Hometown banking was established in southern Utah with the opening of State Bank of Southern Utah in 1957. Hometown banking is important because people who live and work in southern Utah make the decisions. Bank employees and officers understand the banking needs of area residents because they are affected by the same economic climate. State Bank of Southern Utah serves the banking needs of customers located in 16 branches throughout southern Utah. SBSU has experienced strong and steady growth since and today have more than $1.6 billion in assets with over 270 employees.