James Bullard, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, spent two days in the Louisville area, meeting with various community and business groups and touring several sites that are important to the region’s economic growth. He also conferred with the board of directors of the Louisville Branch of the St. Louis Fed. Accompanying Bullard throughout his visit was Nikki Jackson, regional executive of the Branch.
At the site of a new bridge that will connect east Louisville and southern Indiana, St. Louis Fed President and CEO James Bullard (center) hears about the improved access and connectivity that the project will bring to the bi-state region.
Members of the boards of One Southern Indiana (the local chamber of commerce) and of the Louisville Branch of the St. Louis Fed accompanied St. Louis Fed President James Bullard (sixth from left) on his tour of the East End Crossing project, a new bridge and series of roads between southern Indiana and the east end of Louisville.
At a breakfast meeting Wednesday at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard participated in a Q&A with regional economic leaders. Among those in the audience asking questions was Kevin Shurn (standing and back to camera), president of Superior Maintenance. Facilitating the Q&A was Wendy Dant Chesser, president and CEO of One Southern Indiana.
About 200 people attended the breakfast meeting at Indiana University Southeast. Nikki Jackson, regional executive of the Louisville Branch of the St. Louis Fed, conferred afterward with Jeff Sanson, executive director of the Indiana Council for Economic Education.
St. Louis Fed President and CEO James Bullard (arms folded) visited several businesses Wednesday at the River Ridge Commerce Center, once the location of an Army ammunition plant. In 1998, Congress declared the property surplus and authorized that 6,000 acres of it be conveyed to the development authority for economic development. At the Nu-Yale dry-cleaning operations, President and CEO Gary Maloney explained the workings of the plant.