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The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond hosted its inaugural conference focusing on the economic and social aspects of growth in rural areas on October 2, 2019, at Hotel Madison in Harrisonburg, Virginia. By convening policymakers, community representatives, businesses, funders and foundations, the conference explored labor market outcomes in rural communities, reviewed examples of success and barriers, highlighted what may be scalable or replicable in other areas, and shined a light on opportunities where investment could make a difference.


In the News


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Virginia Business

Virginia Business highlighted how potential solutions discussed at the conference could impact rural areas of the state.

Kartik Athreya Speaking at Investing in Rural america

WHSV TV

Research Director Kartik Athreya talked about how expanding broadband internet service can help economic development.

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Axios

Coverage by Axios examined the conference topic in the context of issues receiving new focus from policymakers.

Agenda


Panel Sessions:


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