Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, (informally referred to as the Atlanta Fed and the Bank), is the sixth district of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks of the United States and is headquartered in midtown Atlanta, Georgia.

The Atlanta Fed covers the U.S. states of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, the eastern two-thirds of Tennessee, the southern portion of Louisiana, and southern Mississippi as part of the Federal Reserve System. Along with its Atlanta headquarters, the Banks operates five branches with the sixth district, which are located in Birmingham, Jacksonville, Miami, Nashville, and New Orleans. These branches provide cash to banks, savings and loans, and other depository institutions; transfer money electronically; and clear millions of checks.
In addition to supporting the U.S. financial system, the Atlanta Fed carries out the supervision and regulation of the banks operating within the sixth district. It also is a source of research and expertise for public and private decision makers within the district. In recent years, researchers within the Atlanta Fed have innovated new tools to gauge the health of the macro U.S. economy, the two most notable are GDPNow and Wage Growth Tracker.
The Atlanta Fed is currently led by Dr. Raphael Bostic, who was appointed in 2017 and is member of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the committee that makes key decisions about interest rates and the growth of the United States money supply.
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  • Interesting Museum Displays in the small museum portion and a fascinating glimpse into the actual workings of the Fed. See huge stacks of money being driven around. See money being sorted and bad...  more »
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  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is a very impressive building. The lobby is beautifully constructed with marble. The free museum is worth the time if you have a free hour or two. It contains a lot of interesting history about money in the United States. At the back of the museum you also get a cool glimpse into the behind the scenes of the bank, which includes robots that transport money to and from the vault!
  • The museum is a wonderful place to spend some time on a rainy day. Admission is free and they have lockers available to store belongings while walking through the exhibits. Some of the exhibits feel slightly outdated, but the information is great and viewing the automated cash forklifts at the end is intriguing. No photos are allowed inside so you'll have to see it for yourself!

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