GREENVILLE – Greenville Federal Bank has once again shown their support of the Partnering for Progress (P4P) Initiative by contributing for 2016. This collaborative public/private economic development effort has brought remarkable growth and opportunity to Darke County, with the bank participating since 2009.
“We’re glad to show our support of an organization that has brought such great benefit to the residents of Darke County, “ commented Jeff Kniese, president of Greenville Federal. “Partnering for Progress has spurred growth and implemented new programs that have had a very positive impact on the future of the entire community. This is obviously something the bank wishes to continue to support and be a part of in any way we can.”
The goal of Partnering for Progress is to foster opportunity for Darke County business in areas such as existing industry support, resource development, marketing and new business recruitment, and workforce development. The initiative, which began in 2009, has contributed to the creation of over 1,900 jobs, retention/creation of more than $60,000,000 in payroll, and has helped produce over $170,000,000 in new local capital investment. P4P has also launched a workforce development initiative which works with existing and emerging workforce to help alleviate hiring issues for expanding companies.
“The Darke County CIC Board of Directors sincerely appreciates not only the financial support, but the personal commitment investors like Greenville Federal have made to assist in our efforts,” stated Dennis Baker, CIC Treasurer. Board President, Dave Keiser added, “With the help of our investors, the entire organization will continue to move forward with programs and efforts designed to assist Darke County businesses in any way we can.”
Those interested in learning more about the county’s economic development efforts can call the Economic Development Office at 937-548-3250.
Greenville Federal, the oldest bank headquartered in Darke County, has focused on the communities they serve by building long-term highly valued partnerships with businesses and individuals since 1883. Greenville Federal offers the most ATMs in Darke County to better serve the communities and its customers and continues to support several economic development programs. Supporting initiatives such as Partnering for Progress that significantly contribute back to the community has always been a hallmark of Greenville Federal’s long Darke County history.