Omaha Branch

The Omaha Branch is Nebraska’s connection to the nation’s central bank through our relationships with businesses and communities across the state who have insight into local economic conditions and concerns. 

Latest Information and Resources

Tenth District Beige Book

Read about economic conditions in the Tenth District.

Nebraska Economist

Pandemic Widens Gap in Nebraska Labor Markets

Much of Nebraska’s economy has recovered from the pandemic, but the pandemic also exacerbated a gap in job growth.

Omaha Branch Partners to Host Nebraska Econ Challenge State Finals

Nebraska high school students faced a series of challenges during the finals at the Omaha Branch.

Nebraska Home Prices Surging Amid Strong Demand and Limited Supply

Home prices in Nebraska have surged to all-time highs over the past two years.

Nebraska's Economy Through the Pandemic

Nebraska's economy is positioned to grow, but potential headwinds remain. View charts related to the 'Nebraska today' infographic.

Board of Directors

Kansas City Fed leaders and Omaha Branch Directors visit Winnebago, Nebraska.

Bank President Esther George, Branch Executive Nate Kauffman and Omaha Branch Directors learned firsthand about the local economy.

About the Omaha Branch

Omaha Branch

Omaha Branch Executive Nathan Kauffman

Nate Kauffman is the Kansas City Fed's lead officer in Nebraska and the Bank's principal expert on the agricultural economy.

Board of Directors

Omaha Branch Board of Directors

Our seven-member Omaha Branch Board of Directors represent a range of industries across the state, and Nebraskans also serve on the Kansas City Board of Directors.

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Omaha Branch History

The Omaha Branch opened on Sept. 4, 1917, as the first branch office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Learn more about our history.

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Money Blomes Sculpture

The artwork represents the concept of "green and growing."


Research and Resources

Nebraska Economist

Nebraska Economist

The Nebraska Economist is a quarterly publication that provides economic information and insights on the state's economy.

Economic Forums

Nebraska Economic Forums

Economic Forums are an opportunity for the Kansas City Fed to share insights on the economy and learn about local economic issues in our region. They include...


Ag and the Economy

The Kansas City Fed is a leader on topics related to the ag economy. Our work provides insights on agricultural and rural economies for our region and nationally.


TEN Magazine

TEN is a publication that highlights the Kansas City Fed's research and practices through the experiences of everyday people from the region.


The Omaha Branch works to understand the region’s economy and serve as a resource to Nebraska businesses and communities.

We support the Federal Reserve’s roles in:

  • Monetary policy, including reporting on local and state-wide economic conditions
  • Bank supervision and regulation of Nebraska financial institutions
  • Financial services including work for the U.S. Treasury

Learn more about the work of the Omaha Branch