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Matt Martin

April 20, 2017

Connecting With Partners on Financial Literacy

Our Charlotte Branch hosted financial literacy programs for North Carolina high school students, educators and community members.

Attendees of the Financial Literacy Workshop

April 10, 2017

Financial Literacy Workshop Focuses on Educators

Our economic education team teaches educators how to use the “Invest in What’s Next: Life after High School” tool.

young child writing

March 27, 2017

Setting A Path For Economic Mobility In Charlotte

Children in low-income communities in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area have among the worst chances in the country to climb the economic ladder.


March 20, 2017

Report Analyzes Real Income Post–Great Recession

From 2010 to 2015, middle-income households in 79 percent of the counties in the Fifth District experienced an average 1.2 percent annual decline in real mean income.

Emerging Issues

Feb. 22, 2017

KidoNomiCs: Investing in Children

Federal Reserve leaders, including our Bank's research director, contributed perspectives and insights on investing in early childhood education during a forum in Raleigh, North Carolina.


Dec. 19, 2016

Navigating the Future of Chesapeake Bay Watermen

Life as a waterman on the Chesapeake Bay is challenging, but there are opportunities according to a Richmond Fed report.

Beige book cover

Nov. 30, 2016

Upgrades Coming for Beige Book

Beginning with the January 18 publication, the Beige Book will feature several improvements.

Janet Yellen

Nov. 15, 2016

Conversation With the Chair: A Teacher Town Hall Meeting

Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen will address educators in Washington, D.C., and nationwide via webcast on January 12, 2017. Her live message for teachers will discuss the mission and responsibilities of the Federal Reserve System.


Nov. 4, 2016

The Pulse of Our Communities

Access to affordable housing is the top current issue facing communities in the Fifth District according to a Richmond Fed survey of local and state government officials and community development professionals. 

Community Investment Council

Oct. 20, 2016

Understanding Our Communities

The Community Investment Council is one of several advisory groups that provide “on the ground” information to the Bank.


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