Credit union to open micro-branch at UAPB facility

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Economic Research and Development Center has partnered with Hope Enterprise Corporation to bring a micro-branch of Hope Federal Credit Union to its location at 615 S. Main street.

A grand opening and ribbon cutting is slated for later this fall and will be announced jointly by UAPB-ERDC and HOPE at a later date.

Since 1994, HOPE has generated more than $1.7 billion in financing for entrepreneurs, home buyers, and community development projects, and assisted more than 130,000 individuals in low-income communities throughout the Mid-Sout, according to a news release from UAPB. Through the incubator location, HOPE will be poised to offer financial services to residents while assisting ERDC in carrying out its economic and community development agenda in Pine Bluff and Southeast Arkansas.