The annual Indiana Economic Outlook is an annual forecasting event held each December. View our archive of speakers and forecasts for the following year.

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | Horizon Convention Center | Muncie, Indiana

  • Panelists and Presenters: 
    • Suzanne Newcomb, JD, partner and employment & labor attorney, SmithAmundsen LLC
    • Amanda Weinstein, PhD, associate professor of economics, the University of Akron
    • Michael Hicks, PhD, distinguished professor of economics and director of CBER, Ball State University
  • Sponsored by First Merchants
  • View presentation slides (PDF)
  • View forecast report (PDF)

February 16, 2021 | Virtual Presentation

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Horizon Convention Center | Muncie, Indiana

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | Horizon Convention Center | Muncie, Indiana

Thursday, December 7, 2017 | Horizon Convention Center | Muncie, Indiana

Monday, December 5, 2016 | Horizon Convention Center | Muncie, Indiana

  • Keynote Speaker: Joe Donnelly, US Senator for the State of Indiana
  • Sponsored by First Merchants
  • No presentation slides
  • View forecast

Monday, December 7, 2015 | Horizon Convention Center | Muncie, Indiana

Thursday, December 4, 2014 | Horizon Convention Center | Muncie, Indiana

Around-the-State Regional Forecast Tour

Central Indiana – Indianapolis

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | Maple Creek Golf Course | Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Sponsored by Old National Wealth Management
  • View forecast – Included counties: Boone, Brown, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, Putnam, and Shelby

East Central Indiana – Muncie

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | Horizon Convention Center | Muncie, Indiana

  • Keynote speaker: Steve Dwyer, President and CEO, Conexus Indiana
  • Sponsored by First Merchants Bank, Insurance, and Trust
  • No keynote presentation slides
  • View forecast – Included counties: Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, and Wayne

Southeast Indiana – Batesville

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | Hillcrest Golf & Country Club | Batesville, Indiana

  • Sponsored by Hillenbrand, Inc.
  • View forecast – Included counties: Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Rush, and Switzerland

West Central Indiana – Frankfort

Thursday, December 12, 2013 | Arborwood at the Golf Preserve | Frankfort, Indiana

  • Sponsored by The Farmers Bank and Clinton County Partners in Progress
  • View forecast – Included counties: Caroll, Clinton, Howard, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, and Tipton

Northwest Indiana – Merrillville

Friday, December 13, 2013 | Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza | Merrillville, Indiana

  • Sponsored by NIPSCO and Northwest Indiana Forum
  • View forecast – Included counties: Jasper, Lake, Laporte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, and Starke

Northeast Indiana – Fort Wayne

Monday, December 16, 2013 | Grand Wayne Center | Fort Wayne, Indiana

  • Sponsored by Old National Wealth Management
  • View forecast – Included counties: Adams, Allen, De Kalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley

North Central Indiana – Goshen

Monday, December 16, 2013 | Ivy Tech Community College | Goshen, Indiana

  • Sponsored by NIPSCO and Northern Indiana Coalition of Chambers
  • View forecast – Included counties: Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Marshall, Noble, and St. Joseph

Southwest Indiana – Evansville

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | One Vectren Square | Evansville, Indiana

  • View forecast – Included counties: Gibson, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick

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East Central Indiana – Muncie

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Horizon Convention Center | Muncie, Indiana

  • Keynote Speaker: Michael J. Hicks, Director, Center for Business and Economic Research, Ball State University
  • Sponsored by First Merchants Corporation
  • View presentation < link to http://cms.bsu.edu/-/media/www/departmentalcontent/cber/econoutlook/outlook2013-eci.pdf >
  • View handout (PDF)

Southeastern Indiana – Batesville

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Hillcrest Golf & Country Club | Batesville, Indiana

Wednesday, December 5, 2011 | Horizon Convention Center | Muncie, Indiana

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 | Horizon Convention Center | Muncie, Indiana

  • Keynote Speaker: Becky Skillman, Lieutenant Governor, State of Indiana
  • Sponsored by First Merchants Corporation
  • View presentation(PDF)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 | Ball State University Alumni Center | Muncie, Indiana

  • Keynote Speaker: Richard Mourdock, Treasurer, State of Indiana
  • Sponsored by First Merchants Corporation
  • View presentation (PDF)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 | Horizon Convention Center | Muncie, Indiana

  • Keynote Speaker: Ryan C. Kitchell, Director, Office of Management and Budget, State of Indiana
  • Sponsored by First Merchants Corporation
  • View presentation (PDF)

Wednesday, December 4, 2007 | Horizon Convention Center | Muncie, Indiana

  • Keynote Speaker: Nathan Feltman, Secretary of Commerce, State of Indiana
  • CEO, Indiana Economic Development Corporation
  • Sponsored by First Merchants Corporation
  • View presentation (PDF)

Wednesday, December 5, 2006 | Horizon Convention Center | Muncie, Indiana

  • Keynote Speaker: Cynthia A. Niekamp, Vice President, BorgWarner Inc.; President and General Manager, BorgWarner TorqTransfer Systems, Drivetrain Group
  • Sponsored by First Merchants Corporation
  • View presentation (PDF)