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Comerica Bank Hosts Southern Economic Development Plan Conference in Dallas

Fri., Sep. 7, 2012 8:06 AM EST
by Alexandria Green

(L to R) Irv Ashford, SVP of community development and external affairs, Comerica Bank; Pat Faubion, Texas Market president, Comerica Bank; Rev. Leslie Smith, founder of Change Happens, Comerica Bank Community Partner; and Ralph Babb, chairman and CEO Comerica Incorporated and Comerica Bank.

Comerica Bank and Community Partners held an open press conference in the lobby of the new Comerica Wynnewood Banking Center on W. Illinois Street in South Dallas. The purpose of the press conference was to share with South Dallas residents new plans to grow the South Dallas region through Comerica Bank’s Southern Dallas Economic Development Plan.

“When Comerica formally entered the Texas market in 1988, we recognized then that Southern Dallas had the potential to become a major economic asset to this city. After our first investment announcement in September of 2009, we have since made a combined capital and philanthropic investment totaling more than $7.7 million dollars here in Southern Dallas alone. We want it known that Comerica’s commitment to enhancing the communities we serve does not end with the signature of a check,” said Ralph Babb, chairman and CEO of Comerica Incorporated and Comerica Bank.

Other Comerica Bank partners and speakers included; Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings; Mike Miles, superintendent Dallas Independent School District; Rev. Leslie Smith, founder of Change Happens and Comerica Bank Community Partner; Pat Faubion, Texas Market president, Comerica Bank; and Irv Ashford, SVP of community development and external affairs, Comerica Bank.

Photos by Michael Savoie Photography

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