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Midland States Bank strives to support diverse economies through financial empowerment, community involvement and banking services. It is through community collaboration and execution that this is most successfully accomplished. Midland bankers across our geographic footprint are intent on forming effective relationships in the communities we are fortunate to serve. 

We are your neighbors who care about your wellbeing. We are your partners who want our communities to thrive. We are here to help show you how banking can be built better.

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Financial Empowerment Sessions Held


Since 2015

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$132.5 Million

Community Development Loans


For 2019 - 2021

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$97+ Million

Loans to Traditionally Underserved Consumers


Since 2016


Our Approach

As part of our continued efforts in furthering community development, we’ve adopted a plan intended to serve as the strategic plan for our initiatives.

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Our Focus

Throughout our Midland States Bank footprint, we focus on six key pillars for our regional partnerships. We strongly believe that these key pillars can create thriving communities for all with a strong, equitable foundation.

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The value of education is immense. We form intentional partnerships to support traditional and vocational education opportunities.



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Workforce Development

Trade skills are valuable. We collaborate with organizations to help remove barriers and strengthen economic mobility through trade and career development.



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Financial Empowerment

We deliver financial empowerment sessions to help individuals, families and small businesses achieve stability and upward economic mobility.

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We believe in homes, not houses. Our bank's products, services and program development assist in supporting affordable housing for both renters and homeowners.



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Small Business Development

Small businesses make our communities stronger. We are a resource to provide access to credit and technical assistance.



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Health & Wellness

Health is holistic. We intentionally focus on the connection of health, housing and economic stability to impact our neighbor's quality of life.

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Our How

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Our bank seeks opportunities to help build communities through community development loans in the areas of affordable housing, workforce development, regional revitalization projects and small business lending.



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We invest in institutions that help revitalize our communities, such as Community Development Financial Institutions, Rural Business Investment Companies, Mortgage-Backed Securities, Community Development Revolving Loan Funds, Small Business Investment Companies and Bonds.



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We invest in our communities through donations that reflect the uniqueness of each community. These monetary donations support organizations as part of our collaborative effort to help build our regions and meet the needs of those we serve.


Through our Midland States Bank Foundation, we receive charitable donation requests that align with the goals and focus of Midland States Bank. Donations from the Foundation are intended to benefit many individuals with results for widespread applicability. The Foundation prioritizes programs or organizations that focus on our six key pillars. Special consideration is given to programs that support low to moderate income individuals.

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Products, Services & Program Development

Our Believable Banking Home Mortgage and Home Improvement Loan programs assist people on the pathway to affordable, successful home ownership while helping revitalize neighborhoods. Learn more



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Community Engagement

From our community assessments, our staff target opportunities for community involvement through local board and committee involvement, and other opportunities to volunteer, including financial empowerment.



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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is key to Midland States Bank. We understand that all of these are important in building vibrant and thriving communities. Midland focuses both internally and externally in promoting representation, equitable opportunity, and a sense of belonging among our current and future employees.


Midland states bank sign on blue sky with white squares floating around itOur Goal

Midland States Bank's Community Impact Investment goals consist of both Investment and Loan metrics to be executed in a comprehensive and diverse manner in consideration of the 6 Key Pillars.

We are consistently seeking ways to have an impact in key areas of communities, both inside and outside of our defined regions. Our multi-year timeframe for these goals directly aligns with our Community Reinvestment Act Exam Periods, with an annual review to ensure we are considering the current economic environment.


Investment: $57 Million

Community Economic Development Loans: $260 Million


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Our Team

Wanting to partner or learn more? Connect with a member of our Community Economic Development Team. We'll help connect you with our team.


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Martesha Brown
Director of Community Economic Development – Bank Footprint
Regional Community Development Relationship Manager Northwest IL Region



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Cornell Lurry
Regional Community Development Relationship Manager
Northeast IL Region



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Maurice Allen
Regional Community Development Relationship Manager
Southern IL & St. Louis Region

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