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.
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.