Helping Georgia small businesses get established and grow with $280.2 million in new credit.*

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.


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A Community-Led Renewal in Atlanta

Dec 27, 2013

Bank of America and the East Lake Foundation work together to provide teens with workforce training and placement within the Villages of East Lake…  learn More about A Community-Led Renewal in Atlanta

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Taking Human Services on the Road

Oct 08, 2013

Thanks to Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders program, North Fulton Community Charities is now providing services in rural areas of the county…  learn More about Taking Human Services on the Road

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Paying it forward with Warrick Dunn Charities

Oct 01, 2013

Since 2010, Bank of America has supported Warrick Dunn Charities’ mission to help single-parent families achieve financial stability…  learn More about Paying it forward with Warrick Dunn Charities

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Electrifying Growth

Oct 01, 2013

Jason Nieves left his job as an electrical contractor in 2010 to build his own business with support from Bank of America…  learn More about Electrifying Growth

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A Mother-Daughter Team’s Salon Dream

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.

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