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Little Rock Regional Economic Briefing


Little Rock Regional Economic Briefing – 2021

Thank you to all the attendees and participants at this year’s Regional Economic Briefing.  The links below can be used to access the presentation slides for the National and State economic outlook presentations.

    – Kevin Kliesen:    The U.S. Economic Outlook

    – Michael Pakko:  The Arkansas Economic Outlook


Little Rock Regional Economic Briefing

Little Rock Regional Economic Briefing2021

Please join the Little Rock Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Arkansas Economic Development Institute on Thursday, November 17th, for a regional economic briefing for business leaders, educators, community development practitioners and others interested in the economy.

During this virtual presentation, you will hear an update on economic conditions and the outlook for the region and nation:

    • Kevin Kliesen, St. Louis Fed research officer and business economist, will discuss national conditions.
    • Michael Pakko, Arkansas Economic Development Institute chief economist and state economic forecaster, will discuss the Arkansas economic outlook.

The program will include a welcome from Robert Hopkins, senior vice president and regional executive of the Little Rock Branch, and a Q&A session following the presentations.

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required by Nov. 15.

Questions? Contact Julie Kerr at or 501-324-8296.

Date:  Thursday, Nov. 17, 2021
Time:  8 – 10 a.m.
Location:  Virtual