Lift Investing is an economic development tool for Community Banks to deliver economic growth within the communities they serve by receiving deposits from public agencies and deploying those deposits for business growth. Lift Investing is a partnership between Community Banks and public agencies for economic development-focused impact investing. Simply said, Lift Investing is a safe, transparent, and accountable tool to keep taxpayer dollars in our communities to grow our local economies.
Locally owned and operated Community Banks are a vital part of the economic and civic fabric of our communities. Because their success is tied to the economic vitality and growth of the local private sector, they are naturally aligned and motivated partners for public agencies. Their investments spur the production of enterprise and employment which generates a stronger tax base.
Community Banks are sophisticated and strategic partners. These banks marry marketplace expertise with main street intelligence to strategically deploy investments to power the economic engines of our communities. This is why Community Banks account for the majority of agricultural, commercial real estate, and small business loans. As the leading financiers for local businesses, Community Banks bring the dependable capital to grow our success; but, they can do more. That’s where Lift Investing comes in.