Atlanta Fed Web Site Adds Regional Blog

For immediate release: Aug. 12, 2009

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta today introduced SouthPoint, a regional economics blog. SouthPoint will provide commentary and observations on regional economic topics, issues, industries and trends.

SouthPoint can be found on the Atlanta Fed's Web site,, and will feature postings from the Bank's regional economists and analysts. "SouthPoint will provide the public, including our constituents in the Southeast, with unique insights and observations based on the Bank's analysis of the region, which is a key contributor to the nation's economy," said Michael Chriszt, assistant vice president responsible for the Atlanta Fed's Regional Economic Information Network (REIN).

New postings to SouthPoint will appear weekly. The first posting describes how the Southeast economy, because of its size and industrial diversity, offers insights into the national economy.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta serves the Sixth Federal Reserve District, which encompasses Alabama, Florida, Georgia and parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. As part of the nation's central banking system, the Atlanta Fed participates in setting national monetary policy, supervises numerous commercial banks and provides a variety of financial services to depository institutions and the U.S. government.

Contact: Jean Tate 404-498-8035