Learn more and share the credit union story. Check out our groundbreaking economic reports and sharable social media messages.

Credit unions are foundational to the Northwest economy, building financial strength in families and communities. Northwest credit unions benefit the economy and their 6.5 million member-owners in ways no other financial institutions can.

As not-for-profit cooperatives, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington credit unions last year delivered $618 million in direct benefits to their member-owners, provided more than 19,600 family-wage jobs, and impacted the economy to the tune of $8.4 billion. Share the story!

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ECONorthwest economists documented the $8.4 billion impact Northwest credit unions had on the economy, and the hundreds of millions of dollars in direct member benefits that only cooperative credit unions can return.

2017 Northwest Credit Unions’ Economic Impacts Report

The report gives a top-line view of the ECONorthwest findings.

Download the 2017 Northwest Credit Unions’ Economic Impacts Report

New: Idaho Credit Unions’ Economic Impacts Report

This report highlights the economic impact of credit unions in Idaho.

Download the Idaho Report

Oregon Credit Unions’ Economic Impacts Report

This report highlights the economic impact of credit unions in Oregon.

Download the Oregon Report

Washington Credit Unions’ Economic Impacts Report

This report highlights the economic impact of credit unions in Washington.

Download the Washington Report

WATCH CREDIT UNION IMPACT VIDEOS

Northwest credit unions raised $325K in a single night for Credit Unions for Kids, at the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Run for the Roses Auction held during MAXX Convention.

Advantis Credit Union has been helping the Portland Police Bureau’s Sunshine Division feed the hungry for decades. Hunger is a year-around need. Other Portland-metro credit unions are invited to help Sunshine as well.

The following video highlights the story of two MESA program students — Amber and Cynthia.

SOCIAL MEDIA SHARING

Everyone should know about the independent study by ECONorthwest, detailing how credit unions deliver hundreds of millions in direct member benefits and have a $8.4 billion impact on the economy. Sample social media messages to help you spread the word are available below, and images you can post are available in the Graphic Resources section of this page.

GRAPHIC RESOURCES

Graphic resources to help you spread the word about Northwest credit unions’ impact are available below.

Idaho

Benefits of Membership Infographic (Idaho)

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Picture of Idaho Social Media Graphic with member information

Picture of Idaho Social Media Graphic with member information

Picture of Idaho Social Media Graphic with member information

Oregon

Benefits of Membership Infographic (Oregon)

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Picture of Oregon Social Media Graphic with member information

Picture of Oregon Social Media Graphic with member information

Washington

Benefits of Membership Infographic (Washington)

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Picture of Washington Social Media Graphic with member information

Picture of Washington Social Media Graphic with member information