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The 2024 CSBS Community Bank Case Study Competition is now closed for new entries.

All case study submissions are due by Noon ET on Monday, May 13th.

2023 Journal of Community Bank Case Studies

The publication of the best research papers from the 2023 Community Bank Case Study Competition is now available in print and digital formats. The publication was released as part of the Community Banking Research Conference, where the top the case study competition team shared its case study.

Why Compete in the Case Study Competition?

Community banks are vital to the American economy. They are responsible for more than half (57%) of all small business loans in the United States and two-thirds (67%) of agriculture lending. Community banks have a unique business model that bolsters economic growth in local economies, and has proven to be resilient through financial crises. 

Through study of a local community bank, students will engage in an experiential learning opportunity that will allow them to network with local banks, CSBS staff and academics. Students will have an incredible opportunity to gain valuable, first-hand knowledge of the banking industry, and, if selected as winner, will be invited to present their work in front of federal and state regulators, academics and community bankers at the Community Banking Research Conference


Please contact the Competition Manager Katie Hoyle if you have any questions. 

[email protected] | 202-808-3556