Number 136 September 17, 2021 St. Louis
St. Louis CDFI Coalition Releases 2020 Impact Data Report
Justine PETERSEN, as part of the St. Louis CDFI Coalition, was proud to lead the effort to produce the first ever St. Louis CDFI Coalition Data report. A few highlights from our collective work in 2020:
STL CDFIs provided more than $160M in safe and affordable capital to CDFI-eligible households, many of whom have been left out of traditional lending opportunities.
2020 saw the highest CDFI level of lending on record in St. Louis since collecting data as a Coalition.
Coalition members issued 464 PPP Loans that protected and helped sustain small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In total, 119,784 St. Louisans were assisted by CDFIs in 2020.
Justine PETERSEN Welcomes Charles Robinson
Justine PETERSEN is pleased to welcome Charles Robinson to our team at 1023 N. Grand Blvd. in St. Louis. As Senior Small Business Associate, Charles will be at the epicenter of JP’s small business lending processing, working alongside JP’s Chief Lending Officer Aida Richardson and JP’s Director of Business Lending Chonda Aiello. Additionally, Charles will provide support in loan compliance and reporting activities. Outside of work Charles enjoys working out, arts related events and quality time with his family. Commenting on the mission of Justine PETERSEN, Charles stated, “The work we do for the small business owner, those would-be business owners, and the community as a whole is very valuable. JP is a gem that must remain and thrive.”
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