A new ICBA blog post explores data showing the urgency of community banks’ Paycheck Protection Program response to help save small businesses in their communities.

Details: In the first in a series of blog posts on final PPP data, ICBA economist Noah Yosif says:

  • Community banks drove lending in the earliest weeks of the PPP.

  • States with strong community bank traditions were more successful in addressing employment challenges.

Next: The next post in the series will focus on community bank service to the hardest-hit industries and communities. Read the post.