Business and community leaders listened and asked questions to Tom Barkin, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, who spoke about monetary policy, inflation and how financial trends interact with education, health care and the overall business climate for a Workforce Summit on Tuesday at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. A panel with regional educational leaders Julie Brown, director of advanced learning at the Institute; Tiffany Franks, president of Averett University; and Randy Lail, chairman of GO Virginia Region 3 Council, provided insights on the relationship between educators and businesses.

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