A report from the Bryan School of Business and Economics found that the Triad Business Index had increased activity in August for the fifth consecutive month, according to an article in The Business Journal.

The Dixon Hughes Goodman Triad Business Index was up 0.4 percent in August, according to the article. The index has risen 1.6 percent in the past 12 months and has risen at a 2.5 percent annualized rate.