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Economists to Present Update on Louisville-Area and National Economies


ST. LOUIS—The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will host a regional economic briefing on March 26, 2015, in Louisville, Ky.

Kevin Kliesen, St. Louis Fed research officer and business economist, will discuss national economic conditions. Charles Gascon, St. Louis Fed regional economist, will provide an overview of economic conditions and an outlook for the Louisville metro area in 2015.

After Kliesen’s and Gascon’s presentations, Eric Gregory, president of the Kentucky Distillers' Association, will give an inside look at the tremendous growth of Kentucky's bourbon industry and its impact on the economy.

The briefing will be held at the Muhammad Ali Center – View Pointe Hall, 144 North Sixth Street, Louisville, Ky. A complimentary buffet breakfast will start at 7:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 8 a.m.

The event is open to media. Media members wanting to attend must register with Ryan FitzGibbon, senior media relations specialist at the St. Louis Fed, at or 314-444-8783.

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 Louisville Zone, see the latest Louisville Burgundy Book, released on Dec. 19, 2014. The next Burgundy Book will be released March 24, 2015, and will be available for the event.