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Indiana Economic Outlook
Proudly sponsored by First Merchants Bank and Trust Company


Join us for the Indiana Economic Outlook 2013!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Horizon Convention Center, 401 S. High St., Muncie, IN 47305
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Our 17th annual luncheon and presentation will include a review of the economic trends in 2012, a forecast for the business climate in 2013, and a long-run forecast for the nation, the state, and east central Indiana.

Cost is $25 per person or $200 per table of eight. Payment and registration are required by Wednesday, December 5th. No payment will be accepted at the door. Price includes the program and meal.

RSVP deadline extended to Wed., Dec. 5th, 5 p.m.
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About Our Keynote Speaker

Mike Hicks, PhD economist  

Michael J. Hicks, PhD is the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research and an associate professor of economics in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University. He came to Ball State following stints at the Air Force Institute of Technology's Graduate School of Engineering and Management and research centers at Marshall University and the University of Tennessee.

Hicks studies such diverse issues as local telecommunication de-regulation, state tax incentives and local government consolidation. His research has been highlighted in such outlets as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington Post. He has appeared nationally on CSPAN, MSNBC, NPR's "All Things Considered" and Fox Business News.

Hicks earned doctoral and master's degrees in economics from the University of Tennessee and a bachelor's degree in economics from Virginia Military Institute.

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