The Public Banking Institute was founded in 2010 to further the understanding and implementation of publicly-owned banks. To learn more about public banking, please visit the links below.

Intro to Public Banking

Learn about democratizing our money...
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A Proven Model

Under the model of the century-old Bank of North Dakota (BND), all of the state’s revenues are deposited in the Bank by law.

Why Public Banks?

Today, cities and states put their money in Wall Street banks...
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History of Public Banking

The Quakers in the colony of Pennsylvania introduced public banking in North America.
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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
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Endorsements & Sponsors

Since 2010, more than 30 cities and states have taken official steps to explore the public bank option for themselves.
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10 Key Facts

Banking in the public interest.
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Money & Banking Basics

Wealth vs Money: Main Street produces wealth, not Wall Street.
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