           21%           17%              25%           19%
Somewhat positive effect                            51%           48%              51%           57%
Very positive effect                                18%           13%              20%           16%

State Government
Very negative effect                                 3%            4%               5%            3%
Somewhat negative effect                            27%           21%              32%           35%
No effect                                           37%           50%              43%           19%
Somewhat positive effect                            27%           17%              17%           43%
Very positive effect                                 6%            8%               3%            0%

Local Government
Very negative effect                                 2%            0%               3%            0%
Somewhat negative effect                            10%           17%               6%           19%
No effect                                           66%           58%              79%           51%
Somewhat positive effect                            19%           21%              12%           27%
Very positive effect                                 4%            4%               0%            3%

How would you describe your industry affiliation?

Percent of Respondents from:
                                       All Respondents    Agriculture      Manufacturing Construction

MPLS/ST. PAUL                                       43%           24%              41%           68%
GREATER MINNESOTA                                   23%           20%              32%           16%
UP OF MICHIGAN                                       4%            0%               5%            0%
MONTANA                                              9%           16%               5%            8%
NORTH DAKOTA                                         6%           24%               6%            0%
SOUTH DAKOTA                                         7%           16%               4%            0%
NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN                               9%            0%               7%            8%

How would you describe your industry affiliation?

Number of Respondents from:
                                       All Respondents    Agriculture      Manufacturing Construction

MPLS/ST. PAUL                                       146               6             45                25
GREATER MINNESOTA                                    77               5             35                 6
UP OF MICHIGAN                                       12           -                  5            -
MONTANA                                              29               4              5                3
NORTH DAKOTA                                         21               6              7            -
SOUTH DAKOTA                                         24               4              4            -
NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN                               31           -                  8                 3
 Total                                              340               25           109                37

DIFFUSION INDEX: QUESTION 3 *

                                       All Respondents    Agriculture      Manufacturing Construction
BUSINESS INVESTMENT                                        78             74              77           81
EMPLOYMENT                                                 76             66              78           82
CONSUMER SPENDING                                          69             64              67           65
HOUSING STARTS                                             49             42              50           42

DIFFUSION INDEX: QUESTION 6 *

                                             All Respondents    Agriculture    Manufacturing Construction

SALES                                                      82             64              88           73
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES                                        69             56              72           74
INVESTMENT                                                 65             64              70           65
PRICE CHANGES                                              69             58              70           80

SURVEY STATISTICS
Surveys Sent                                             1124
Surveys Received                                          340
Response Rate                                            30%

* Index number above 50 indicates expansion, and number below 50 indicates contraction.
 services, has risen
nce, which of the
 next year?



           Retailing         Computers/Software Services         F.I.R.E.         Other

                        5%                 13%              2%               0%            0%
                       26%                  0%             22%              18%           19%
                       37%                 13%             38%              51%           40%
                       32%                 75%             38%              31%           40%
                        0%                  0%              0%               0%            2%

over the past 20 years.
 you expect consumer prices to change over the next year?


             Retailing       Computers/Software    Services         F.I.R.E.         Other

                        5%                  0%              0%               0%            0%
                       32%                 13%             18%              31%           14%
                       26%                 63%             42%              46%           59%
                       37%                 25%             36%              21%           24%
                        0%                  0%              4%               3%            3%




ries, how do you



             Retailing       Computers/Software    Services         F.I.R.E.         Other




                       11%                  0%              4%               5%            7%
                       26%                  0%             42%              31%           26%
                       63%                100%             53%              64%           67%
                   16%                  0%          16%          5%        7%
                   26%                 13%          38%         31%       31%
                   58%                 88%          47%         64%       62%




                   11%                  0%          18%          3%        9%
                   37%                 38%          36%         49%       33%
                   53%                 63%          47%         49%       59%




                   47%                 13%          31%         46%       19%
                   21%                 50%          40%         28%       41%
                   32%                 38%          29%         26%       40%

ries, how do you see wages and salaries changing in 2005?


