Omaha Branch News

Diverging Economic Growth in Nebraska

June 29, 2016
Nebraska Economist Economic growth in Nebraska has become increasingly unbalanced. At first glance, the state’s economy appears solid, with a low unemployment rate, steady increases in wages and strengthening real estate markets. A closer look, however, reveals some industries are growing while others are less robust. 

May Economic Databooks now available

May 27, 2016
The Nebraska Economic Databook provides a summary of regional economy indicators for the state, including employment; personal income; home prices; and manufacturing activity. The Kansas City Fed produces a databook for each of the District's seven states

Farm Debt Accumulating

May 12, 2016
Ag Credit Further increases in farm debt pointed to growing concerns about the Tenth District's agricultural economy. For Nebraska, 66 percent of bankers surveyed indicated that loan demand increased in the first quarter, and almost all bankers in the state reported a decline in farm income from a year ago. 

York Economic Forum Highlights the Economy and Monetary Policy

April 07, 2016
Economic Forum The Omaha Branch hosted an Economic Forum in York with approximately 170 business, banking and community leaders in attendance. Omaha Branch Executive Nathan Kauffman provided an update on the Nebraska economy, and Kansas City Fed President Esther George spoke on the outlook and monetary policy

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 not cost to attend, but registration is required. 

Presentations from Nebraska Economic Forums 

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

Nebraska Economic Outlook
by Nathan Kauffman
April 7, 2016

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. 

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Speeches


Jul 7, 2016 | Agriculture's Business Climate

By Nathan Kauffman

Jun 27, 2016 | Economic and Agricultural Outlook

By Nathan Kauffman

Apr 7, 2016 | Nebraska Economic Outlook

By Nathan Kauffman