Our campaign for a State Bank in Oregon is still creating buzz throughout the country. Our efforts earned a feature story in the October 2011 edition of “In The Times” magazine. Here’s are some clips from that piece:
“Credit has dried up out there,” says [Jim] Houser, co-chair of one of the state’s small business organizations, The Main Street Alliance. “It is hurting small businesses tremendously.”
“Big banks are not lending in small-town America,” says Barbara Dudley, co-chair of the Oregon Working Families Party. “They are either not lending or lending overseas,” thus slowing economic recovery and job creation.
“We definitely would be able to make more loans” if there were a state bank, community banker Vigesaa says.
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