Economic Development

Associated Bank invests in women’s business initiative

Associated Bank, Green Bay, Wis., invested $1 million in the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation loan opportunity fund as a part of the bank’s Associated Community Development program. The investment, announced Feb. 13, supports the WWBIC’s, Putting Dreams To Work fund, which supports women and minority-owned companies in their economic and entrepreneurial development throughout Wisconsin. [Continue]

First National Bank of Omaha seeks community development projects

The initial year of First National Bank of Omaha’s “First in the Community” program was a success on all fronts. The numbers are not yet totaled on the second year, 2017, but all indications are those trends will continue. Thus, the Nebraska-based bank is now accepting program proposals from grant seekers interested in helping low- to moderate-income families or communities with housing, neighborhood revitalization or strengthening of the economy. [Continue]