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Community Pulse

November 2019

Community Pulse 2019

This issue of the Community Pulse presents the findings from our 2019 survey.

Community Pulse 2019 Survey Results

Every year, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond surveys experts who represent the Fifth District’s numerous and highly diverse communities. The purpose of the survey is to identify the most significant current and emerging issues in our region.

This issue of Community Pulse presents the findings from our 2019 survey. We received 338 responses to the survey. The respondents represent a broad cross- section of community perspectives across Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

The issue having the most significant impact on respondents’ communities was amount of and/or access to affordable housing. The second and third ranked issues were skill level of local labor force and adequate infrastructure.

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