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Economics

As member-owned financial cooperatives, credit unions strive to provide their members with the best possible financial services. Of course, credit unions don't operate in a vacuum. The rates that they offer and the services their members demand (and can afford) are tied to the local, state, and national economies.

On this page, you'll find links to websites that provide portals to data, statistics, and analysis that help provide a little economic background and context for credit union operations in Montana and the U.S. The "Featured Resource" is something — a report, website, infographic, blogpost — that we find particularly timely or that we've just discovered and found interesting or useful. 

Montana Statistics (9/30/14)

  • Credit Unions in Montana: 55
  • Total Members: 383,940
  • Avg Assets per Credit Union: $79.8 mil.
  • Asset Growth: 3.9%
  • Loan Growth: 2.98%
  • Membership Growth: 0.84%  
  • Savings Growth: 3.38%  
  • Net Worth/Assets: 11.26%
  • Loans/Shares: 60.89%

2015 Economic Outlook Seminars

American Energy Revolution • Reshaping montana

Between January 23 and March 18, two economists from the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at UM-Missoula will resent half-day seminars in nine communities across Montana (including Sidney and Miles City). The seminars will highlight the latest economic trends for local, state, and national economies, including economic forecasts for each seminar city. Attendees will also hear about the changes in the way we produce, market, and think about energy -- changes that offer challenges and opportunities for Montana communities and businesses.

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Montana Statistics

 National Statistics

Websites that offer access to credit union-specific data.

CUNA

NCUA

Also of Interest

Websites that help form a picture of the Montana economy.

ourfactsyourfuture.org

Statistics and reports on Montana's workforce, gathered and curated by the MT Department of Labor & Industry. They publish Economy at a Glance, a monthly newsletter (most recent issue is November 2014).

ceic.mt.gov

The Census and Economic Information Center in the MT Department of Commerce provides current data, demographic, maps, and analysis on economics and business; income, poverty, and health insurance; energy, and more.

Also of Interest

Portals to national trends, issues, and economic developments.

census.gov

Access to more facts than you can imagine about people, business, and geography.

U.S. Department of Labor

Data on employment, wages and benefits, inflation and consumer spending, business costs, and much more.

Minneapolis Federal Reserve

The FRB Ninth District (which includes Montana) has sections on its website for economic research and regional economy. Both of which offer access to a wealth of research and information, including a regional economic forcast.

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