Comerica Bank, a subsidiary of a Dallas-based Comerica, has opened a new banking center in California, the first of six new locations in Southern California planned for 2010.

Mike Fulton, president and CEO of Western market at Comerica Bank, said: “Because of the size and diversity of the Southern California regional economy, we have opened more new banking centers here in the last six years than in any of our other markets. We’re continuing to invest in the region because we believe in its potential for continued economic growth.”

Betty Rengifo Tucker, executive vice president for retail operations in the Western market at Comerica Bank, said: “By the end of this year, we will have more than 100 banking centers in California – including 27 in Los Angeles County, 14 each in Orange and San Diego counties, plus three in San Bernardino and one in Ventura counties. It’s exciting to be able to continue to expand access to our financial services in this important market.”

Comerica offers complete checking and FDIC-insured deposit accounts, financial planning expertise, on-the-job banking, cash management and other business services.

In addition to Arizona and California, Comerica Bank locations can be found in Florida, Michigan and Texas, with select businesses operating in several other states, Canada, China and Mexico. Comerica reported total assets of $59.3bn as of December 31, 2009.