April 20, 2013
Indiana's jobless rate holds steady in March
Michael Hicks, an economist and director of Ball State University's Center of Business and Economic Research, said the resiliency and relative strength of Indiana's economy is the one bright spot in the unemployment report.
"With job losses of 11,000, we still see overall job numbers over the past year exceeding all but a few states," he said. "Moreover, we enjoy a growing labor force, which speaks well to long-term prospects. Still, these numbers are bad, and with a worsening national economy, employment data are likely to disappoint for months to come."
February 18, 2013
Will Bass Pro Shops lure people to Tampa Bay area?
Another Bass Pro fan is Michael Hicks, an economist at Ball State University. Hicks has written a research paper on Cabela's, a Bass Pro Shop rival with a similar rustic theme and entertainment offerings.