North Dakota: Banking on the Locals

Video: David Brancaccio visits a bank that is invested in its community.
Bremer Bank, video still

Fixing the Future is a one-hour PBS special, developed in collaboration with YES! Magazine, that profiles people and communities using innovative approaches to create jobs and build sustainable prosperity in our new economy.

In this segment, host David Brancaccio visits North Dakota to see how Bremer Bank is helping its customers survive and thrive in tough times by lending locally and giving grants to the community.


  • : David Korten and David Brancaccio discuss what economic transformation has to do with building stronger, happier communities.
  • : When we recognize that money is simply credit, we can unleash it as a powerful tool for our communities.
  • : The momentum toward creating state-owned banks is increasing as more states look for ways to bypass Wall Street, balance their budgets, and get local economies moving.