Heartland survey shows diminished support for NAFTA

May 18, 2018 – According to Creighton University’s Professor Ernie Goss in his May Economic Trends newsletter, “More than half of supply managers surveyed support abolishing NAFTA and beginning negotiations on a new agreement.” From the same survey he reports, “Almost one-third of bankers support the abolition of NAFTA undertaking a new agreement.”

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“It appears that even here in the Midwest, support for the current NAFTA has diminished in favor of negotiating a completely new agreement,” said Fred Baehner, IBNewsmag publisher.

On the other hand the report reads, “More than three-fourths of bank CEOs reported export markets were very important to their local economy,” suggesting that much of Mid America favors trade on a Trump administration basis.

Prof. Goss surveys supply managers and bankers monthly in the states of Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, North & South Dakota.
For more information, contact Prof. Goss: ernieg@creighton.edu

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