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Florida

Helping Florida homeowners with more than 125,000 mortgage modifications.*

Hard at Work in Florida

Bank of America began serving Florida more than 130 years ago. William Barnett founded the Bank of Jacksonville in 1877, and it remained under family control for three generations. The Barnetts established one of the first bank holding companies in 1929 and succeeded in keeping their firm open during the Depression, during which more than 200 Florida banks failed. The bank became part of the Bank of America family in 1997 when NationsBank acquired it. Today, Bank of America is one of the nation’s largest financial institutions and provides services to half of all American households.

 

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Allen Milam, President of Milam’s Market in Miami, Florida.

A Big Bank Helping a Miami Grocer in a Big Way

Nov 01, 2011

Family-owned businesses are the engine that drives the American economy. They comprise 35% of Fortune 500 companies, account for 50% of U.S. gross domestic product and generate 60% of the country's employment and 78% of all new job creation…  learn More about A Big Bank Helping a Miami Grocer in a Big Way

Discovering educational opportunities in Ft. Lauderdale

Sep 25, 2011

Millions of tourists flock to Florida every year for the beaches, the amusement parks, the sunshine and the Everglades. Ask folks about their plans and you’re sure to hear excited kids talk about meeting their favorite mouse in person or happy adults explain how they’re looking forward to quiet time at beachside resorts…  learn More about Discovering educational opportunities in Ft. Lauderdale

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Making a Difference in the Lives of South Florida's Children

Nov 01, 2011

In a South Florida area ridden with drugs and alcohol, Overtown Youth Center is a safe haven for children, changing their lives through enriching educational programs…  learn More about Making a Difference in the Lives of South Florida's Children




*125,060 mortgage modifications in Florida since 2008.

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Global Corporate Social Responsibility and Consumer Policy Executive, Bank of America