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Region & Communities

Our work to support the nation’s economy includes a focus on the economic well-being of our District, which covers North and South Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and most of West Virginia. Learn more about our research and engagement in our communities:

Small Town &
Rural Initiative

Understanding the economic challenges facing our smaller towns and sharing what works to address them.

Regional Data &

Regional surveys, economic indicators and in-depth analysis of the communities in our District.

Community Development & Engagement

Working to identify economic opportunities in low- and moderate-income and underserved communities.

Regional Economic Snapshot

September 21, 2023

This overview of the Fifth District economy includes timely analysis of labor and housing markets, including growth in payrolls.

Careers at the Fed

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Life at the Richmond Fed

While our work is serious, our workplace is more casual—from the way we dress to the activities we share. It’s a friendly, inclusive place to be.

You'll Love Our Benefits

Our approach is about enhancing work and life experiences. Think generous paid days off, a pension and retirement savings plan, wellness offerings, development opportunities and more.