             Retailing   Computers/Software   Services    F.I.R.E.    Other

                   21%                  0%          20%          5%       10%
                   63%                 63%          71%         82%       79%
                   16%                 38%           9%         13%       10%
                    0%                  0%           0%          0%        0%

t 12 months?


             Retailing   Computers/Software   Services    F.I.R.E.    Other

                    0%                  0%           0%          0%        0%
                   32%                  0%          22%          8%       14%
                   58%                 63%          62%         76%       74%
                   11%                 38%          16%         16%       12%




ons changing during the next year?


             Retailing   Computers/Software   Services    F.I.R.E.    Other




                   16%                  0%           5%          5%        2%
                   16%                 13%          42%         13%       29%
                   68%                 88%          53%         82%       70%
       5%                  0%          13%          0%        3%
      58%                 25%          53%         64%       50%
      37%                 75%          33%         36%       47%




      21%                  0%          18%         11%       10%
      42%                 38%          56%         58%       45%
      37%                 63%          27%         32%       45%




      11%                  0%          11%          5%        2%
      16%                 63%          51%         59%       57%
      74%                 38%          38%         36%       41%




Retailing   Computers/Software   Services    F.I.R.E.    Other




      16%                 13%          13%         11%       12%
      42%                 13%          31%         21%       25%
      21%                 38%          31%         37%       40%
      21%                 38%          24%         32%       23%




       0%                  0%           2%          0%        2%
      11%                 13%           9%         11%        7%
      50%                 13%          33%         31%       23%
      39%                 75%          56%         58%       68%




       6%                 13%           5%          0%        2%
      12%                 25%           7%         11%        9%
      18%                 38%          27%         11%       22%
      65%                 25%          61%         79%       67%
                    6%                  0%           9%          5%        7%
                   22%                 25%          30%         23%       33%
                   56%                 50%          42%         41%       42%
                   17%                 25%          19%         31%       18%




                   16%                 13%          20%         18%       19%
                   32%                 38%          22%         38%       32%
                   32%                 25%          29%         23%       32%
                   21%                 25%          29%         21%       18%




             Retailing   Computers/Software   Services    F.I.R.E.    Other

                    5%                 13%           9%          8%        2%
                   11%                 13%          20%         21%       16%
                   21%                 13%          33%         28%       38%
                   47%                 13%          24%         28%       32%
                   16%                 50%          13%         15%       13%




             Retailing   Computers/Software   Services    F.I.R.E.    Other

                   47%                 50%          64%         69%       55%
                   32%                  0%          16%         10%       27%
                   11%                 13%           9%          5%       13%
                    5%                 13%           7%         10%        2%
                    0%                 25%           4%          0%        2%
                    5%                  0%           0%          5%        2%

siness or organization in 2005?



             Retailing   Computers/Software   Services    F.I.R.E.    Other

                    6%                  0%          18%          3%        0%
                   11%                  0%          13%          5%       10%
                   17%                 13%          18%         13%       17%
                   50%                 63%          27%         58%       41%
                   17%                 25%          24%         21%       31%
       0%                  0%            7%          0%           0%
      17%                  0%           16%          5%          10%
      17%                 13%           19%         21%          21%
      61%                 63%           42%         61%          43%
       6%                 25%           16%         13%          26%



       0%                  0%            2%          0%           5%
      29%                 50%           20%         21%          21%
      35%                 25%           29%         45%          34%
      29%                 25%           36%         24%          34%
       6%                  0%           13%         11%           5%



       0%                  0%            2%          0%           3%
       0%                 25%            9%          8%          10%
      44%                 50%           62%         68%          62%
      50%                 25%           13%         16%          19%
       6%                  0%           13%          8%           5%




Retailing   Computers/Software    Services    F.I.R.E.       Other

      32%                 63%           31%         54%          41%
      16%                 13%           22%         10%          22%
      11%                  0%            7%          0%           3%
      16%                 13%            9%         10%           9%
       5%                  0%            7%          8%           2%
      16%                  0%            9%         10%           9%
       5%                 13%           16%          8%          14%




