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  News & highlights from Ball State CBER ::   June 12, 2017  

Illinois a Joking Matter No Longer

The scale of Chicago's problems are eye-popping.

Over the past several years many folks in the Midwest have enjoyed a good chuckle at the expense of Illinois and its hapless public policy. I’ve heard at least four different governor’s chortle over Illinois debt, the gubernatorial cell mates and the general insensibility of the Chicago Way...

Read the full article: Illinois a Joking Matter No Longer

Last week's article: Municipal Pools and Parks Matter

Business Roundtable Mid-Year Forecast

How have the events of 2017 affected the economy? Dr. Michael Hicks will present the Mid-Year Forecast Update for the local and national economy.

Join us Tuesday, June 20th, 4:30-6:00 PM at the Ball State Alumni Center. Cost is $20 per person. RSVP required by 5:00 PM June 16th:

Projects & Publications Library

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Annual Manufacturing and Logistics

CBER has released the 2017 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card, sponsored by Conexus Indiana. We include grades for all 50 states in subjects that affect the manufacturing and logistics industries.

Indiana continued to fare well in the 10th year of analysis, earning As in manufacturing health, logistics health, tax climate, and global reach.

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June 13, 2017

U.S. Producer Price Index, Monthly

June 14, 2017

U.S. Consumer Price Index, Monthly

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June 15, 2017

U.S. Industrial Production, Monthly

June 16, 2017

U.S. Housing Starts, Monthly

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U.S. Manufacturing Employment By State, Monthly

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