Mayor Rick Baker ran on a platform promising to make Midtown part of a "seamless city" where all residents have equal access to services. To an overlooked area about 40 blocks wide and 30 blocks just south of downtown, he promised to bring a major supermarket,
a post office, a library and a bank. All would be part of an economic development zone in the heart of Midtown.
GTE Financial stepped up to the plate and vowed to provide the banking services to this area and those in need. Knowing how badly it was needed and the impact it would have in the neighborhood, we knew this was a great investment in our community. Giving back to the community is integral to GTE’s mission and we have used this location to provide valuable banking services, financial education,
and community support.