Posts Tagged ‘Ridgeland Mississippi’

Assessing Metropolitan’s market timing: Experienced risk takers pulled it off

It’s not like founder Curt Gabardi and his Metropolitan Bank partners decided to sell popsicles in an ice storm. But starting a bank as the nation’s financial sector verged on falling off a cliff? “Whether intentional or by chance, in a warped kind of way they probably picked the best time in the world to […] [...]

Economic crisis gave Metropolitan Bank the opportunities it needed

>> Gabardi’s idea was to cultivate a niche space in which Metropolitan’s bankers would compete against other bankers — not other banks As the sky seemed to be falling on the nation’s banking sector in 2008, veteran banker Curt Gabardi and his “Band of Bankers” executive corps decided there may never be a better time […] [...]

Cities realize hike-bike trails good for local economy

Cities are realizing that hike and bike trails are not only important for citizens’ quality of life but are also a powerful economic development tools. Recently, the cities of Jackson, Ridgeland and Flowood received a collective total of $3.1 million for pedestrian trail enhancements awarded through the Mississippi Department of Transportation. Jackson received $1.1 million […] [...]

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