Economic Outlook Luncheon

Above: Dr. Michael Hicks presents his economic forecast at the annual Indiana Economic Outlook.

The Center for Business and Economic Research held the 24th annual Indiana Economic Outlook on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. This event is sponsored by First Merchants.

  • Opening remarks
  • Lunch buffet
  • Industry overview by Richard Gill, Ball State Business Roundtable and Gill Bros. Furniture
  • 2020 economic forecast by Michael J. Hicks, Ball State CBER
  • Keynote presentation and panel discussion with Brian Martin, FHN Financial
  • View forecast and presentation slides


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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 national 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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