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credit union forum

May 18, 2016

Credit Union Forum Connects to Main Street

Credit Union leaders from across our District learned how the data they share with the Richmond Fed on a regular basis connect them to monetary policy decisions.

May 10, 2016

Richmond Fed Will Help Put New Notes to the Test

The Richmond Fed's Currency Technology Office will play a key role, along with others, in helping to define some security features for the new $20 bill and other notes.

May 9, 2016

New Web Series Focuses on Urban and Regional Economics

New web feature highlights topics and data that matter to areas within the Fifth Federal Reserve District.

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April 18, 2016

View From Main Street

The Community Investment Council is one of several advisory groups that provide regional information to the Bank.

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Feb. 12, 2016

#IEIFutureWork: Our Place in the Discussion

Richmond Fed Leads Workforce Discussion at the 31st Annual Emerging Issues Forum in North Carolina.


Dec. 30, 2015

D.C. Economic Inclusion Series Sets Path for 2016

The fourth event of the year highlighted new research and helped set goals for 2016.

Rail~Volution conference

Nov. 16, 2015

Connecting Communities

Symposium focuses on transit-oriented development initiatives for improving access to quality housing, jobs and education for low-income individuals and communities.

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Nov. 6, 2015

The Richmond Fed: Building Partnerships and Communities

Our Community Development team partners with regional organizations to enhance working knowledge of the Community Reinvestment Act.

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Oct. 29, 2015

Education, Economics and Employability

Our financial education programs are aimed at helping students become financially successful and, in turn, make our community a better place to live.

Oct. 8, 2015

Richmond Fed Partners With UNC Charlotte Urban Institute on Data Day 2015

Charlotte Data Day 2015 drew 165  people for the third annual program, which featured the data and information on the demographic changes in North Carolina communities.

Sonya Waddell

Sept. 29, 2015

Richmond Fed Economist Discusses the Economic Outlook

Sonya Ravindranath Waddell discussed the economic outlook during a meeting of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives in Virginia Beach on September 29.

Sept. 24, 2015

Economic Inclusion Program Focuses on the Unbanked and Underbanked

Dave Beck, senior vice president and the Richmond Fed’s Baltimore regional executive, discusses "Emerging Payment Alternatives for the Unbanked and Underbanked."

Street Scene

Aug. 10, 2015

CRA Training for Communities

The Richmond Fed teamed up with the OCC and FDIC to provide Community Reinvestment Act training.

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July 27, 2015

Bank Leader Named to Maryland Financial Literacy Post

Dave Beck, senior vice president and the Richmond Fed’s Baltimore regional executive, was recently elected chairman of the Maryland Council on Economic Education board.

May 21, 2015

Community Leaders in South Carolina Discuss the Earned Income Tax Credit

Richmond Fed Research Director Kartik Athreya discusses research on the Earned Income Tax Credits, which benefit working people with low-to-moderate incomes.

May 18, 2015

Charlotte Joins "Legacy Cities" to Discuss Broadband

The Federal Reserve Banks of Richmond, Chicago, Cleveland and Philadelphia held a videoconference meeting for Redefining Rustbelt 2015–16, entitled “Broadband and Digital Technology: Infrastructure of the Future," on Friday, May 15.

May 7, 2015

Regional Economist Discusses National Economic Conditions at Asian Chamber of Commerce Conference

Richmond Fed Regional Economist Sonya Ravindranath Waddell addressed business and government officials from the mid-Atlantic region during the Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce’s ProcureCon Asia 2015 Conference and Expo held May 7. 

May 5, 2015

Regional Forum Returns to the Lowcountry

For the first time, the Richmond Fed’s spring regional forum visit brought Bank leaders back to a Fifth District community they’ve previously visited.

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April 24, 2015

Richmond Fed and Partners Host First Maryland Financial Education Summit

The Richmond Fed’s Community Development office convened the first ever Maryland Financial Education Summit in Baltimore on Friday, April 24, in collaboration with the Maryland CASH Campaign and the FDIC.

April 1, 2015

Richmond Fed and Partners Convene Discussion on EITC

Richmond Fed Research Director Kartik Athreya discussed the prevailing research on the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income families and households during a March 31 conference on economic inclusion. The Raleigh, North Carolina, event drew more than 100 experts, community development practitioners and government leaders, as well as banking and financial organizations.

