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Tulare County Economic Development Corporation Secures $25,000 Grant from Bank of the Sierra


“The Tulare County EDC shares our Bank’s goal of making its community better,” said Kevin McPhaill,
President and CEO of Bank of the Sierra. “We could not imagine a better organization than the TCEDC to
benefit from this grant as they continue to grow economic opportunities within Tulare County.”
Airica de Oliveira, President and CEO of TCEDC, expressed her enthusiasm and gratitude for the grant,
stating, "This grant is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team in promoting economic
growth and prosperity in Tulare County. It will enable us to continue our mission of fostering business
development, supporting job creation, and enhancing the overall economic well-being of our county."
The partnership between TCEDC and Bank of the Sierra underscores their shared commitment to driving
economic development and creating opportunities for the residents and businesses of Tulare County.
Bank of the Sierra's generous support will empower TCEDC to expand its programs and initiatives.
"We are deeply grateful to Bank of the Sierra and their President, Kevin McPhaill, for their commitment
to our organization and their recognition of the importance of economic development in our region,"
added Airica de Oliveira. "Their support will play a significant role in advancing our initiatives and making
a positive impact on the residents and businesses of Tulare County."
The $25,000 grant from Bank of the Sierra exemplifies the power of collaboration between the private
sector and local organizations in advancing economic prosperity. Together, they are working toward a
brighter future for Tulare County.
About Tulare County EDC
The Tulare County Economic Development Corporation (TCEDC) is a 501c4, public and private sector
supported non-profit organization. TCEDC is a leading catalyst for economic growth and prosperity in
Tulare County, California. The TCEDC is dedicated to driving economic development, job creation, and
improving the quality of life for the residents of Tulare County. TCEDC offers a wide range of services
designed to recruit, retain, and empower businesses, to promote economic vitality for Tulare County.
About Bank of the Sierra
Bank of the Sierra is in its 46th year of operations and is the largest independent bank headquartered in
the South San Joaquin Valley. Bank of the Sierra is a community-centric regional bank, which offers a
broad range of retail and commercial banking services through full-service branches located within the
counties of Tulare, Kern, Kings, Fresno, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara. The Bank also
maintains an online branch and provides specialized lending services through agricultural credit centers
in Templeton, and a loan production office in Roseville. Bank of the Sierra was recognized as one of the
strongest and top-performing community banks in the country, with a 5-star rating from Bauer Financial

TULARE COUNTY, CA — [September 27, 2023] — The Tulare County Economic Development Corporation
(TCEDC) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $25,000 grant from Bank of the Sierra. This significant
contribution reaffirms the dedication of both organizations to fostering economic growth and prosperity
in Tulare County.

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