Economic Outlook Conference

The Center for Business and Economic Research held the 23rd annual Indiana Economic Outlook on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. This event is sponsored by First Merchants.

  • Opening remarks with Business Roundtable chair Richard Gill
  • Lunch buffet
  • 2019 economic forecast by CBER director Michael J. Hicks
  • Keynote presentation by Dr. Jennifer McCormick, state superintendent of public instruction

Visit the event archive to view the forecast handout and the presentation slides.


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

Registration for the December 2019 event will be open in early November.

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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 two-hour program.

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

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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 accessible via Liberty, Franklin, and Howard streets in downtown Muncie.


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