Retailing   Computers/Software    Services    F.I.R.E.       Other

        6                     5          14             21           24
        3                     1          10              4           13
        2                 -               3         -                 2
        3                     1           4              4            5
        1                 -               3              3            1
        3                 -               4              4            5
        1                     1           7              3            8
       19                     8          45             39           58




Retailing   Computers/Software    Services    F.I.R.E.       Other
        76                  100              74              79              80
        71                   94              66              79              78
        71                   81              64              73              75
        42                   63              49              40              60




Retailing    Computers/Software   Services        F.I.R.E.           Other

        76                   94              74              88              84
        66                   88              60              68              72
        58                   81              54              61              67
        82                   69              63              65              70




                                                                  1997 Survey
Ninth District Business Conditions Survey by Geographic Area
November 2004

Prospects for the National Economy
Question 1: Real gross domestic product (GDP), the nation's output of goods and services, has risen
about 3 percent per year since World War II. Compared to that average performance, which of the
following best describes how you expect the national economy to perform over the next year?


Response                             Percent of Respondents
                                           All        Mpls/StPaul    Greater      U.P. of
                                       Respondents                  Minnesota    Michigan

0 % or Below                                     1%            1%          3%           0%
1% to 2%                                        21%           18%         17%          50%
3%                                              43%           42%         48%          42%
4% to 5%                                        35%           38%         31%           8%
6 % or More                                      1%            1%          1%           0%

Question 2: The consumer price index (CPI) has risen at a 3 percent annual rate over the past 20 years.
Compared to that average performance, which of the following best describes how you expect consumer
the next year?

Response                             Percent of Respondents
                                           All        Mpls/StPaul    Greater      U.P. of
                                       Respondents                  Minnesota    Michigan

1 % or Below                                     0%            0%          0%           0%
Around 2 %                                      19%           23%         18%          25%
Around 3 %                                      47%           45%         47%          25%
Around 4 %                                      30%           28%         27%          42%
5 % or More                                      4%            4%          8%           8%

Prospects for Your Community

Question 3: Based on your knowledge of your community's businesses and industries, how do you
see the following aspects of its economy changing in 2005?

Response                             Percent of Respondents
                                           All        Mpls/StPaul    Greater      U.P. of
                                       Respondents                  Minnesota    Michigan

Business Investment

DOWN                                             6%            3%          9%           8%
UNCHANGED                                       32%           23%         44%          58%
UP                                              62%           74%         47%         33%

Employment

DOWN                                             8%            3%         13%         42%
UNCHANGED                                       32%           27%         43%         42%
UP                                              60%           70%         44%         17%

Consumer Spending

DOWN                                             9%            5%         13%         25%
UNCHANGED                                       44%           51%         39%         50%
UP                                              47%           43%         48%         25%

Housing Starts

DOWN                                            30%           40%         22%         17%
UNCHANGED                                       43%           42%         48%         75%
UP                                              28%           17%         30%          8%




Question 4: Based on your knowledge of your community's businesses and industries, how do you
see wages and salaries changing in 2005?

Response                             Percent of Respondents
                                           All        Mpls/StPaul    Greater     U.P. of
                                       Respondents                  Minnesota   Michigan

0% to 1%                                         9%            6%         13%          8%
2% to 3%                                        78%           82%         75%         92%
4% to 5%                                        12%           12%         12%          0%
GREATER THAN 5%                                  0%            0%          0%          0%

Question 5: Overall, what is your outlook for your community's economy in the next 12 months?

Response                             Percent of Respondents
                                           All        Mpls/StPaul    Greater     U.P. of
                                       Respondents                  Minnesota   Michigan

VERY PESSIMISTIC                                 0%            0%          0%          0%
SOMEWHAT PESSIMISTIC                            13%            8%         17%         25%
SOMEWHAT OPTIMISTIC                             74%           80%         75%         75%
VERY OPTIMISTIC                                 13%           12%          8%          0%

Prospects for Your Company/Organization

Question 6: With regard to your company or organization, how do you see
operations changing during the next year?

