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Econ Focus

Econ Focus (formerly Region Focus) is the economics magazine of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. It covers economic issues affecting the Fifth Federal Reserve District and the nation and is published on a quarterly basis by the Bank's Research Department.

Econ Focus

Fall 2003

Commercial Development in D.C.

Cover Story

Building in Uncle Sam's Backyard.

Several factors distinguish commercial development in Washington, D.C., from other real estate markets.


Making Waves

Consolidation in the wake of FCC decision will affect Fifth District media.

The Venture Adventure

The sharp rise and fall of venture capital was a wild ride for Fifth District entrepreneurs and financiers.

Under the Influence

The economic consequences of substance abuse and addiction, and how treatment programs tackle them.

First Flight Centennial

The Wright Brothers' experiment in manned flight has changed the way people travel and do business.




Additional Resources


The Real Value of Economic Education

Federal Reserve

Economic ABCs

Jargon Alert

Benefit-Cost Analysis

Research Spotlight

The Evolution of Property Rights 

Short Takes

News From Around the District


Mickey Levy

Economic History

Trade Trailblazer

Legislative Update

Dividend Tax Cuts


State Economic Conditions 


Risky Business

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