Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase Chairman & CEO Visits 52nd st., The Enterprise Center
Yesterday (Thursday February 23rd) was an eventful day for Walnut Hill in West Philadelphia. Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase was in the neighborhood to attend the ribbon cutting for the new JP Morgan Chase Community Branch on 52nd Street. Afterwards, he stopped by The Enterprise Center for a live interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer and donor plaque unveiling.
The CNBC interview was filmed in The Enterprise Center's Business Event Center, the original home of American Bandstand, and covered, amongst other economically significant topics (inflation, the war in Ukraine, possibility of recession), the importance of investing capital and resources in disinvested communities and businesses like those on 52nd street. Dimon, while holding the government accountable for systemic changes necessary to help alleviate the effects of decades of entrenched poverty, discussed efforts being undertaken by JPMorgan Chase and other financial institutions to uplift said communities through direct investment, and by supporting non-profit partners like The Enterprise Center.
The Enterprise Center and similar organizations rely on support from partners and funders to continue our work of providing resources, services, and funding in areas where both are otherwise scarce. We were honored by Jamie Dimon’s acknowledgement of our value and impact to the West Philadelphia community, as well as the opportunity to work together with JPMorgan Chase to further our mission.
The day's events concluded with our President and CEO Della Clark unveiling for Jamie Dimon the addition of a JPMorgan Chase plaque to our main headquarters' 'donor wall' - a vote of confidence for the future of our ongoing partnership and mutual commitment to the West and Greater Philadelphia communities, and the entrepreneurs who call them home.