Oklahoma City Branch News

Tenth District Energy Activity Accelerates

January 13, 2017

The fourth quarter issue of the Energy Survey revealed an acceleration in Tenth District energy activity. Survey results reveal changes in several indicators of energy activity, including drilling, capital spending and employment. 

Evening at the Fed and Conversation with the Chair

January 12, 2017

Educators were invited to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s first town hall for teachers held in conjunction with the annual Oklahoma City Branch Evening at the Fed. The event included remarks and a Q & A session with Chair Yellen via video conference followed by an economic update by Oklahoma City Branch Executive Chad Wilkerson. 

Manufacturing Activity Improved Considerably in December

December 22, 2016
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.

Latest Oklahoma Economist Addresses Difficult 2016, Optimistic 2017

December 20, 2016
The fourth quarter issue of the Oklahoma Economist finds the state's economy struggled in 2016, but survey results show cautious optimism for 2017.


Jan 12, 2017 | U.S. and Oklahoma Economic Outlook

By Chad Wilkerson

Jan 10, 2017 | U.S. and Oklahoma Economic Outlook

By Megan Williams

Dec 21, 2016 | U.S and Oklahoma Economic Outlook

By Chad Wilkerson

Dec 20, 2016 | U.S and Oklahoma Economic Outlook

By Chad Wilkerson

Dec 9, 2016 | The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy

By Megan Williams

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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.

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