Hard at Work in Georgia
Bank of America began serving Georgia nearly 140 years ago. After the Civil War, Remer Lane invested in 80 bales of cotton that he later sold for a $20,000 profit. He used the money to found RY Lane and Company, the first bank in southern Georgia. RY Lane helped the local economy evolve beyond growing cotton by helping set up companies to transform it into textiles. Remer’s son Mills led the bank as it continued to help the southern states industrialize. It joined the Bank of America family in 1991. Today, Bank of America is one of the nation’s largest financial institutions and provides services to half of all American households.
Aug 10, 2012
Historic fairways drive new growth in Atlanta. See how connecting a golf course with a struggling neighborhood can help start a community's resurgence… learn More about A Historic Atlanta Golf Course Promotes A Community’s Upswing
Jul 19, 2012
When she was a little girl, Maria Poulos would watch her mother, Sofia, style women’s hair. Using her “finger scissors”, Maria would pretend to cut her friends’ hair as Sofia worked with customers… learn More about A Mother-Daughter Team’s Salon Dream
*Extended $280.2 million in new credit to Georgia small businesses in 2012.