Economists to Present Update on Memphis-Area and National Economies


ST. LOUIS—The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Economic Club of Memphis will host a regional economic briefing on Jan. 8, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn.

Charles Gascon, St. Louis Fed regional economist, will provide an overview of economic conditions in the Memphis area. Kevin Kliesen, St. Louis Fed research officer and business economist, will discuss national economic conditions.

The briefing will be held at the Holiday Inn - University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave., Memphis. A complimentary buffet breakfast will start at 7:15 a.m., with the program starting at 7:45 a.m. and lasting until 9 a.m.

The event is open to media. Media members wanting to attend must register with Laura Girresch, senior media relations specialist at the St. Louis Fed, at or 314-444-6166.

The briefing is targeted toward business leaders, academics, community development practitioners, and others interested in current national and regional economic conditions.

For the most recent information on economic conditions in the St. Louis Fed’s Memphis Zone, see the latest Memphis Burgundy Book, released on Dec. 19, 2014.

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