Wells Fargo also recognizes how important businesses are to the landscape of a city, and Manhattan’s thriving and diversified economy presents tremendous opportunities for entrepreneurs. We have bankers throughout Manhattan who can help business owners access the capital and financial services required to operate their businesses. And as America’s #1 SBA 7(a) lender, we are committed to providing the tools and resources an emerging company needs to help achieve long-term financial success.
As important as business growth is to Manhattan, we are equally committed to strengthening our neighborhoods through volunteering and supporting local non-profits. Nationally, Wells Fargo is the top corporate donor to U.S. non-profits. In 2012, the company contributed $10.6 million to approximately 400 New York non-profits and schools through corporate and foundation giving.
Again, I’m so excited about Wells Fargo’s growing presence in this great city. We have nearly 3,000 associates here ready to help satisfy all our customers’ financial needs, and I encourage you to start a conversation with one of them today. Visit www.wellsfargo.com or one of our local stores for more information on how we can help you plan for a secure financial future.