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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.

  • Murky planning cited as progress inhibitor (Vincennes Sun-Commercial)

    Predictability. Investments. Regionalism. Land use. Each finding presented at the Bloomington Economic Development Corp.’s 2016 State of the Bloomington Regional Economy luncheon was an analysis of what forces have been, and could be, at work in southwest central Indiana’s economy.

  • Obama Gets Scant Credit in Indiana Region Where Recovery Was Robust (New York Times)

    Seven years ago President Obama came to this northern Indiana city, where unemployment was heading past 20 percent, for his first trip as president. Ed Neufeldt, the jobless man picked to introduce him, afterward donned three green rubber bracelets, each to be removed in turn as joblessness fell to 5 percent in the county, the state and the nation.

  • Population growth slower than expected (Journal Gazette)

    The state is growing. Northeast Indiana is growing. Just not as fast as officials would like. The most recent census population estimates show moderate growth, with the regional rate slightly outpacing the state.

  • Numbers set path on the road to a million (Journal Gazette)

    Having second thoughts about the Regional Cities Initiative? You shouldn’t. New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau confirm the need to do something about population loss outside the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Among the 92 counties, 54 declined in population last year.

  • Stats show Indiana is rich in agriculture (Herald-Tribune)

    In recognition of National Agriculture Day, Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, who serves as Indiana’s secretary of agriculture and rural development, and Ted McKinney, Indiana State Department of Agriculture director, are encouraging Hoosiers to show their appreciation for all those involved in the agriculture industry.