Omaha Branch News

Nebraska’s Economy Strong, but Signs of Slower Growth

March 28, 2019 | Nebraska Economist
Employment in Nebraska remained solid through 2018, benefiting from strong gains in recent years by residents of the state’s suburban areas. Read the latest issue of the Nebraska Economist to learn more about the state's economy. 

May 9 Economic Forum in La Vista

March 13, 2019 | Economic Forum

The Omaha Branch will host an Economic Forum on May 9 featuring an update on the U.S. economy and monetary policy from Kansas City Fed President Esther George and a discussion on Nebraska's economy from Omaha Branch Executive Nathan Kauffman. Registration is required by May 1.

Registration Open for Kearney Economic Forum on April 5

January 30, 2019 | Economic Forum
The Kearney Economic Forum will feature an update on the U.S. economy and monetary policy from Kansas City Fed President Esther George and a discussion on Nebraska's economy from Omaha Branch Executive Nathan Kauffman. Registration is required by March 29. 

New Omaha Branch Director Appointed

January 15, 2019 | Board of Directors
Zac Karpf, chief operative officer of Platte Valley Bank in Scottsbluff Neb., was appointed to the Omaha Branch Board of Directors effective Jan. 1. Learn more about our Boards of Directors. 

Omaha Branch Welcomes 2018-2019 Student Board of Directors

November 29, 2018 | Education
The Omaha Branch welcomed students from three local high schools for their 2018-2019 Student Board of Directors. The student board members will meet throughout the school year to learn about the Federal Reserve while also exploring workforce and college readiness. Learn more

The Omaha Branch is Hiring

September 12, 2018 | Branch News
Learn about career opportunities with the Kansas City Fed and check out our current openings at the Omaha Branch. 

Kansas City Fed Reports on Black Women-Owned Businesses

July 18, 2018 | Community Development

The Black Women Business Startups report by Omaha Branch Senior Community Development Advisor Dell Gines presents entrepreneurial characteristics, challenges, and trends for black women business owners in the U.S.

Kauffman Promoted to Vice President

June 15, 2018 | Branch News
Kansas City Fed President Esther George recently announced the promotion of Omaha Branch Executive Nathan Kauffman to vice president. In this role, he supports the Kansas City Fed's leadership in agricultural economics and provides strategic direction and management oversight for the Omaha Branch, regional research, and economic outreach in Nebraska.

View Presentations from Scottsbluff/Gering Economic Forum

May 17, 2018 | Economic Forum

The Omaha Branch hosted an Economic Forum in Scottsbluff/Gering on May 8. Senior Community Development Advisor Dell Gines shared an Economic Development Outlook and Omaha Branch Executive Nathan Kauffman provided a U.S. and Nebraska Economic Outlook

December Nebraska Economic Databook Available

December 27, 2017 | Economic Data
The Nebraska Economic Databook provides an overview of current economic indicators to help monitor trends in the state’s economy and allow comparison of past information. View the latest Nebraska Databook, as well as databooks for other states in our District

Welcome the 2017-18 Student Board of Directors

November 27, 2017 | Education
The 2017-2018 Student Board of Directors program has kicked- off throughout the Tenth District. The seven-month program offers students in Kansas City, Denver, Oklahoma City, Omaha and Albuquerque the chance to experience outings to community businesses and sessions to learn about the economy, personal finance, the central bank and professional and personal development.

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. 

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.

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. 

Upcoming Nebraska Economic Forums

Kearney Economic Forum
April 5, 2019
Speakers: Nathan Kauffman and Esther George
Register to attend by March 29

Omaha/La Vista Economic Forum
May 9, 2019
Speakers: Nathan Kauffman and Esther George
Register to attend by May 1

Presentations and information from past Nebraska Economic Forums 

Scottsbluff/Gering Economic Forum
May 8, 2018
Economic Development Update
by Dell Gines
U.S. and Nebraska Economic Outlook
by Nathan Kauffman

Lincoln Economic Forum
March 8, 2018
Speakers: Nathan Kauffman and Esther George

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

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

Scottsbluff/Gering Economic Forum
August 21, 2016
Nebraska Economic Outlook
by Nathan Kauffman
The U.S. Economic Outlook
by George Kahn

York Economic Forum
April 7, 2016
The Outlook and Monetary Policy
by Esther George
Nebraska Economic Outlook
by Nathan Kauffman

Kearney Economic Forum
November 12, 2015
U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy
by Jonathan Willis

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

Lincoln Economic Forum
March 26, 2015
Nebraska Economic Update
by Nathan Kauffman

 

 

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


Mar 28, 2019 | Agricultural Economic Update

By Nathan Kauffman

Jan 17, 2019 | Omaha Economic Update

By Nathan Kauffman

Dec 4, 2018 | Nebraska Economic Update

By Nathan Kauffman

Nov 13, 2018 | Update on Omaha's Economy

By Nathan Kauffman

Nov 9, 2018 | U.S. and Nebraska Agricultural Update

By Nathan Kauffman

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