Oklahoma City Branch News

The Path to Economic Recovery from COVID-19 and an Oil Price Collapse

June 23, 2020 | Q2 2020

This edition of The Oklahoma Economist reviews how the state’s economy has been affected by the economic downturn caused by the onset of Covid-19 as well as the plunge in oil prices, and the path to recovery.

Oklahoma Economic Snapshot

June 12, 2020

Keep up-to-date with Oklahoma’s economy and the Tenth Federal Reserve District as new economic data is released.

Tenth District Energy Activity Decreased at a Steep Pace

April 07, 2020 | Energy Survey

The survey monitors energy firms located and/or headquartered in the Tenth District, with results based on total firm activity nationwide. Survey results reveal changes in several indicators of energy activity, including drilling, capital spending, and employment.  Firms also indicate projections for oil and gas prices. All results are diffusion indexes – the number of firms indicating increases minus the number of firms indicating decreases.

Tenth District Services Activity Decreased at a Slower Pace

May 29, 2020
The survey provides information on several indicators of activity including sales, revenue, employment and capital spending, while identifying changes in prices of input materials and selling prices. Survey participants represent a variety of industries, including retail and wholesale trade, automobile dealers, transportation, information, high-tech and professional services, real estate, education, restaurants, health services, tourism and other services firms.

Manufacturing Activity Continued to Decline

May 28, 2020
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.

Oklahoma City Branch Board of Directors

The Oklahoma City Branch has a Board of Directors that provides insight on local economic conditions and advises and counsels the Branch executive. To learn more, watch The Role of the Reserve Bank Director.

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

Branch Contacts

Public Affairs and Media Relations: Pam Campbell, Public Affairs Director | pam.campbell@kc.frb.org

Economic and Financial Education: Leslie Baker, Public Affairs Specialist | leslie.baker@kc.frb.org

Community Development: Steven Shepelwich, Senior Community Development Advisor | steven.shepelwich@kc.frb.org

Speech Requests: www.kansascityfed.org/research/speeches/speakerrequestform.cfm