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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 (6/30/14)

  • Credit Unions in Montana: 56
  • Total Members: 387,000
  • Avg Assets per Credit Union: $78 mil.
  • Asset Growth  2.8%
  • Loan Growth  0.0%
  • Membership Growth  -0.7%  
  • Savings Growth  2.2%  
  • Net Worth/Assets  11.0%
  • Loans/Savings  60.5%

Industry At A Glance

2014-15 CUNA E-Scan

Every year, CUNA publishes the Environmental Scan Report, which offers "in-depth intelligence" about the key facts and issues that credit unions should take into account when making plans for the coming year. Credit unions can buy the full report for $110, but CUNA has made some helpful information from the scan available online. This includes articles on four strategic insights from this year's report, an infographic depicting ten trends influencing credit unions along with an article explaining them. To find out more, watch the video overview from Steve Rodgers, the report's editor.

 Credit Union statistics

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 (links to past issues).

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 data page for the FRB Ninth District (which includes Montana) offers links to Economic forecasts, the Beige Book, the 2014 Business poll, etc.

Also of Interest

 

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