COLUMBUS, Ind. — Enterprise specialists from IUPUC and Indiana College predict that whereas sure financial difficulties and uncertainties are more likely to proceed in 2022, the yr might maintain some hopes of financial progress, significantly if the pandemic doesn’t worsen.
As Columbus Space Chamber of Commerce President Cindy Frey put it, “There are some storm clouds brewing, however I hope we go away right here feeling a way of cautious optimism.”
Frey’s phrases capped off the annual Indiana Enterprise Outlook Panel at The Commons in downtown Columbus on Monday. The occasion was co-hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, the Indiana College Division of Enterprise, the Kelley Faculty of Enterprise, and the Indiana Enterprise Analysis Middle and was provided as each an in-person and livestream occasion.
Since 1972, specialists from the Indiana Enterprise Analysis Middle, part of the Kelley Faculty of Enterprise, compile, analyze, and interpret worldwide, U.S., Indiana, and native financial knowledge and put together predictions for the approaching yr.
This yr’s panelists had some constructive predictions for the brand new yr, although these had been tempered by considerations relating to provide chain points, lack of labor drive, the results of the pandemic and a seamless sense of uncertainty for what the longer term may maintain.
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