Omaha Branch News

Register now for June 27 Economic Forum in Broken Bow

May 24, 2017
Economic Forum On June 27, the Omaha Branch will hold an Economic Forum in Broken Bow in collaboration with the Central Nebraska Economic Development District and the Custer County Economic Development Corporation. The event will feature an update on Nebraska's economy and a national economic outlook. There is not cost to attend but registration is required. Click here for more information and to register.

Omaha Branch Plans for Job Growth

April 04, 2017
Announcement As part of a multi-year plan, the Omaha Branch will expand its workforce to provide additional support for financial services. When complete, around 90 new jobs will be located at the Branch. 

Momentum in Nebraska’s Economy

March 31, 2017
Nebraska Economist Nebraska’s economy maintained momentum in 2016 as statewide indicators generally continued to show improvement.

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. 

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
Additional information and registration

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

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