Following the Revolutionary War, America’s founding fathers turned their attention to building a new society. They had won their nation’s freedom. Now they had to create a banking system. Enter the Bank of Massachusetts, an institution that would count John Hancock and Paul Revere among its customers. Today, it’s the second oldest bank in the country and has grown alongside our nation to become Bank of America. The bank continues to invest in the communities it serves, with things like real estate development and small business loans. A current example of this commitment can be seen in New Bedford, Massachusetts, where the bank is helping to create a culturally and economically vibrant community.
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