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For the week of April 20, 2015   

Indiana Business Bulletin

COMMENTARY – by Michael J. Hicks, Ph.D.
Indiana Desperately Needs the Regional Cities Initiative

Eighty of our 92 counties are suffering from a serious decline in population and economic growth.

It is late in the Indiana legislative session, and the most innovative and important policy has not yet passed. It addresses one of the most persistent and frankly difficult challenges in Indiana—the uneven growth of regions. This leads us to the Regional Cities Initiative and why it is important.

Read the full text: Indiana Desperately Needs the Regional Cities Initiative

Last week's commentary: The Information/ Data Revolution and Its Possibilities

CBER Data Center

Ever wonder about how a new business could affect the local economy? Or how a big move will change the amount of money in your wallet? These questions can be answered through the calculators found on!

DID YOU KNOW? – by Dagney Faulk, PhD
Housing Market

The March 2015 data on U.S. housing starts was released last week and came in a 926,000 new privately owned structures. Housing starts have been stable over the past year, ranging from 900 to 1,100 per month. About two-thirds of the housing starts are one-unit structures and one-third are multi-unit structures (5+units).

View the data:

ECONOMIC INDICATORSView all economic indicators (CBER Data Center).

National Data

View the complete list of economic indicators and their release dates.


Indiana Data

County Data

MSA (Metro Area) Data



This Week's Data Releases

TUESDAY: Indiana Employment, Hours, and Earnings by Sector, Monthly

TUESDAY: U.S. Unemployment Rates By State, Monthly

TUESDAY: Indiana Unemployment Rate, Monthly

TUESDAY: U.S. Manufacturing Employment By State, Monthly

FRIDAY: U.S. Durable Good Orders, Monthly

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