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Press Release

CMTA Welcomes Financial Institution, JP Morgan Chase, to Organization

Oct 24, 2023

Sacramento, Calif. – The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) welcomed JP Morgan Chase & Co. to the organization today.

JP Morgan Chase is a leading global financial services firm with a rich history of over 200 years and assets of $3.9 trillion in worldwide operations.

“We welcome JP Morgan Chase as a valued partner in driving forward California’s manufacturing and technology sectors through their deep understanding of business success,” said Lance Hastings, President & CEO of CMTA. “Their membership marks a significant milestone in our pursuit of industry innovation and economic growth as it is one of the largest financial institutions in the country.” 

JP Morgan Chase is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management.

“We are deeply rooted to innovation and sustainable growth and are proud to align our expertise in Commercial Banking and Wealth Management with the California Manufacturing and Technology Association and its esteemed members,” said Ashley Grech, Vice President of JP Morgan Chase & Co. “Our history of supporting diverse industries and businesses positions us to provide tailored financial solutions that drive success in California’s vibrant manufacturing sector. Together, we look forward to fostering economic growth and innovation in California’s manufacturing industry and to CMTA’s members.”

The financial institution serves millions of customers, clients, and communities in 100+ global markets. It has been on the edge of innovation, setting international financial institutions’ standards. 

JP Morgan Chase is known as a renowned place to work, winning multiple awards and recognitions. Recently, it was named in the Time100 list of Most Influential Companies for 2023, and FORTUNE ranked it as a top five World’s Most Admired Companies.


About CMTA

The California Manufacturers & Technology Association has advocated for pro-growth laws and regulations before the California legislature and administrative agencies since 1918. The total output from manufacturing in California is $300 billion per year, roughly 10 percent of the total economic output of the state. Manufacturers employ 1.3 million Californians paying wages more than $25,000 higher than other non-farm employers in the state. For more information, visit CMTA’s website.

About JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading financial services firm based in the United States of America (“U.S.”), with operations worldwide. JPMorgan Chase had $3.9 trillion in assets and $313 billion in stockholders’ equity as of June 30, 2023. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management. Under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands, the Firm serves millions of customers in the U.S., and many of the world’s most prominent corporate institutional and government clients globally. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at

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