Omaha Branch News

Making a Connection

March 16, 2017
TEN Magazine Take a look at the recent activities of Bank President Esther George and the staff of the Kansas City Fed throughout the seven states of the Tenth District. 

Economist Shares Update on Ag Economy with House Committee

February 15, 2017
Congressional Testimony Omaha Branch Executive Nathan Kauffman provided a statement on the current environment in agricultural credit markets and farm finances before the House Committee on Agriculture. 

Focus and Engagement: Omaha Branch Fact Sheet

February 09, 2017
Fact Sheet Looking for information about the Omaha Branch? Reference the Omaha Branch Fact Sheet for a quick overview of our focus areas and key engagement activities. 

Omaha Branch Welcomes New Board Member

January 17, 2017
Board of Directors Annette Hamilton, vice president and chief operating officer, Ho-Chunk Inc., was appointed to serve a three-year term on the Omaha Branch Board of Directors. Also, John Bourne, international representative, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Omaha, was reappointed to a three-year term and redesignated Omaha Branch Board chair for 2017. Learn more about our Board

Metro Nebraska Propels State Economy, but Some Disparities Persist

December 22, 2016
Nebraska Economist Nebraska’s economy has continued to move forward, but not all parts of the state have been moving at the same pace. Despite some recent softening, metro areas have been driving most of the gains in Nebraska’s economy over the past year, as rural areas have slowed alongside a softer farm economy. 

Evening at the Fed and Conversation with the Chair

December 02, 2016
Economic Education Educators are invited to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s first town hall for teachers held in conjunction with the annual Omaha Branch Evening at the Fed. The event will include remarks and a Q & A session with Chair Yellen via video conference followed by an economic update by Omaha Branch Executive Nathan Kauffman.

About the Omaha Branch

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. 

Upcoming Nebraska Economic Forums

June 27, 2017
Broken Bow
Registration opens in May

September 7, 2017
Registration opens in August

Presentations from past Nebraska Economic Forums 

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


Feb 15, 2017 | Statement Before House Committee on Agriculture

By Nathan Kauffman

Nov 29, 2016 | Ag Finance Conditions

By Nathan Kauffman

Nov 15, 2016 | Economic Outlook

By Nathan Kauffman

Nov 10, 2016 | Uneven Economic Growth

By Nathan Kauffman

Nov 4, 2016 | Uneven Economic Growth

By Nathan Kauffman

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