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A Look at the St. Louis Economy

Through conferences, webinars, and other various networking opportunities, we are thrilled to forge and fortify connections with various individuals among the industries we serve. On May 21, Zanola Company teamed with MarketGraphics® and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to present the 2013-2018 Forecast: Economic & Housing Outlook for the St. Louis Region. Featured on the panel as part of the Federal Reserve team was Charles Gascon, Regional Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Charles is doing some great work for our region! He recently shared the Burgundy Book with us, a quarterly report published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis that reports on economic conditions in the St. Louis region. It compares St. Louis' economic conditions to national conditions and looks into the most recent data affecting labor markets (unemployment), manufacturing, real estate and construction, the household sector, banking and finance, and agriculture and natural resources.

The Federal Reserve of St. Louis also has a new website with links to economic data for the St. Louis area. We appreciate all the great information Charles and his team are creating and sharing!