Response                              Percent of Respondents
                                            All        Mpls/StPaul    Greater        U.P. of
                                        Respondents                  Minnesota      Michigan

Sales

DOWN                                              7%            5%            10%          9%
UNCHANGED                                        23%           19%            21%         27%
UP                                               70%           77%            69%         64%

Full-time Employees

DOWN                                              7%            7%             6%         17%
UNCHANGED                                        49%           40%            58%         42%
UP                                               44%           53%            35%         42%

Investment

DOWN                                             11%            8%            14%         25%
UNCHANGED                                        48%           52%            36%         33%
UP                                               41%           40%            49%         42%

Prices on Products & Services

DOWN                                              9%           10%             9%         17%
UNCHANGED                                        42%           49%            38%         17%
UP                                               48%           42%            53%         67%


Question 7: How much of a challenge will the following issues pose for your
company or organization in 2005?

Response                              Percent of Respondents
                                            All        Mpls/StPaul    Greater        U.P. of
                                        Respondents                  Minnesota      Michigan

Securing Workers

SERIOUS CHALLENGE                                14%           16%            10%          0%
CHALLENGE                                        29%           27%            31%         25%
SOME WHAT CHALLENGE                              32%           30%            42%         25%
NO CHALLENGE                                     25%           27%            17%         50%

Securing Nonlabor Inputs

SERIOUS CHALLENGE                                 2%            1%            0%           9%
CHALLENGE                                      13%           13%         11%            0%
SOME WHAT CHALLENGE                            37%           33%         48%           36%
NO CHALLENGE                                   49%           53%         41%           55%

Meeting Foreign Competition

SERIOUS CHALLENGE                              12%            8%         17%            9%
CHALLENGE                                      14%           14%          9%           27%
SOME WHAT CHALLENGE                            23%           23%         23%           45%
NO CHALLENGE                                   51%           55%         51%           18%

Implementing New Technology

SERIOUS CHALLENGE                               5%            5%          5%            0%
CHALLENGE                                      28%           25%         33%           42%
SOME WHAT CHALLENGE                            45%           49%         38%           50%
NO CHALLENGE                                   22%           21%         24%            8%

Complying with Government Regulations

SERIOUS CHALLENGE                              17%           18%         14%           17%
CHALLENGE                                      30%           26%         32%           42%
SOME WHAT CHALLENGE                            33%           35%         31%           33%
NO CHALLENGE                                   20%           21%         22%            8%

Question 8: How has productivity changed at your company over the past year?

Response                             Percent of Respondents
                                          All        Mpls/StPaul    Greater     U.P. of
                                      Respondents                  Minnesota   Michigan

DECREASED                                       5%            5%          8%            0%
NO CHANGE                                      17%           18%         16%           17%
UP 1 TO 2 PERCENT                              30%           32%         31%           42%
UP 3 TO 5 PERCENT                              28%           27%         27%           17%
UP OVER 5 PERCENT                              19%           18%         18%           25%

Question 9: What percent of your company's revenues are derived from Internet sales?

Response                             Percent of Respondents
                                          All        Mpls/StPaul    Greater     U.P. of
                                      Respondents                  Minnesota   Michigan

0%                                             66%           67%         68%           82%
1% to 2%                                       18%           16%         14%            9%
3% to 5%                                        8%            7%         12%            9%
6% to 10%                                       5%            6%          5%            0%
11% to 25%                                      2%            2%          0%            0%
OVER 25%                                        1%            1%          1%            0%
Question 10: What effect will the results of the following elections have on your business or organization


Response                               Percent of Respondents
                                             All          Mpls/StPaul    Greater     U.P. of
                                         Respondents                    Minnesota   Michigan
Presidential
Very negative effect                                 4%            3%          6%          8%
Somewhat negative effect                             8%            8%          5%          8%
No effect                                           19%           18%         21%          8%
Somewhat positive effect                            45%           51%         40%         67%
Very positive effect                                24%           20%         27%          8%

U.S. Congress
Very negative effect                                 2%            1%          1%          0%
Somewhat negative effect                             9%            8%         12%          8%
No effect                                           21%           22%         21%         17%
Somewhat positive effect                            51%           54%         43%         58%
Very positive effect                                18%           14%         22%         17%

