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Around Our District

Our connections with the people who live and work in our District are vital to our mission as a regional Reserve Bank. That’s why we’re out and about #aroundourdistrict — gaining valuable perspectives about what’s happening in the economy, having rich conversations about issues affecting our communities and connecting people with our tools, resources and research. It’s all a part of how we’re strengthening our communities together.

Take a look at some of what we’ve been up to … and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to see where we’re heading next!


Community Development at Work Around Our District

Early education and workforce development, economic inclusion and community financing among the topics of focus for our community development programs.

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Regional Executive Matt Martin Travels #AroundOurDistrict

Regional Executive Matt Martin describes his role in support of the Richmond Fed's mission and its work on behalf of our regional communities.

Tom Barkin

Barkin Speaks at Virginia Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade

President Tom Barkin discussed the economics of rural communities #aroundourdistrict in a speech to a conference in Virginia on agricultural trade and was interviewed by RFD TV.

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Barkin Speaks with East Carolina University Students

President Tom Barkin spoke to business and economics students at the East Carolina University College of Business during a visit to eastern North Carolina. The trip also included meetings with community and business leaders about issues that are important #aroundourdistrict.

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Employees Roll up Their Sleeves for Days of Giving

More than 100 employees rolled up their sleeves #aroundourdistrict, participating in eight hands-on community service events across three states as part of their annual Days of Giving aimed at advancing financial literacy, developing workforce preparation and building stronger communities.

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Helping Students Make a Decision about Life After High School

We work with schools #aroundourdistrict to give teachers the resources they need, like Invest in What’s Next, to teach students about financial literacy and economics.

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Barkin Discusses Economy With Carolina Business Review

President Tom Barkin talks about what he’s learned #aroundourdistrict since becoming Richmond Fed president during a Carolina Business Review interview, touching on what he brings to the job from his background in business.

Lisa White at Hampton University

Lisa White Visits With Hampton University Students

Lisa White, who leads our banking supervision team, was #aroundourdistrict visiting Hampton University and chatting with the school’s MBA students about talent mobility, the supervision and regulation of banks and starting a career with us.

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Convening Thought Leaders at Reinvesting Our Communities Forum

We regularly convene thought leaders #aroundourdistrict to gain valuable perspectives about issues facing our communities. The Reinvesting Our Communities forum in Baltimore explored ways to help communities move beyond poverty and achieve economic mobility.

President Barkin at the West Virginia Economic Outlook Conference in Charleston

Barkin Visits West Virginia, Discusses Five Numbers He’s Watching

President Tom Barkin was #aroundourdistrict in West Virginia, teaching a Marshall University business class and speaking at a West Virginia University conference about five numbers he’s watching in the economy.

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A Conversation about Meeting the Economy’s Demand for College Graduates

Community and business leaders from #aroundourdistrict joined us, JA of Central VA and the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE) for a “Conversations with the Fed” about the “college wage premium” and what we’re doing as a community to help students choose the path that’s right for them.

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