The Center for Business and Economic Research invites you to the annual Indiana Economic Outlook event, presented by First Merchants.

The 22nd annual Indiana Economic Outlook was held Thursday, December 7, 2017 (view event archive).

  • Opening remarks with Roundtable Chair Richard Gill 
  • Luncheon
  • 2018 economic forecast by CBER Director Michael J. Hicks 
  • Keynote presentation by Indiana Inspector General Lori A. Torres
  • Q&A session


$30 per person, $200 per table of 8

Registration is closed. Email if you would like to be invited to the December 2018 event (forecast for 2019). 

All attendees MUST register online through Eventbrite. No payment will be accepted at the door. Price includes meal and presentation.

Note: Contact Lisa Goodpaster at for news media accommodations.

General Information 


The chair of the Ball State Business Roundtable opens the event and the buffet meal is served. Experts reveal their predictions for state and local business trends in the upcoming year. The keynote speaker shares insight into a specific industry or issue. A question-and-answer session concludes the program, which is scheduled to close two hours after the event.

View an archive of past Economic Outlook events, including presentation slides and handouts.


Event parking for the Horizon Convention Center is accessible via Liberty and Howard streets in downtown Muncie.

Horizon Convention Center Parking Map updated 2016


Inquiries about the Indiana Economic Outlook and opportunities for sponsorship may be directed to Lisa Goodpaster at

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Indiana Economic Outlook sponsored by First Merchants and Ball State CBER

The Indiana Economic Outlook is supported by the Ball State Business Roundtable and the Muncie Rotary and Muncie Sunrise Rotary Clubs.

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