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News organizations make extensive use of IBRC data and analysis. Below is a collection of recent articles where either our researchers or our data have been cited.

  • Economic forecasts bland for Bloomington, state and nation (Herald Times)

    The forecast for the Bloomington economy next year is "generally encouraging, but not particularly robust," which is pretty much in line with predictions for the nation, the state and the stock market presented by Indiana University business faculty at the annual Business Outlook Panel Thursday.

  • Lawrence, rural counties declining (Times-Mail)

    As the 16th most populous state, Indiana in 2014 boasted 6.6 million residents. But that ranking may fall in the wake of slowing population growth, according to an analysis of new U.S. Census Bureau population estimates by the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University.

  • Agriculture's Huge Impact on Indiana Economy (

    When it comes to economic development here in Indiana, we often lose sight of one very important contribution. It doesn't involve erecting new buildings or new highways, it's good old fashioned farming and it makes up a big chunk of the Hoosier economy.

  • Study Tallies Life Sciences' Multi-Billion Dollar Impact (Inside Indiana Business)

    Indiana continues to retain its strong leadership position in critical areas of its life sciences industry. According to 2013 data, life sciences exports accounted for $9.8 billion (nearly one-third of Indiana's total exports), the second highest number in the U.S. (behind only California), exporting $175,000 of products per worker.

  • Hoosier state grows; lags behind nation (Herald Times)

    The Indiana Business Research Center at the Kelley School of Business celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, and is marking the milestone in its online publication, INcontext, with a series of articles spread throughout the year. In its most recent issue, Rachel Strange, a geodemographic analyst with the center, examines the past 90 years of Indiana’s population growth.

  • BEDC receives Duke energy grant for I-69 study (Indiana Daily Student)

    The Bloomington Economic Development Corporation announced Monday that it has been awarded a Duke Energy Economic and Workforce Development grant to complete a comprehensive research assessment to identify strategies and practices in land use planning, according to a press release.