FirstBank has been a member of Mile High Connects since 2012. The Bank’s core values align with Mile High Connects priority areas: increasing access to housing choices, good jobs, and essential public transit.
FirstBank supports affordable housing, both financially and through its innovative deposit and loan products. The bank has contributed to over 50 nonprofit organizations that support affordable housing and has invested $17 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credit partnerships. Additionally, FirstBank employs nearly 800 people at its campus in Lakewood. These positions range from entry level to professional and allow an individual’s responsibilities and compensation to grow with them. The company is unique in that it’s a privately held and employees are majority owners.
FirstBank equips employees with EcoPasses, providing free and unlimited rides on all RTD transportation, ensuring distance/access to transportation is not a barrier to employment. With the consulting help of Mile High Connects, FirstBank also established a transportation service that circulates from the closest RTD transit hub to the headquarters building, helping those who are dependent on public transportation, easily make it to work.
FirstBank has been, and will continue to be a strong supporter of Mile High Connects.