The Futurecast Tour starts in November

The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University has been sharing its forecasts for the economies of the nation, Indiana and metro areas for more than 50 years. The annual tour will travel to 11 cities across the state, beginning November 1 in Indianapolis and concluding in South Bend on November 30.

Featured Speakers from the IU Kelley School of Business

These events are your chance to hear and interact with several of the state's leading economic thinkers as they discuss how the changing economic environment will affect the local region, Indiana and the nation in the coming year.

Kyle Anderson

Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Economics | Assistant Dean for Academic Programs—Indianapolis

R. Andrew Butters

Associate Professor of Business Economics & Public Policy

Mark Frohlich

Associate Professor of Operations Management

Isaac Hacamo

Associate Professor of Finance

Chad Ham

Associate Professor of Accounting

Ankit Kalda

Assistant Professor of Finance

Kristoph Kleiner

Associate Professor of Finance

Phil Powell

Executive Director, Indiana Business Research Center | Clinical Associate Professor of Business Economics & Public Policy

Russell A. Rhoads

Clinical Assistant Professor of Financial Management

Jennifer Rice

Senior Lecturer, Business Economics & Public Policy

Carol Rogers

Director, Indiana Business Research Center

Timothy Slaper

Research Director, Indiana Business Research Center

Rebecca Slotegraaf

Associate Dean for Research | Professor of Marketing

Ash Soni

Dean | Professor of Operations & Decision Technologies

2024 Futurecast Schedule

Select a location below to view event details, including the local panelists and registration information, as well as key statistics for each region. Please feel free to peruse the site and get to know each local region better!

Event Location Date Time
Indianapolis 11/1/2023 8:00 am Breakfast
Richmond 11/2/2023 7:30 am Breakfast
Johnson County 11/8/2023 8:30 am Breakfast
Bloomington 11/9/2023 11:15 am Lunch
Kokomo 11/14/2023 7:30 am Breakfast
Anderson 11/14/2023 11:30 am Lunch
New Albany 11/15/2023 8:00 am Breakfast
Columbus 11/15/2023 11:30 am Lunch
Jasper 11/16/2023 11:30 am Lunch
Northwest Indiana 11/17/2023 12:00 pm (CST) Lunch
South Bend 11/30/2023 7:30 am Breakfast


About the Forecasts: Indiana's Own Experts

In tandem with our partners, the Kelley School of Business has presented its national, state and local forecasts in cities across Indiana each year since 1972. Data housed at the Indiana Business Research Center has been instrumental in generating the forecasts. Our forecasts and commentary contextualize economic risk and uncertainty and help Hoosier communities and businesses plan for the next year.

The panelists provide insights into key economic indicators such as GDP growth, inflation, interest rates, employment and industry trends. Panelists evaluate the overall business environment and consider the factors that may shape the economy and financial markets over the next year.

The Outlook Edition

As a supplement to the Futurecast tour each fall, the winter Outlook edition of the Indiana Business Review is a collection of evidence-driven articles detailing experts’ economic forecasts for the upcoming year for Indiana, each of its metros, the nation and the globe, as well as the financial and housing markets.