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The St. Louis Fed hosted our annual Regional Economic Briefing.  This year's event was titled Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Manufacturing Sector: A National and Local Perspective.

The program featured Kevin Kliesen, St. Louis Fed research officer and business economist, and Charles Gascon, St. Louis Fed regional economist. 

Click here to view Kliesen and Gascon's slides.


A panel discussion focused on advanced manufacturing, featuring: 

  • Edward L. Monser, president of Emerson, the global technology and engineering company based in Ferguson; 
  • Al Koller III, president of Koller Enterprises, a plastics manufacturer and distributor based in Fenton; and 
  • John Hixson, vice president for advanced manufacturing at the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, a Clayton-based organization dedicated to growing businesses in the city of St. Louis and in St. Louis County.