Omaha Branch News

Video: We are the Omaha Branch

October 10, 2017
Video For more than 100 years, the Omaha Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has connected with and served communities throughout the state of Nebraska. Watch this short video to learn more about the Omaha Branch. 

Nebraska's Labor Markets Tighten Further

September 28, 2017
Nebraska Economist Labor markets have continued to tighten across Nebraska while reasons have differed by region. Most of the state's job growth in recent years has occurred in metropolitan areas. In nonmetro areas, labor markets appear to be tightening due more to out-migration and aging of the workforce. 

100 Years Serving Nebraska

September 04, 2017
Centennial On Sept. 4, 1917, the Omaha Branch opened its doors as the first branch location for the Kansas City Fed and only the third branch in the entire Federal Reserve System. Learn about our history and about our focus areas today.

Explore the History of the Omaha Branch

August 02, 2017
Centennial As the Omaha Branch nears 100 years of service to the state of Nebraska, learn about the Branch's history and how it has evolved over the past century. Visit the Omaha Branch Centennial page to find resources and view a photo gallery of the Omaha Branch through the years. 

Broken Bow Economic Forum Explores Many Facets of Rural Communities

July 11, 2017
Economic Forum The Omaha Branch hosted an Economic Forum on June 27 in Broken Bow. Omaha Branch staff also met with business, banking and community leaders to hear about the local economy and share research and resources from the Federal Reserve. Click here to learn more about the Forum and related events in Broken Bow.

About the Omaha Branch

We are the Omaha Branch

For more than 100 years, the Omaha Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has connected with and served communities throughout the state of Nebraska. 

The Omaha Branch Turns 100

The Omaha Branch opened on Sept. 4, 1917, as the first branch office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Since then, the Omaha Branch has served as a local connection to the nation's central bank. Learn about the history of the Omaha Branch and how it has evolved over the years with the following resources. Additional information and a photo gallery are available on the Omaha Branch Centennial page

Omaha Fed Office Turns 100: Serving Main Street and the Broader Community
TEN Magazine | by Jennifer Clark

Always Been a Banking Town: Omaha's Bid to Become a Federal Reserve Bank Location
TEN Magazine | by Tim Todd

A History of the Omaha Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
by Tim Todd


Nebraska Economic Forums

Economic Forums are an opportunity for the Kansas City Fed to share insights on the economy and also learn about local economic issues in our region. They include presentations from the Kansas City Fed on key regional economic issues and national trends, as well as an update on monetary policy objectives and concerns. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. 

Presentations and information from past Nebraska Economic Forums 

Omaha Economic Forum
Speakers: Nathan Kauffman and Esther George
September 7, 2017 | Omaha, NE

Broken Bow Economic Forum 
Speaker: Nathan Kauffman
June 27, 2017 | Broken Bow, NE

Nebraska Economic Outlook
by Nathan Kauffman
August 21, 2016 | Scottsbluff/Gering, NE

The U.S. Economic Outlook
by George Kahn
August 21, 2016 | Scottsbluff/Gering, NE

The Outlook and Monetary Policy
by Esther George
April 7, 2016 | York, NE

Nebraska Economic Outlook
by Nathan Kauffman
April 7, 2016 | York, NE

U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy
by Jonathan Willis
Nov. 12, 2015 | Kearney, NE

Regional Economic Update
by Nathan Kauffman
May 12, 2015 | South Sioux City, NE

Nebraska Economic Update
by Nathan Kauffman
March 26, 2015 | Lincoln, NE

 

Staff at the Kansas City Fed's Omaha Branch:

- Provide insight and analysis on Nebraska's economy.

- Lead research on the agricultural economy for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and the Federal Reserve System.

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

- Support community economic growth among low and moderate income and disadvantaged communities through research, resources and relationships with stakeholders in the areas of housing, workforce, small business development and community investments. 

- Promote a safe, stable and competitive banking system through the supervision and regulation of financial institutions while also providing proactive outreach to state member banks and bank holding companies.

- Host Economic Forums and speak to groups across the state to provide insights on the regional and national economy. 

- Meet with community and business leaders to learn about local economic conditions and gather diverse perspectives on the economy. 

View the Omaha Branch fact sheet

Speeches


Oct 6, 2017 | Regional Economic Update

By Nathan Kauffman

Feb 15, 2017 | Statement Before House Committee on Agriculture

By Nathan Kauffman

Nov 29, 2016 | Ag Finance Conditions

By Nathan Kauffman

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