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Community Development Tours

Since 2013, the ABA Foundation has been taking bankers on Community Development Tours around the nation.

A core element of ABA’s Annual Convention, each tour highlights successful projects that stem from partnerships between banks of all sizes, non-profit organizations and corporations to show how banks are working to stimulate local economies. Tour participants observe first-hand the ways in which banks positively affect communities as they help strengthen businesses, empower people and ultimately help places thrive. Please join your fellow bankers on an upcoming tour—sponsored by the Federal Home Loan Banks—to witness how banks are reviving neighborhoods across America.

2019 Seattle

During the 2019 American Bankers Association’s Annual Convention, bankers participated in the ABA Foundation’s seventh annual community development tour. Participants visited community revitalization efforts throughout Seattle’s Belltown, First Hill and Central District neighborhoods. Bankers observed how partnerships between banks and community organizations—such as Plymouth Housing and Capitol Hill Housing —are tackling challenges with homelessness, affordable housing and gentrification.

Group photo outside Liberty Bank Building