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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

Winter 2004

Global Gain, Local Pain

Cover Story

Global Gain, Local Pain

The globalization of manufacturing has produced cheaper goods for everyone, but the trend has cost hundreds of thousands of jobs in the Fifth District.


Clearing Troubled Waters

Parts of the Fifth District are taking the advice of economists and using markets to help clean waterways.

Dollars in the Dirt

The economic value of living trees.

On Hold

Fifth District call centers are shedding workers due to technological improvements and globalization.

After the Flood

Insuring against natural disasters is risky business.

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