Signs of economic recovery could lead to a drop in higher education enrollment.
Northwest Indiana's steel industry, which once drew immigrants from the world over and put bread on many tables for generations, has lost a third of its jobs since 2000.
The first quarter in local higher education took a hit from Mother Nature.
Northwest Indiana was forged largely on steel, and its lunch-pail identity is welded to the metal made in the blaze of the mills that loom over the lakeshore. But today's new jobs are more likely to be found in suburban business parks and health care facilities.
If the economy were a poker table, Northwest Indiana would be all in for manufacturing.
Northwest Indiana grew 1.9 percent last year, trailing both the state and nation.
Sex does not necessarily sell, at least not in Hobart.
Higher education is going through a push-and-pull with attendance and funding.
Economic growth slowed in Northwest Indiana in the fall, but remained consistent.
The number of manufacturing jobs nationally recently surpassed 12 million for the first time since May 2009.
Subzero cold, ice-slicked roads and drifting snow banks persisted Tuesday, but the brutal weather was not bad enough to freeze commerce in the region.
SCHERERVILLE | Northwest Indiana's economy should continue down a path of slow growth next year, when the state's unemployment rate is project to shrink to 6.5 percent.
GARY | Poverty reaches across Northwest Indiana into communities not traditionally considered areas of low incomes, and creating solutions will involve a regional partnership to stimulate economic growth and educational opportunities.
Members of The Times Board of Economists reported at their October meeting the area economy keeps moving slowly forward and should see a boost because of holiday spending.
Northwest Indiana's economy continues to grow at a slow rate, and should continue to slog in an upward direction over the next six months.
Northwest Indiana's economy picked up for the ninth straight month, but posted only a slight gain in the July NWI Index.
MERRILLVILLE | Economic forecasters point to a period of growth in the next six months for Northwest Indiana. The report was delivered at the Construction Advancement Foundation’s (CAF) Annual Northwest Indiana Economic Report and Outlook meeting on Wednesday, November 14.
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