Economic Development Focus
The Provident Bank has a rich and long-standing tradition of giving back to its local regions. All charitable giving decisions are made at the local level because we believe having a strong and meaningful connection to our regions is critical to our success.
In 2016, we created a Leadership Giving Campaign — in addition to our other charitable giving programs — to focus specifically on Economic Development. Because a majority of our footprint is now in high-growth areas, our contributions can create significant benefit for economic development. The Provident is taking a leadership role in partnerships that are addressing workforce development and education programs focusing on exporting and will continue this focus through 2017.
Through our Leadership Giving, we have developed some unique public-private partnerships, including those with the New England Export Expansion Fund, New Hampshire’s Department of Business and Economic Affairs, Massachusetts Export Council, US Commercial Services, Manchester Community College, to name a few.
We believe that if we can help strengthen opportunities for businesses, the economy as a whole benefits.