Indiana Economic Outlook 2024 Forecast Luncheon

"Economics on the Hill and at Home"

Friday, Jan. 26, 2024 • 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. • Horizon Convention Center, Muncie, IN

How will our national and regional economy perform in 2024? How will inflation continue to affect businesses and households? Get insight at the 28th annual Indiana Economic Outlook luncheon, sponsored by First Merchants Bank.

This event includes lunch, the 2024 economic forecast, and a keynote presentation by Todd Young, U.S. Senator for Indiana. This event is open to the public, but all attendees must register and pay in advance.


  • Todd Young is a U.S. Senator for the State of Indiana.
  • Michael J. Hicks, PhD is the G&F Ball distinguished professor of economics and director of CBER at Ball State University.


  • Deadline: Jan. 15, 2024 (5 PM)

Registration and Payment

All attendees MUST register online by Jan. 15, 2024. No registration or payment will be accepted at the door. Price includes event seating and a plated lunch—please specify dietary needs on the registration form.

Note to Journalists: Email us for news reporter accommodations.

General Format

The event opens with welcoming comments. Meal service begins, with the program to follow. Experts share predictions for economic performance in the upcoming year. The keynote provides insight into a specific industry or issue. A question-and-answer session concludes the two-hour program.

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

Horizon Convention Center Parking Map updated 2016

Venue and Parking

Horizon Convention Center, 401 S. High Street, Muncie, IN 47305  
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Event parking for the Horizon Convention Center is available west of the building (surface lot) and south of the building (parking garage) using Liberty Street, Franklin Street, or Howard Street in downtown Muncie.


Contact us for inquiries about this event, including journalist accommodations.

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