The Hartford Commits $16Million To Support Small Business Success


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

Hartford, Conn., June 3, 2014The Hartfordhas committed $16 million over five years to helpsmall business owners succeed through its newCommunities with HART initiative. The first two investmentsinclude $1.25 million 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 loansand 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 to become the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

“The Hartford is passionate about helping small businesses prevail,” said The Hartford’s Chairman, President and CEO Liam E. McGee. “Communities with HART will benefit small business owners and inspire would-be entrepreneurs to achieve their full potential. As a leading and trusted provider of insurance for more than one million small businesses nationally, we and our partners know how important successful entrepreneurs are to a strong economy and vibrant local communities. Weare determined to help small businesses succeed by providing access to the funding and knowledge they need.”

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