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Simon Center for Regional Economic Forecasting

The Simon Center focuses on regional economic forecasting of the metropolitan St. Louis area and State of Missouri, providing avenues for community outreach, collaboration, and partnership with businesses in the metropolitan area.


About the Center

The Simon Center is a nonprofit academic research unit funded by an endowment generously supported by John Simon. It funds research activities consistent with the center’s objective, and may include, for instance, projects related to regional evaluation and forecasting.

The Simon Center uses the latest advances in econometrics and statistical forecasting to provide quantitative forecasts of important economic variables, including employment, unemployment, and real personal income, for the metropolitan area of Saint Louis and the State of Missouri.