State Government
Very negative effect                                 3%            1%          5%          0%
Somewhat negative effect                            27%           32%         43%          8%
No effect                                           37%           38%         30%         50%
Somewhat positive effect                            27%           27%         21%         33%
Very positive effect                                 6%            3%          1%          8%

Local Government
Very negative effect                                 2%            1%          4%          0%
Somewhat negative effect                            10%            8%         12%          8%
No effect                                           66%           72%         61%         50%
Somewhat positive effect                            19%           15%         21%         33%
Very positive effect                                 4%            3%          3%          8%

How would you describe your industry affiliation?

Percent of Respondents from:
                                             All          Mpls/StPaul    Greater     U.P. of
                                         Respondents                    Minnesota   Michigan

AGRICULTURE                                          7%            4%          6%          0%
MANUFACTURING                                       32%           31%         45%         42%
CONSTRUCTION                                        11%           17%          8%          0%
RETAILING                                            6%            4%          4%         17%
COMPUTERS/SOFTWARE                                   2%            3%          1%          0%
OTHER SERVICES                                      13%           10%         13%         25%
GOVT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS                             11%           14%          5%          0%
OTHER                                               17%           16%         17%         17%

How would you describe your industry affiliation?
Number of respondents
                                                   All          Mpls/StPaul      Greater         U.P. of
                                               Respondents                      Minnesota       Michigan

AGRICULTURE                                               25              6                5          -
MANUFACTURING                                            109             45               35               5
CONSTRUCTION                                              37             25                6          -
RETAILING                                                 19              6                3               2
COMPUTERS/SOFTWARE                                         8              5                1          -
SERVICES                                                  45             14               10               3
F.I.R.E.                                                  39             21                4          -
OTHER                                                     58             24               13               2
 Total                                                   340            146               77              12

DIFFUSION INDEX: QUESTION 3 *

                                                   All          Mpls/StPaul      Greater         U.P. of
                                               Respondents                      Minnesota       Michigan

BUSINESS INVESTMENT                                       78              85              69              63
EMPLOYMENT                                                76              84              66              38
CONSUMER SPENDING                                         69              69              68              50
HOUSING STARTS                                            49              38              54              46

DIFFUSION INDEX: QUESTION 6 *

                                                   All          Mpls/StPaul      Greater         U.P. of
                                               Respondents                      Minnesota       Michigan

SALES                                                     82              86              79              77
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES                                       69              73              64              63
INVESTMENT                                                65              66              68              58
PRICE CHANGES                                             69              66              72              75


SURVEY STATISTICS
Surveys Sent                                           1,124            448               223          46
Surveys Received                                         340            146                77          12
Response Rate                                            30%            33%               35%         26%

* Index number above 50 indicates expansion, and number below 50 indicates contraction.
 services, has risen
nce, which of the
 next year?



              Montana        N. Dak.     S. Dak.     Northwestern
                                                      Wisconsin

                        0%          0%          0%            0%
                       17%         19%         33%           23%
                       48%         52%         46%           26%
                       34%         29%         21%           52%
                        0%          0%          0%            0%

over the past 20 years.
 you expect consumer prices to change over



              Montana        N. Dak.     S. Dak.     Northwestern
                                                      Wisconsin

                        3%          0%          0%            0%
                       14%         10%         13%           16%
                       59%         52%         54%           42%
                       24%         38%         33%           39%
                        0%          0%          0%            3%




ries, how do you




              Montana        N. Dak.     S. Dak.     Northwestern
                                                      Wisconsin




                        3%         10%          4%           10%
                       38%         33%         29%           32%
                    59%         57%         67%           58%




                     7%          5%          8%            6%
                    24%         33%         33%           32%
                    69%         62%         58%           61%




                     7%         14%          8%           10%
                    41%         38%         33%           35%
                    52%         48%         58%           55%




                    21%         33%         13%           23%
                    34%         29%         33%           42%
                    45%         38%         54%           35%




ries, how do you



               Montana    N. Dak.     S. Dak.     Northwestern
                                                   Wisconsin

                     3%          5%         21%           13%
                    86%         67%         71%           68%
                    10%         29%          8%           16%
                     0%          0%          0%            3%

t 12 months?


