Home » NEWS » Banking & Finance » ECD/Hope to accept TARP funds

ECD/Hope to accept TARP funds

JACKSON — On Feb. 4, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner outlined the details of a new program under the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) that will provide community development financial institutions (CDFIs) with up to $1 billion to make more loans to small businesses in some of the communities hit hardest by the economic crisis.

ECD/HOPE (Enterprise Corporation of the Delta/Hope Community Credit Union) said it plans to take advantage of the offering.

“ECD/HOPE has been providing financing for small businesses and other community needs for more than 15 years. During that time, we’ve demonstrated an ability to lend responsibly in areas that lack access to affordable financial services,” said Bill Bynum, ECD/HOPE CEO. “This experience enabled us to work closely with Treasury officials to develop this program. We look forward to using these resources to stabilize businesses and stimulate economic growth in the Mid South.”

“This program that you’re seeing us lay out today is a very powerful way to try to make sure that we’re starting to open up some of the credit channels for businesses in parts of the country where it’s most needed and where we think there’s going to be a very, very high return,” Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner said during the Feb. 4 announcement.


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Wally Northway

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *