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Econ Focus

Econ Focus is the economics magazine of the Richmond Fed. The latest issue looks at small towns and rural areas, including the nursing shortage, the economic promise of startups and the need for affordable housing in these communities.

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In this special issue on small towns and rural areas: the nursing shortage, the economic promise of startups and the need for affordable housing in these communities.

In this issue: the COVID-19 startup boom, inflation forecasting, alternatives to college, crime trends in the Fifth District, and more.

Cover Story: Is Your Inflation Different?
Not everyone experiences the same inflation. What does that mean for monetary policy?

Cover Story: Has the Pandemic Changed Cities Forever?
COVID-19 transformed how we work and socialize, which could put the future of cities on a new path

Cover Story: The Rise and Sudden Decline of North Carolina Furniture Making
The industry was hit hard by offshore competition

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