Strong Economies

$8.9 billion extended to small business so far in 2013.

Promoting strong economies

We fuel economic growth and neighborhood revitalization by extending credit to individuals, local businesses and community organizations, while ensuring a fair return for our shareholders. Through charitable giving, we further our impact on economic development by helping to address important issues, including housing, hunger and jobs.

Strengthening economies in action
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Alex & Ani

As a company rooted in the words "Made in America with Love," Alex and Ani has grown from a storefront in Newport to a beloved brand in 15 countries and helped Rhode Island reclaim its title as the Jewelry Capital of the United States. Using local suppliers and recycled metals, Carolyn Rafaelian's enterprise creates handcrafted jewelry that, in turn, is creating thousands of jobs nationwide…  learn More about Alex & Ani

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2014 World Economic Forum

Dynamic forces are sweeping across the globe, reshaping our lives. For the past year, we’ve been exploring this theme of A Transforming World, sharing our insights on what these seismic demographic, economic, and environmental changes mean for all of us. As we participate and collaborate in Switzerland with influencers from around the world…  learn More about 2014 World Economic Forum

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Fueling Economic Growth

The United States is recovering from the worst recession in nearly 80 years, but communities are on the rebound as evidenced by residential loans and lending to small businesses…  learn More about Fueling Economic Growth

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Supporting Communities

Supporting Communities 

Creating more than 6.500 affordable housing units through Community Development Banking

Supporting Businesses

Supporting Businesses 

$19.6 billion loaned to small businesses in 2012.

Fighting Hunger
Over $88 Million CDFI Lending/Investment Committed in Q4 2011