Economy Rockford: Are Community Banks the Key to Our Recovery?

23 News banking expert Bill Roop says community banks like Alpine are one of the biggest driving forces behind economic development in communities such as Rockford. He says community banks tend to specialize in small business lending, and are responsible for about half of the jobs in our area. He also says they have better knowledge of the local market, and are known to participate in the community.


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