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Washington

$291.1 million in new credit is helping Washington small businesses grow.*

Hard at Work in Washington

Bank of America began serving Washington more than 140 years ago. Dexter Horton, a Seattle merchant, gained the trust of settlers by keeping their money safe in cloth sacks hidden in coffee barrels throughout his store. In 1870, he began his career as a banker and obtained a national charter in 1910. By 1929, Seattle First National Bank (SeaFirst) grew to serve the entire state. BankAmerica Corporation acquired SeaFirst in 1983 and deepened its ties to Washington in 1992 by buying Rainier Bank. 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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Vice President James Spady in blue shirt sitting in Dick's Drive-In restaurant

An iconic burger restaurant is a landmark in its Seattle community

Nov 07, 2011

In the early 1950s, America was on the move. The country’s entrepreneurial spirit was turning into high gear as life was becoming faster. Cars were ubiquitous and the modern American fast food restaurant, due to its convenience and price, was born, rivaling the formal, sit-down meal…  learn More about An iconic burger restaurant is a landmark in its Seattle community

Matching Students with Mentors in Washington State

Nov 07, 2010

Today, 30,000 children in Washington State have mentors. But 200,000 more could benefit from the advice and companionship of a caring adult…  learn More about Matching Students with Mentors in Washington State

A chef enrolled in the Fare Start culinary job training and placement program.

Creating Jobs and Sustaining Hope for Seattle’s Most Disadvantaged

Nov 02, 2011

Giving the homeless in Seattle a fresh start in life. See how FareStart runs an innovative program that helps the homeless get skills and training that will translate into job opportunities in the area's food-service businesses…  learn More about Creating Jobs and Sustaining Hope for Seattle’s Most Disadvantaged

A Seattle Food Bank Pioneers a Holistic Approach To Solving Hunger.

An innovative food bank develops a new way to connect with their community. See how they're helping provide food and services for those in need with compassion, dignity, and respect…  learn More about A Seattle Food Bank Pioneers a Holistic Approach To Solving Hunger.




*Extended $291.1 million in new credit to Washington small businesses in 2012.

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$6.4 Billion in New Credit Extended to U.S. Small Businesses in 2011
Bank of America understands that increased job creation through stronger small businesses is key to our economic recovery, and has put resources and expertise behind this.

Bob Davenport
Chairman, Grow America Fund