Business Outlook Panel set for November 14th

Experts from Indiana University and Columbus will soon present an economic forecast for 2023.

The Indiana Business Outlook Panel Tour returns this November, IU officials said. The Columbus visit is scheduled for November 14th at The Commons. Lunch starts at 11:30 am, presentations start at 12:00 pm and is followed by a question and answer session.

According to the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, income from the scholarships to support local events for IUPUC business students. Registration is available at In-person individual tickets are $30 — or for the same price, guests can register to receive a livestream link and tune in remotely. A sponsored table for eight people costs $500.

Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business has presented the annual Business Outlook forecast, based on forecasts from the Indiana Business Research Center, to communities across the state since 1972.

This year’s Business Outlook Tour includes visits to nine cities and kicks off in Bloomington on November 10th. At each stop, Kelley School faculty and local panelists will provide economic forecasts for 2023 at the global, national, state and local levels. Her insights include economic trends expected in the coming year and the outlook for financial markets.

The Columbus panel’s keynote speakers will include Ryan Brewer, Associate Professor of Finance for the Division of IUPUC; Jason Hester, President of the Greater Columbus Economic Development Corp.; Jennifer Lynn Rice, Lecturer at Kelley School; and Phil Powell, academic director of the Indiana Business Research Center. Powell is also Associate Dean of Kelley’s Academic Programs in Indianapolis and Clinical Associate Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy.

Sponsors include the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, Centra Credit Union and the Business Division of IUPUC. The Business Outlook Tour is sponsored by the Kelley School, Indiana Business Research Center, Indiana University Alumni Association, Indiana University campus and various community organizations.

“Our forecasts have always helped Hoosiers understand economic risks and plan for the next year, and helped communities remain globally competitive,” Powell said. “With continued concerns about inflation, interest rates and a possible impending recession, our forecasts provide important insights for anticipating 2023.”


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