Tri-City growth prompts new locations on Gage, Hildebrand
Numerica Credit Union is opening two new branches in Kennewick this year.
The company experienced tremendous growth in 2016, with loans growing by more than $224 million and deposit accounts by more than $175 million.
The Spokane-based Numerica, which also serves northern Idaho and the Wenatchee Valley, saw an increase across the region—but especially the Tri-City area.
“In the Tri-Cities we saw 28 percent growth pertaining to the loans net of allowance, as well as in deposits,” said Andy Stirling, vice president of Central Washington branches. That’s why Stirling said Numerica is thrilled to provide members with two more branches this year.
The 8551 W. Gage Blvd. location will open its doors this summer and construction has already begun at 4898 W. Hildebrand Blvd. near Southridge, which is expected to be complete by early fall.
“Additionally, Numerica has expanded our presence in business lending and have staff in a temporary office until we can start a major remodel of our (Kennewick Avenue) branch,” Stirling said. “The remodel, which will begin later this year, will allow for convenient member service in one centralized location.”
The Kennewick Avenue branch opened in December 2004 and was the first branch established in the Tri-Cities. It serves as a mini-headquarters for the Tri-City region.
The Pasco branch opened in 2007 inside the Walmart off of Road 68. In 2010, Numerica merged with School Employees Federal Credit Union (SECU), which helped lead to a presence in Richland.
“We have been working on expanding our presence in the Tri-Cities for over five years, adding staff and working on new locations,” Stirling said. “In 2014, Numerica opened a new branch in Richland off of Queensgate. This was the first branch model in the Tri-Cities which showcased our new branch design.”