Oklahoma City Branch News

Manufacturing Activity Continued to Expand Solidly

September 28, 2017
The survey monitors manufacturing plants selected according to geographic distribution, industry mix and size. Survey results reveal changes in several indicators of manufacturing activity, including production and shipments, and identify changes in prices of raw materials and finished products.

Global Oil Supply and Demand: Prospects for Greater Balance

September 22, 2017
The Federal Reserve Banks of Kansas City and Dallas held the second joint energy conference on Sept. 22, 2017, in Oklahoma City with over 250 in attendance. The conference focused on global oil supply dynamics, the global oil demand outlook, and the oil and gas regulatory environment. See the conference agenda and presentations here

Energy Activity Expanded at a Slower Pace

July 14, 2017
Second quarter energy survey results indicated that Tenth District energy firm activity continued to expand but at a slower pace. The future activity outlook also moderated but remained positive. Firms said that oil and natural gas prices on average needed to be $56 per barrel and $3.65 per million Btu, respectively, to increase drilling significantly.

Latest Oklahoma Economist Addresses Wage Growth

June 15, 2017
The second quarter issue of the Oklahoma Economist finds the state is experiencing a faster growth in wages compared to the nation's average.


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Staff at the Kansas City Fed's Oklahoma City Branch:

  • Provide insights and analysis on Oklahoma’s economy.

  • Lead energy research and business surveys for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

  • Work with Oklahoma educators, students and the public to promote economic and financial education to increase understanding of the Federal Reserve.

  • Support community economic growth through research and resources for bankers, economic developers, non-profits and small business owners.

  • Partner with Oklahoma Council on Economic Education and the Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition to provide programs focused on economic education and personal finance for students, educators and the low- and moderate-income community.

  • Meet with and speak to community and business organizations about economic conditions in the state and gather information and insights about diverse perspectives on the economy.

  • Promote a safe, stable and competitive banking system through the supervision and regulation of financial institutions.

View the Oklahoma City Branch fact sheet