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Feb. 18, 2015

Richmond Fed Participates in Emerging Issues Forum

The 30th Annual Emerging Issues Forum, "Innovation Reconstructed," drew more than 1,000 business, government and academic leaders, community development practitioners and economic development experts to Raleigh, N.C. The Feb. 9-10 forum is the signature event of the Institute for Emerging Issues at North Carolina State University.

Jan. 16, 2015

Community Development Staff Co-Publishes Op-Ed in the Charleston Daily Mail

In December, Regional Community Development Manager Jennifer Giovannitti partnered with TechConnect West Virginia to publish an op-ed highlighting innovative ways to connect small business to capital. The strategies and opportunities they discuss are shared to help address challenges in obtaining early stage and seed capital.


Dec. 15, 2014

Making Our Communities A Better Place to Live

The Richmond Fed recently convened experts and practitioners in Baltimore to discuss the critical public policy issues affecting low-income populations.

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Oct. 30, 2014

Forum Brings Bank Leaders to Asheville, N.C.

This fall’s regional forum brought Richmond Fed leaders to Asheville, North Carolina, in October to learn more about the area’s diversified economy and its workforce.

Oct. 30, 2014

Richmond Fed Marks 100th Anniversary

One hundred years ago on November 16, 1914, the Richmond Fed opened for business in downtown Richmond with 16 employees.

Sept. 30, 2014

A Century of Change: Charlotte, Banking and the Federal Reserve

In 1914, Charlotte was one of 37 cities that submitted a formal petition for a regional Reserve Bank. Though the North Carolina city was one of the smallest by population to compete, it held its own in terms of deposits per capita, reflecting a strong banking sector.

Sept. 16, 2014

Richmond City Council Honors Bank

Richmond City Council honored the Richmond Fed on September 8 with a resolution “on the momentous and historic occasion” of the Bank’s centennial.

July 22, 2014

Summer Camp Challenge Draws Local Kids and the Media

Local kids aged 5 through 13 are filling our Fed Experience exhibit as Summer Camp Challenge moves into full swing.

July 3, 2014

Richmond Fed Leaders Visit Lynchburg, Va.

Bank leaders learned about the wireless technology and manufacturing sectors, early childhood education and local workforce development programs during a two-day visit to Lynchburg, Va.

June 30, 2014

Visit FedCommunities.org

In coordination with Community Development offices across the Federal Reserve System, our Bank’s Community Development office has helped launch FedCommunities.org.

Charlotte Data Day

June 18, 2014

Charlotte Data Day Draws Experts, Policymakers and Community Leaders

Housing data, trends and analysis for the Charlotte region was at the core of the second annual Charlotte Data Day held June 17. The event, which was hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, featured more than a dozen presentations and workshops by regional and national experts, policymakers and community leaders.

June 17, 2014

Reinventing Older Communities

“Reinventing Older Communities: Bridging Growth and Opportunity” — a biennial conference that this year incorporated the last of the four-part Rust Belt series that the Richmond Fed’s Community Development office helped organize — examined how communities can promote economic growth in ways that benefit all residents.

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June 13, 2014

Charlotte Regional Executive Matthew Martin on "Charlotte Talks"

Matthew Martin, Charlotte regional executive, spoke with Mike Collins on "Charlotte Talks" June 13.

May 18, 2014

Richmond Fed Chartered 100 Years Ago

The Richmond Fed is marking an historic milestone – 100 years ago on May 18, 1914, the Bank was incorporated.

April 21, 2014

Life After High School

What path should a student choose after high school? Apply to college? Join the workforce? Enroll in career or technical training?

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April 4, 2014

Former Governor Betsy Duke Honored

Betsy Duke receives Virginia Women in History Award.

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March 12, 2014

Sharing Perspectives With Maryland Leaders

More than 120 alumni of statewide and regional leadership programs recently gathered at the Richmond Fed’s Baltimore branch for an annual economic forum.

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Jan. 24, 2014

Richmond Fed Economist Testifies Before Congressional Panel

Regional Economist Rick Kaglic provided an economic overview for the nation and South Carolina during a field hearing of the House Committee on Small Business. The hearing of the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access was held in Dillion, S.C. on January 24, 2014.


Dec. 13, 2013

Bank Leaders Visit Charlotte

Richmond Fed leaders recently spent time in Charlotte, N.C., for the latest regional economic forum.

