Dow Credit Union approved to serve three counties

Expansion opens membership to more than 3.25 million people

MIDLAND, MICHIGAN (October 1, 2019) — Dow Credit Union announced today that it has expanded its field of membership to those who live, work, worship or attend school in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties. These counties collectively have a population of more than 3.25 million people, making it the largest field of membership expansion in the credit union’s 81-year history.

Originally founded to serve the employees of Dow Chemical Co. in Pittsburg, Dow Credit Union expanded its charter in 2008 to serve communities in the eastern part of Contra Costa County. What the credit union found with its expanded membership base was a natural fit.

“We are very proud of what we have been able to do for our communities and are excited to be able to bring those opportunities to new areas,” said Dow Credit Union CEO Paul Kramer. “Serving Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda counties is a great opportunity for us and for these communities.”

Members of Dow Credit Union have found success through financial education, such as the credit union’s online Learning Zone and one-on-one counseling. The credit union prides itself on educating members to make informed, sound decisions. Over the past five years, the credit union has grown total assets by 17.4%.

“For 81 years, we have been able to provide top notch solutions for our members, which helps them save money,” Kramer said. “We strive to empower and grow the communities that we serve. We have done this with excellent pricing and continually improving our products and services.”

About Dow Credit Union

Dow Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution owned by its members and dedicated to being a multiplier for good. Located online and in Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region, the credit union has more than $2.1 billion in assets and 81,000 members across all 50 states. Dow Credit Union members enjoy lower rates on loans, higher rates on deposits and convenient anywhere banking powered by leading-edge technology to ensure privacy and security that have been recognized multiple times by America’s Credit Unions for top performance in saving members money. For more information, visit  


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