Fulton Bank, newest MMP partner, is changing lives for the better

05/23/2023| James Meyer

Fulton Bank, newest MMP partner, is changing lives for the better

05/23/2023 | James Meyer

When it comes to community banking, you want a bank that understands your neighborhood’s needs and its strengths. You want a bank that meets its clients where they live, with services that make sense. That’s where you’ll find Fulton Bank, entering underserved communities and turning banking deserts into oases of opportunity. Fulton understands that a rising tide lifts all boats, which is why they’ve joined the Maryland Marketing Partnership , and its mission to not only market Maryland, but to encourage new business growth and ample opportunity in every corner of the state.

Fulton Bank is dedicated to changing lives for the better through the Fulton Forward®  initiative, which underpins every aspect of Fulton’s community relations philosophy and service culture. Fulton Forward means establishing four pillars in every community they serve: financial literacy and economic empowerment are rights; affordable housing and home ownership are the norm; job training and workforce development are readily accessible; and diversity, equity and inclusion isn’t a slogan, it’s a promise. Through Fulton’s true community banking model and understanding of the importance of on-the-ground economic development and face-to-face banking, Fulton doesn’t just provide banking services, it helps build vibrant communities.

That’s why Fulton Bank is opening locations in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and all across Maryland. And programs like the “Diverse Business Banking ” initiative are designed to better serve minority, women, veteran, and LGBTQ+ owned businesses. These business owners receive guidance through Fulton Bank’s Small Business Center  and one-on-one mentorship with a Diverse Business Advocate—someone trained in the unique challenges diverse businesses often face.

Fulton Bank’s community first banking practices don’t end there, however. To better support Maryland communities and its innovation ecosystem, Fulton Bank introduced a team focused on supporting life science and technology companies. These companies are historically young, emerging bioscience and tech companies that, unfortunately, many financial institutions avoid. Fulton Bank and its Life Sciences & Technology Division  has taken a true ecosystem approach to banking – they are not only supporting the founders and early-stage companies that need their services, but they are also helping local organizations better achieve their missions and grow the ecosystem as a whole.

With its commitment to innovation, supporting Maryland’s diverse communities, and the people and businesses that call those communities home, Fulton Bank is a partner the MMP, and Marylanders, can rely on.

Learn more about the Maryland Marketing Partnership.  

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