In difficult economic times, it’s more important than ever for the Fed to help people understand what it does and to inform them about the sometimes-volatile economy. The St. Louis Fed offers many programs and tools to accomplish this goal. Bank programs reach out to not just the general public, but also to bankers, business leaders and government officials.
Bankers and business leaders get up-to-date information by attending the St. Louis Fed’s economic forums. The Bank’s president talks about regional and national economic issues, while bankers and business leaders provide information about the local economy. The Bank also organizes Industry Councils that bring together experts on real estate, agriculture, health care and transportation.