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St. Louis Fed’s Little Rock Branch to Host Regional Economic Update


LITTLE ROCK ― The Little Rock Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will host a breakfast meeting on Nov. 16, and provide an update on the local and national economies.  The event will be co-hosted by the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Date:  Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

Time:  7:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Location:  Clinton Presidential Center, Great Hall, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, Ark. 72201

The breakfast event will feature speakers from both institutions:

  • Kevin Kliesen, St. Louis Fed research officer and business economist, will discuss national conditions.
  • Charles Gascon, St. Louis Fed regional economist, will give an overview of the state of the Arkansas economy.
  • Michael Pakko, chief economist and state economic forecaster with the institute, will provide an Arkansas forecast.
  • Jim Youngquist, executive director of the Institute, will moderate a Q&A following the presentations.

The briefing will be of particular interest to business leaders, academics and community development practitioners. Others who are interested in these economic briefings are also invited.

A hot buffet breakfast will be served.  For more information about this free event or to register, please visit

Media are welcome; they should register with Laura Taylor in Media Relations at the St. Louis Fed at 314-444-8783 or at