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Richmond Fed at a Glance

July 2019

Tom Barkin

Cover Story

Declines in Women’s Labor Force Participation: Why and What Can Be Done?

Bank President Tom Barkin recently spoke on the decline in the U.S. women’s labor force participation and discussed how to remove obstacles to boost women’s labor force participation and improve the economy.


Richmond Fed leaders host Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Baltimore.

Connecting with Maryland’s Hispanic Business Community

Our latest Small Business Credit Survey revealed trends among minority firms. This information was the topic of a recent program with the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Baltimore. At the event, the Richmond Fed also previewed the launch of an online platform that will provide community development organizations with access to funding for their CRA-eligible activities and services.

Renee Haltom

The (Richmond) Fed Listens!

Approximately 100 community members joined us in May to discuss the strategy, tools and communication practices the Fed uses in pursuit of our mission and work, and how monetary policy affects them. This event was one in a series of listening sessions being held by Federal Reserve Banks across the U.S.


Improving Internet Connectivity in Rural Communities

As reliance on the internet has grown, connectivity has not necessarily kept pace, particularly for disadvantaged populations and those living in geographically remote areas. Our regional researchers probe to what extent the Richmond Fed’s communities face limited internet connectivity and whether it differs in urban and rural locations.

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