2019 Fall TEN Magazine

Featured articles


Rural hospital closures: Towns, workers face ripple effects when facilities shut down

Rural counties with hospital closures saw meaningfully lower annual growth in employment and aggregate wages three years after...


Agricultural Symposium: Exploring the path to the long term

Despite a prolonged slump in the price of many agricultural commodities globally, long-range economic prospects in the...


Jackson Hole symposium: A decade after the financial crisis, central banks charting varied courses

The 2019 Jackson Hole symposium examined how 10 years after the financial crisis, monetary policymakers still face a range of...


Bank releases digital divide report, convenes broadband leaders

Through a series of roundtable discussions, one-on-one interviews, and an online survey, the Kansas City Fed's Community...


Fed outlines plans for real-time payment service

Federal Reserve Banks will develop an around-the-clock real-time payment and settlement service, called the FedNow Service, to...

Ask an Economist: Did local factors contribute to a decline in bank branches?

Multiple factors likely influence banks’ branching decisions, but national factors appear to have gained prominence in recent...

Around the region


Bank hosts 100 students for 2019 Girls in Tech

Students from the Independence, Missouri, school district that had the opportunity to create their own apps during the Kansas City Fed's 2019 Girls in Tech event.


Oklahoma monument honors Federal Reserve's founding father

The Robert Latham Owen monument at Tahlequah, Oklahoma honors a co-author of the legislation that formed the Federal Reserve System.


Bank of Versailles marks 100 years as state member bank

The Bank of Versailles, in Versailles, Missouri, in December 2019 will become the first bank in the Tenth District to reach 100 years of Federal Reserve membership.


Additional Content


President's Message: A look at long-term U.S. labor force trends

Esther George delivered the following remarks in July at a forum on “the Silver Economy” in Helsinki, Finland.


Kansas City Fed bank examiners honored with prestigious Taylor Award

Kansas City Fed bank examiners Frank Allen and Dustyn DeSpain have received the William Taylor Award for Excellence in Bank Supervision in the Federal Reserve System...


Kansas City Money Museum unveils origami exhibit

Through Dec. 31, 2023, the Kansas City Fed’s Money Museum is showcasing the origami artwork of Steve Robbins, a hobbyist turned artist who creates inventive ways to...