               Montana    N. Dak.     S. Dak.     Northwestern
                                                   Wisconsin

                     0%          0%          0%            0%
                    17%         10%         13%           16%
                    66%         67%         67%           65%
                    17%         24%         21%           19%
Montana    N. Dak.        S. Dak.        Northwestern
                                          Wisconsin




     10%          5%             9%               3%
     38%         29%            30%              27%
     52%         67%            61%              70%




      7%          5%             8%               3%
     62%         43%            54%              55%
     31%         52%            38%              42%




     17%         10%            13%              10%
     55%         48%            50%              52%
     28%         43%            38%              39%




     14%          0%             0%              17%
     48%         43%            43%              27%
     38%         57%            57%              57%




Montana    N. Dak.        S. Dak.        Northwestern
                                          Wisconsin




     28%         14%             9%              16%
     41%         33%            26%              26%
     17%         33%            43%              19%
     14%         19%            22%              39%




      0%             5%             0%            3%
     18%         19%         18%            7%
     46%         57%         18%           20%
     36%         19%         64%           70%




     14%          5%          5%           25%
     21%         14%         18%           11%
     18%         38%         18%           14%
     46%         43%         59%           50%




     10%          0%          5%            0%
     21%         24%         32%           37%
     38%         62%         45%           37%
     31%         14%         18%           27%




     21%          5%         17%           19%
     31%         33%         30%           35%
     41%         48%         17%           23%
      7%         14%         35%           23%




Montana    N. Dak.     S. Dak.     Northwestern
                                    Wisconsin

      3%          0%         13%            0%
     14%         19%         13%           23%
     31%         29%         13%           30%
     34%         43%         35%           20%
     17%         10%         26%           27%




Montana    N. Dak.     S. Dak.     Northwestern
                                    Wisconsin

     66%         55%         57%           70%
     21%         35%         26%           13%
      7%          0%         13%           10%
      3%          5%          0%            3%
      3%          5%          4%            0%
      0%          0%          0%            3%
siness or organization in 2005?



             Montana       N. Dak.      S. Dak.     Northwestern
                                                     Wisconsin

                    4%             0%          0%            3%
                   15%            10%          8%           10%
                   19%            20%         25%           19%
                   27%            35%         38%           42%
                   35%            35%         29%           26%



                    4%             0%          5%            0%
                    4%             5%          9%           10%
                   22%            16%         14%           23%
                   41%            63%         41%           58%
                   30%            16%         32%           10%



                   15%             0%          0%            7%
                   30%             0%          0%            7%
                   22%            45%         52%           43%
                   33%            20%         30%           37%
                    0%            35%         17%            7%



                    4%             0%          0%            0%
                   26%             0%          0%           10%
                   48%            70%         57%           71%
                   22%            15%         30%           13%
                    0%            15%         13%            6%




             Montana       N. Dak.      S. Dak.     Northwestern
                                                     Wisconsin

                   14%            29%         17%            0%
                   17%            33%         17%           26%
                   10%             0%          0%           10%
                   10%             5%         13%            3%
                    3%             0%          0%            3%
                   14%            14%         17%           23%
                   14%            14%         17%           10%
                   17%             5%         21%           26%
Montana    N. Dak.        S. Dak.        Northwestern
                                          Wisconsin

       4             6              4            -
       5             7              4                 8
       3         -              -                     3
       3             1              3                 1
       1         -              -                     1
       4              3              4                7
       4              3              4                3
       5              1              5                8
      29             21             24               31




Montana    N. Dak.        S. Dak.        Northwestern
                                          Wisconsin

      78             74             81               74
      81             79             75               77
      72             67             75               73
      62             52             71               56




Montana    N. Dak.        S. Dak.        Northwestern
                                          Wisconsin

      71             81             76               83
      62             74             65               69
      55             67             63               65
      62             79             78               70




     105          81            108              113
      29          21             24               31
     28%         26%            22%              27%

				
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