updated: 11/2/2011 1:11:57 PM
Research from the newly-formed Regional Council of Economic Advisors estimates the value of the northwest Indiana economy is nearly $30 billion. The organization is releasing a report today focusing on several economic indicators, including employee wages, education and private sector sales. The research also shows only 12 percent of the region's work force has a Bachelor's Degree and 14 percent did not finish high school.
The report shows primary metal manufacturing continues to be the region's largest industry, while ambulatory health care services was the sector with the highest growth between 2001 and 2009.
The sectors showing the most decline during that period include construction, real estate and retail areas like gas stations.
You can view a presentation on the research by clicking here.
Source: Inside INdiana Business, Northwest Indiana Forum