On Tuesday, the trail led him to Brazil for a visit with members of the Clay County Chamber of Commerce.
"It's always nice to be back in Clay County," Mourdock said in his opening remarks.
Mourdock defeated incumbent Richard Lugar in the May primary. He will face Democrat Joe Donnelly in the 2012 election.
On Tuesday, Mourdock met with Chamber members to discuss the economy.
He said he was in Brazil to discuss the "economic slowdown" and possible ways for the nation to get out of it.
Mourdock said the "Indiana Way" was the clear way to get out of the economic doldrums facing the nation.
"I hope all of you are proud to be Hoosiers," he said.
Mourdock said the state has managed to stay in the black while other states are facing economic turmoil. He said the reason the state has been somewhat successful was by making "difficult decisions."
He added Indiana made itself much more attractive for businesses.
Mourdock also claimed the state currently has a better credit rating than the United States.
"This has never happened before," he said, adding the state's efficiency through tough economic times helped. "I think that's a wonderful model that isn't happening in Washington (D.C.)."
Mourdock said the United States has gone through 43 months of unemployment hovering around 8 percent, in addition to seeing a 49 percent increase in the national debt in recent years.
"This is really historic stuff," he said. "It isn't like it used to be. This time, it's different. It's scary stuff."
Mourdock then discussed items he believed could help the nation claw its way out of the economic hardship, stressing taking the "Indiana Way" to Washington, D.C., creating long term, consistent policy, reducing regulation on business and repealing the Affordable Health Care Act.
He said the federal government must learn to live "within its means." In addition, he said small business owners are unaware of what their tax rates will be Jan. 1, 2013. Because of this, business owners, he said, are unlikely to invest.
"These uncertainties are the heart of why we are seeing no economic recovery," he said.
He added repealing the Affordable Health Care Act, commonly referred to as "ObamaCare," is vital, suggesting it must be replaced with "job friendly, market oriented reforms," which would reduce the cost of health care while giving people more choices.
Mourdock said by taking these steps, the nation could find its footing to economic growth.
"We have to grow this economy aggressively," he said. "We have to grow out way out of this problem."
Mourdock also fielded questions from the audience following his remarks.