Northwest Indiana added jobs this summer as its economy kept down the path of growth.
Northwest Indiana's economy continued to roll, outpacing both the state and nation in May.
New jobs boosted the Northwest Indiana economy in March and April, with an index of region economic growth showing the economy here outperformed that of both the state and nation.
A key economic indicator showed Northwest Indiana's economy contracted for the first time in a year in January and February, but it was due largely to the worst winter in decades.
Northwest Indiana grew 1.9 percent last year, trailing both the state and nation.
Economic growth slowed in Northwest Indiana in the fall, but remained consistent.
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.
The region's economy remains stuck in neutral, with some small gains in hiring since the beginning of the year, according to the NWI Index for April.
Northwest Indiana's economic performance remained largely flat in March, but observers are taking heart in gains in individual business sectors and overall in the last 12 months.
Northwest Indiana could begin to feel the effects of the national economic recovery in six months, with the NWI Leading Index forecasting weak but positive growth ahead, according to Micah Pollak, an assistant professor of economics at IU Northwest.
A Northwest Indiana economy that has been idling along in neutral for the past year could finally shift into gear within six months, according to the most recent reading from the NWI Leading Index.
CROWN POINT | Compared with the slowly growing national and state economies, Northwest Indiana’s economy remains flat and is in exactly the same place it was 20 years ago.
Lackluster growth in retail sales and a drop in regional employment took some holiday cheer out of Northwest Indiana's economy last month, according to an index that gauges regional economic dynamics.
Two Indiana University Northwest professors said Tuesday that Northwest Indiana's economy has been stuck in neutral in recent months following gains in late 2011 and early 2012.
Northwest Indiana's economy in recent months has been in a downshift as gains earlier this year in steel production, manufacturing hours worked and other key metrics have been erased.
Northwest Indiana's economy continued to idle in August, with softness in employment and average hours worked continuing to drag on business activity.
There are some rays of hope sprinkled in the NWI Index, a new two-part barometer of the Northwest Indiana economy, but causes for concern remain.
Three years after the end the of the Great Recession, economic activity in Northwest Indiana still is muddling along at 1992 levels with no evidence of a rapid turnaround in sight.