Northwest Indiana should outperform the state and nation economically next year, but job growth and uncertainty remain major concerns, an economist said.
After 16 consecutive months of Indiana's jobless rate above the national average -- it's 8.4 percent now, compared to 7.4 for the U.S. -- the cold reality is that we have a problem with a quarter of a million Hoosiers chronically out of work.
Michael Hicks is an economics professor at Ball State University and director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in the university's Miller College of Business.
For too many places in our state, the long-term prospects for economic growth are poor. For at least a third of Indiana's counties, the long-term effect of this economic decline is a whole lot worse than any recession. In fact, just about one in six Hoosiers live in counties whose population…
On Super Tuesday, I said hello to Romney on behalf of everyone in Northwest Indiana and the South Suburbs. OK, so it wasn't presidential candidate Mitt Romney. It was the tiny town of Romney, Ind., and I didn't even stop.
This Ball State University analysis of the effects of state right-to-work laws on manufacturing finds Indiana is not likely to see any benefit from enacting a right-to-work law.
INDIANAPOLIS | An Indiana right-to-work law is not likely to increase the number of manufacturing jobs in the state, according to a new study by Ball State University.
An Indiana right-to-work law is not likely to increase the number of manufacturing jobs in the state, according to a new study by Ball State University.
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