Greater St. Louis, Inc. this morning welcomed James Bullard, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, to the Saint Louis Art Museum for a conversation with business and civic leaders about monetary policy, recent economic trends, and his outlook for the U.S. economy.

The discussion was moderated by Tim Welsh, Vice Chair, Consumer and Banking, U.S. Bancorp, an executive-level member of Greater St. Louis, Inc.

“Over the past two years, St. Louis’ civic-minded business community has united, playing a visible and active leadership role in driving inclusive growth across the metro,” said Jason Hall, Greater St. Louis, Inc. CEO. “While our focus is working to ensure the St. Louis metro wins this decade, we must also have a deeper understanding of the larger economic forces that impact our opportunities for growth. So, we were excited to be able to hear from Jim Bullard today about where our economy is heading.”

John W. Kemper, Chairman and CEO of Commerce Bank — an executive-level member of the GSL Chair’s Council — also addressed the audience at today’s event.