The Hartford Commits $16 Million To Support Small Business Success

The JA Company Program

Program kicks off with national partnerships with Accion and Junior Achievement to benefit 500 small businesses and 100,000 youth  

Hartford, Conn., June 3, 2014 – The Hartford has committed $16 million over five years to help small business owners succeed through its new Communities with HART initiative. The first two investments include $1.25 The Hartford Logomillion to the Accion U.S. Network to benefit 500 small businesses and $1.5 million to Junior Achievement USA (JA) to support 100,000 students.

Communities with HART will encourage the well-being of America’s communities by enabling today’s small businesses to grow and inspiring a new generation of small business leaders. Together with Accion, The Hartford will provide loans and training to small businesses that lack access to traditional sources of capital. In partnership with JA, The Hartford will be the title sponsor of its flagship JA Company Program®, helping to inspire the students of today…

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