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Regional Matters

July 29, 2021

Vance-Granville Community College’s early college high schools and workforce programs are improving education and job opportunities for area residents.

Laura Dawson Ullrich and Lucas Moyon

July 15, 2021

Choptank Electric Cooperative on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is an example of how many electric cooperatives are providing broadband service in rural communities.

Alexander Marré and Alexander Nikolov

July 8, 2021

In our new Rural Spotlight series, we explore solutions to the economic challenges faced by rural communities in the Fifth District.

Stephanie Norris

June 29, 2021

This post looks at the current assessment of roads and bridges in the Fifth District and how states have recently allocated federal funds.

Joseph Mengedoth and Alexander Nikolov

June 17, 2021

This post explains how the newest round of stimulus dollars can be used to help governments and communities recover from the pandemic.

Sam Louis Taylor

June 3, 2021

Recent legislation has increased emergency rental assistance for renters struggling due to the pandemic, but efficient disbursement has been a challenge in many states.

Stephanie Norris and Peter M. Dolkart

May 27, 2021

Regional businesses are returning to pre-COVID-19 operations as workers return to the office and business travel picks up.

Jason Kosakow

May 11, 2021

Community college enrollment declined significantly across the country in fall 2020, breaking the typical pattern of increased enrollment during a recession.

Roisin McCord and Laura Dawson Ullrich

May 3, 2021

The economic recovery enabled by the vaccine rollout has increased demand for Fifth District goods and services. But can supply keep up with demand?

Jacob Crouse and Sonya Ravindranath Waddell

April 22, 2021

In Fifth District states, as in most of the nation, spending appears to be falling short of what is required to support students most in need.

Nicholas Haltom

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