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Explore our research into the unique challenges and opportunities that face small towns and rural areas.

Second Quarter 2023

Since becoming President of the Richmond Fed in 2018, Tom Barkin has made spending time throughout the Fifth District his goal. One of the ways the Richmond Fed's research department supports this goal is through an event series known as Community Conversations.

April 12, 2023

President Tom Barkin shares how small towns in the Fifth District are putting their best foot forward to attract talent.

Tom Barkin
President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond