Region Focus

2004

 

Fall, 2004

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Cover Story

Why Cities Grow

Economist Richard Florida argues that cities must attract young, talented workers - what he dubs the 'creative class' - if they want to prosper.

Features

Appalachian Diversification

In the heart of Appalachia, the people of Southwest Virginia are creating economic opportunities to replace coal jobs.

The Fattening of America

As we benefit from greater convenience and efficiency, our waistlines are widening in the process.

Above the Minimum

Living-wage statutes are designed to help low-income workers in Baltimore and other Fifth District communities, but do they get the job done?


Departments


Department Article Additional Resources
Noteworthy

Fed Lending and Moral Hazard

Federal Reserve

The Road to Independence

Jargon Alert

Opportunity Cost

Research Spotlight

The Economics of Happiness

Short Takes News From Around the District
Interview

Al Broaddus and Tom Humphrey

Economic History

Labor Pains

Book Review

Too Big to Fail

Legislative Update

States Move to Prevent Post-Disaster Price Gouging

District

State Economic Conditions 

Opinion

The Paradox of Voting

Contact Us

Richmond

Aaron Steelman
Publications Director
(804) 697-2658