Congressman Ruppersberger Addresses CFG Community Bank Roundtable

BALTIMORE, MD– The federal government is playing a critical role ensuring jobs are created or retained in Maryland, Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) told top business and media leaders. Congressman Ruppersberger spoke at the CFG Community Bank Roundtable, the second in a series of discussions on the vitality, recovery and future of Maryland’s economy.

“Jobs provide the gasoline that powers our nation’s economy. When you have a job, you can support your family and your community. The economy is showing signs of recovery. The goal of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is to create or save 3.5 million jobs in the United States. It has already created or saved 14,000 jobs in Maryland alone,” Ruppersberger stated. “Everyone must realize, however, that we are creating a sustainable economic recovery and it will take time. This recession did not happen overnight. It will not be solved overnight either.”

CFG Community Bank, the newest addition to CFG family of companies, was renamed in November 2009 and began this series of roundtable discussions to keep an open line of communication between bank officials, community leaders and the public on economic, banking and other issues facing economic recovery.

CFG Community Bank is a member of the FDIC. Equal Opportunity Housing Lender.