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Around Our District

Connecting with the people who live and work in our District is vital to our mission. That’s why we’re out and about #aroundourdistrict — gaining valuable perspectives about what’s happening in the economy, having rich conversations about important issues and connecting people with our tools, resources and research. Take a look at some of what we’ve been up to … and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to see where we’re heading next!


Investing in Rural America

Our Research Focus on Rural Broadband

As part of our Investing in Rural America conference, Research Director Kartik Athreya talked with WHSV television about how expanding broadband internet service can help economic development #aroundourdistrict.

President Tom Barkin speaks at WV chamber

Fostering Entrepreneurship in West Virginia

President Tom Barkin spoke about entrepreneurship when he was #aroundourdistrict visiting communities and speaking to business leaders in West Virginia.

Andy Bauer in West Virginia

Bank Leaders Discuss West Virginia Healthcare

Over the course of two days #aroundourdistrict in southern West Virginia, Bank leaders toured Lewisburg and engaged in an interesting roundtable discussion about healthcare challenges and the practices and policies used to address them.

Summer of Service Richmond Fed Volunteers at Lewis Ginter

Employees Volunteer During First Summer of Service

With the help of more than 550 employees, we provided hands-on support to 17 nonprofits during our Summer of Service. Rick Calio shares about his experience about volunteering #aroundourdistrict at the Kroger Community Kitchen at Lewis Ginter.

Richmond Fed Tom Barkin speaks at the Frederick Maryland Chamber of Commerce

Learning More About the Western Maryland Economy 

President Tom Barkin was #aroundourdistrict in western Maryland economy meeting with members of the Frederick Chamber and others to hear firsthand about the economy.

photo of Tom Barkin

Workforce Discussion Highlights Southwestern Virginia Visit

Educational and workforce development opportunities highlighted a visit to southwestern Virginia as President Tom Barkin heard about economic conditions #aroundourdistrict.

Tom Barkin

Barkin Hears About Workforce Development in South Carolina

President Tom Barkin discussed workforce development issues #aroundourdistrict with business, higher education and community leaders in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Community Development at Work #AroundOurDistrict

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

Matt Martin talks about our District

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.

Barkin ECU

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.

SRC days of giving

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.

life after high school invest in what

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.

Tom Barkin on CBR

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.

ROC conference

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.

Kartik Athreya presenting

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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