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Indicators In The News

Our World In Data

Our World In Data

Helping to understand the world’s largest problems
Although the Spokane Indicators Project is local in scale, the data we track are part of a larger global context. Local issues we are concerned about, such as health, population, food security, and education are also international issues. As such, there are also organizations and publications such as Our World...
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County Health Insights

County Health Insights

A Data Hub for Eastern Washington

In a young, thriving America, decision making relied on intuition, gut-feelings, and inspiration. Now, rarely are any decisions made without interweaving Data - whether big, open, private, qualitative, or quantitative - has helped us to evolve from intuition-based decisions to data-informed decisions. While data representing larger populations, such as...
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Local Data Helps Inform

Local Data Helps Inform

Fighting hunger, feeding hope in the Inland NW

It wasn’t too long ago estimating hunger relied mainly on Federal Poverty Level statistics. But the national estimates were inadequate when used to estimate hunger in smaller, more localized areas. This created a disparity of what statistically might qualify as food insecure in the national data to what is...
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Indicators In Action

Child Abuse & Neglect Trending Upward

The Spokane Trends website offers indicators showing the good, bad, and ugly of who we are as a community. But what all indicators have in common is they tell a story. “Bad” things can receive a lot of attention, but this is due...
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Overall Growth in Medicaid Insured

Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway, said, “Nothing of value, real value, has no cost. Not freedom, not food, not shelter, not healthcare.” While we share the cost of freedom, we also share the cost of food, shelter, and healthcare...
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Is Spokane a “College Town”?

When we think of Spokane, college town doesn’t typically come to mind. However, in 2017, there were roughly 40,000 students enrolled in the fall term of the community college system and universities in the county...
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5-Questions With:

Manny Hochheimer

Manny Hochheimer

AVP of Corporate & External Relations, Numerica Credit Union

Q1: Numerica is now the fourth-largest credit union by assets in Washington State. Do you have any strategic plans over the next three years that you can share with our readers?

A1: Over the next three years, Numerica’s focus is much the same as it has always been – to enhance lives, fulfill dreams and build communities. In order to do that successfully, we must continue to grow, ensuring quality financial services are readily available and easy to access for our members. We also plan to remain actively involved in our communities, ensuring a strong, vibrant community that fosters well-being for both businesses and residents.

To accomplish this, our strategy includes designing branches that are open and inviting and that encourage conversations about finances. We plan to implement convenient technology that gives members access to their money 24/7. Currently, our members can manage their finances through the use of our mobile app, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Fitbit Pay, Gamin Pay and Microsoft Pay. We will continue to stay on top of new tools that make managing finances easy for our members. We will also remain committed to enhancing our community by giving back at least 5% of our earnings.

Q2: The credit union serves three key markets:  the greater Spokane area, the Tri Cities and Wenatchee. In these markets, Numerica has been a generous sponsor of community-building activities. What criteria do you use to make your social investments?

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