State Inspector General to Speak at Dec. 7th Economic Outlook Luncheon

Photo by: David Herbert, Muncie Fine Portraits.Photo by: David Herbert, Muncie Fine Portraits.

By: Victoria Meldrum—

Muncie, IN—What will the 2018 economy look like in Muncie? How does a culture of integrity affect local businesses? These questions will be explored at the 22nd annual Indiana Economic Outlook luncheon, to be held Thursday, December 7th in downtown Muncie at the Horizon Convention Center.  The event, open to business professionals and the general community, features a luncheon and presentations by Michael J. Hicks, director of the Ball State Center for Business and Economic Research, and by Lori A. Torres, inspector general for the State of Indiana.

Lori Torres will give the keynote presentation, which will explore how a culture of integrity can affect a local economy. As inspector general for the State of Indiana, Torres is tasked with addressing fraud, waste, and wrongdoing in state government. In addition to her state experience, she has practiced law for 30 years.

As in past years, Michael Hicks will review local and national economic performance in 2017 and will reveal his forecast for the 2018. The event concludes with a question-and-answer session.

Full details for the event can be found online: The $30 price includes the meal and presentation. Tables of eight are available for $240. All attendees MUST register online by 5 PM December 1st and must check in at the event registration table.

The Indiana Economic Outlook is sponsored by First Merchants and is organized by the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research and the Ball State Business Roundtable.