Economy

Will Idaho lead the nation's recession recovery?

Idaho could be one of five states to lead the country out of recession - not at a dead run, but more like a slow crawl.

But Idaho will likely see some tough times before things get better in 2010, said Addison Franz, an assistant economist for Moody's Economy.com, a company whose analysis predicts Idaho's leadership. The Pennsylvania company provides economic analysis, data, and forecasting and credit-risk services.

"The near-term outlook is relatively bleak this year," Franz told the Idaho Statesman.

Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Texas and Idaho will be the first states to turn the corner, Moody's forecasts.

Read the complete story at idahostatesman.com

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