Nov. 25, 2013

The Fed Connects with Teachers Nationwide

This fall the Federal Reserve held two nationwide programs to support teachers’ instruction and students’ understanding of personal finance, economics and the role of the Fed.

Federal Reserve leaders at Towson University

July 5, 2013

Bank Leaders Tour Baltimore Area

Richmond Fed leaders recently visited Baltimore, Md., to learn more about the region’s economy, focusing on additive manufacturing, the business of cybersecurity and health care.

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June 28, 2013

Students Look Ahead to Major Financial Decisions

The Richmond Fed had a unique opportunity to ask students what they consider to be the biggest financial decisions they’ll make in their lives.

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June 18, 2013

New Community Development Publications

Our Bank's Community Development department is releasing two new publications that examine topical issues in the Fifth District.

Credit Market Symposium 2013

April 29, 2013

Recap: Credit Markets Symposium 2013

More than 100 leaders in financial markets, the regulatory arena and academia attended the Richmond Fed’s seventh annual Credit Markets Symposium. View videos and more from the event.

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April 16, 2013

Honoring A Commitment to Military Service

Serving our country can be a challenge under even the best of circumstances. The Richmond Fed’s Alvin Peyton knows that based on experience, and he was recently recognized for helping a team member balance work and military service.

5e Navigator

April 9, 2013

Introducing 5E Navigator

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is producing a new publication called 5E Navigator. The publication’s mission is to provide reliable information in an imaginative format to help people make informed decisions about their personal finances. Each issue of 5E Navigator takes the reader on a journey exploring a personal finance topic. The first issue features credit reports.

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April 2, 2013

Financial Literacy Month 2013

April is National Financial Literacy Month! The Richmond Fed will be engaged in a number of financial education activities across the Fifth Federal Reserve District during April. These activities, along with recently debuted resources, represent a snapshot of our ongoing financial education efforts throughout the year. These efforts focus on providing reliable economics-based information and tools to help people make informed decisions about their personal finances, especially key financial decisions that can have large and long-lasting impacts on their well-being.

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March 29, 2013

Fed History Shared With New Media Tools

As part of the commemoration of its centennial, the Federal Reserve has launched two new social media channels to help the public better understand the Fed and its history.


March 20, 2013

Richmond Fed's Anti-Money Laundering Work Recognized

A professional organization formed with the support of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond has won a national award for its work addressing money laundering and other financial crimes.

March 20, 2013

New Features: Community Development Resources

Among them is an interactive data and mapping resource which allows users to spatially display data and create customized maps of communities, counties and states using PolicyMap’s web based mapping tool. This resource replaces our Community Data and Mapping Resource Centers.  We have also introduced new resources for small businesses.

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Jan. 16, 2013

A Timely Talk on Payments Trends

Senior Vice President David E. Beck speaks to the Commonwealth Association for Financial Professionals.


Nov. 29, 2012

Metrics for Success: Critical Elements for Workforce Development Programs

In a November podcast, Jen Giovannitti at the Richmond Fed interviewed Elizabeth Weigensberg, senior researcher at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. Dr. Weigensberg discussed her recent research on key components of successful workforce development programs and provided recommendations on how to improve the effectiveness of the existing programs.

Aug. 17, 2012

Teachers Talk Financial Education with Chairman Ben Bernanke

The Richmond Fed’s Economic Education team took a busload of teachers to "Conversation with the Chairman: A Teacher Town Hall Meeting" at the Federal Reserve Board.

May 14, 2012

Financial Literacy: A Year-Round Effort

The Richmond Fed’s Community Development and Economic Education teams immersed themselves in a monthlong effort to promote financial education during Financial Literacy Month.

May 10, 2012

Triad Visit Gives Bank Leaders Close View of Economy

Regional economic forums, like the visit to the Triad, enhance the Richmond Fed's connection to communities throughout the Fifth District by fostering mutually beneficial relationships and giving Bank leaders the opportunity to tell people about who we are and what we do.


Oct. 13, 2011

S.C. Foreclosure Challenges Addressed

Realtors, housing counselors and community service providers across upstate South Carolina met in Greenville to learn about resources to help homeowners facing foreclosure.

May 13, 2011

Richmond Fed Outreach Engages D.C. Area

Firsthand, real-time engagement helps the Richmond Fed stay in touch with the issues that affect the people, communities and economy of the Fifth District.

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