Taking the Measure of St. Louis: About this Lecture

October 04, 2016

By population, the St. Louis area is the 20th largest in the United States, but size, geographic location and historical significance tend to be of secondary importance when gauging a city's economic performance over time. Over the last several years, St. Louis has done well by some economic measures, and not so well by others.

Overall, how well does St. Louis stack up? In this installment of our evening lecture series, business economist Kevin Kliesen and regional economist Charles Gascon looked at a wide variety of economic measures beyond the headline numbers.

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