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Q: What is meant by the term “regional area”?
A7. A “regional area” may be an intrastate area or a multistate area that includes the financial institution’s assessment area(s). Regional areas typically have some geographic, demographic, and/or economic interdependencies and may conform to commonly accepted delineations, such as “the tri-county area” or the “mid-Atlantic states.” Regions are often defined by the geographic scope and specific purpose of a community development organization or initiative.
Source: Interagency Questions & Answers Regarding Community Reinvestment | July 2016