Go Local!

Go Local!

September 21, 2018

You eat local, you shop local, why not bank local? That’s the idea behind ICBA’s Go Local initiative: inspiring consumers and businesses alike to re-invest in their own communities through their local community bank.

As small businesses themselves, community banks only thrive when their customers and communities do the same, so taking care of customers and looking out for the best interest of their community is ingrained in the way they conduct their business each and every day. As relationship lenders, community banks focus on banking needs of local families, businesses and farmers.

Community banks are locally operated financial institutions that empower employees to make local decisions to serve their customers, providing services to the rural, suburban and urban marketplaces and are a primary lending source for farms and small businesses. 

Community banks make nearly 50 percent of small business loans and 82 percent of agricultural loans.

Nationwide, community banks employ 765,000 Americans and create countless jobs nationwide thanks to their role as a local lender. 

Simply put, community banks are prolific local lenders that serve a pivotal role in making Main Street thrive.

To follow the conversation on Twitter, use the hashtag #GoLocal.