Leading Index for Indiana http://wboi.org en July's Leading Index Suggests Growing Economic Momentum http://wboi.org/post/julys-leading-index-suggests-growing-economic-momentum <p>New analysis from Indiana University suggests the Hoosier economy is heading in the right direction.</p><p><a href="http://www.stats.indiana.edu/lii/">The Leading Index for Indiana</a> – which uses national-level economic data to make predictions about the state’s economy – rose slightly in July. That’s the second monthly increase in a row.</p><p></p><p>According to Timothy Slaper at the IU Kelley School of Business, the increase comes in part because of a jump in homebuilder sentiment, what he calls the “exhuberant stock market,” and a strong outlook in transportation and logistics.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:32:53 +0000 Sean Bueter 33499 at http://wboi.org July's Leading Index Suggests Growing Economic Momentum Leading Index Shows Mixed Signals for Indiana Economy http://wboi.org/post/leading-index-shows-mixed-signals-indiana-economy <p>An Indiana University economist says the Leading Index for Indiana – an economic predictor for the state – is sending mixed messages about the health of the Hoosier economy.</p><p>The Leading Index is at its highest point in four months, backed by positive reports from home builders and strong automotive sales.&nbsp; But Indiana Business Research Center Economic Analysis Director Timothy Slaper says small business optimism is down and rising mortgage rates are dampening enthusiasm.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:05:09 +0000 Brandon Smith 17948 at http://wboi.org Leading Index Shows Mixed Signals for Indiana Economy