The Center for Business and Economic Research is located in the heart of Ball State University's campus in Muncie, Indiana – about one hour northeast of Indianapolis and two hours south of Fort Wayne.

The Whitinger Business Building is directly east of Shafer Tower. Our office is in the southeast corner of the first floor (WB 149).

Directions for GPS and Online Maps

Systems that take GPS coordinates may use the following location for the Whitinger Business Building:

40.20348358º N, 85.40643311º W
(or 40.20348358 latitude, -85.40643311 longitude)

The Whitinger Business Building is located at approximately 1204 N. McKinley Avenue, Muncie, IN 47306, but this is not an official address and may not work in GPS systems or mapping software.

Parking is available off of Neely Avenue.

Default University Address

Ball State University has one street/mailing address:

2000 West University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306

This address will take you to the Administration Building and Office of the President. Across the street is the L.A. Pittenger Student Center, which has a first-floor information desk and food court. There is a metered parking garage to the south.

Parking Options

The following are our recommendations for parking near our office in Whitinger Business Building.

Long-term visitors (guest speakers, etc.) may request a 24-hour parking pass. These arrangements must be made in advance with our office.


You may park at the meters located at the west end of the Neely Avenue R5 parking lot, located between the Architecture Building and Whitinger Business Building.

We have several other garages, lots, and roadside parking options on campus, which you may find through our Office of Parking Services.

See more parking options.