Over 430 members attended Wednesday's Economic Forecast Luncheon at the Doubletree Hilton Chesterfield. Charles Gascon, from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, shared his perspective on metro growth and prosperity. Some interesting highlights from Mr. Gascon's presentation include:
- The cost of living in St. Louis is nearly 10 percent below United States average. Is this a good thing or a bad thing for St. Louis economic growth?
- St. Louis' population density is approximately 8000 people per square mile. How do we compare to other metro areas?
- 63116 is the fastest growing zip code in St. Louis. Why is that?