Center for Business and Economic Research - Ball State University

Economic Outlook 2021 Forecast Series

Economic Outlook 2021 Forecast Series

Published February 5, 2021

The Economic Outlook 2021 Forecast Series was presented virtually to First Merchants audiences in January and February 2021. 

The U.S., State, and Regional Forecasts (PDF)

  • Chicagoland, IL-IN 
    IL counties: Cook; IN counties: Jasper, Lake, Porter
  • Columbus, OH and Ohio Forecast
  • Detroit, MI-Toledo, OH 
    MI counties: Lenawee, Monroe, Wayne; OH counties: Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa
  • East Central IN 
    Counties: Delaware, Fayette, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Union, Wayne
  • Fort Wayne, IN 
    Counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Wells, Whitely
  • Indianapolis, IN 
    Counties: Hamilton, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, Shelby
  • Lafayette, IN 
    Counties: Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren, White


Authors: Amanda Weinstein, Dagney Faulk, Srikant Devaraj, Michael J. Hicks