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

Omaha Branch hosts Economic Forum in Kearney

The Kearney Economic Forum included an update on the economy and monetary policy.

Tenth District Beige Book

Read about economic conditions in the Tenth District.

Omaha Branch Hosts Nebraska State Econ Challenge

Nebraska high school students compete in state Econ Challenge competition.

Nebraska Economist

Population Growth Needed to Address Labor Scarcity

Labor scarcity has been an increasingly important issue in Nebraska for several years, but particularly in the wake of the...

Workforce Imbalances Remain Important to U.S. Economic Outlook

Labor market conditions are important to the balance of supply and demand in the economy and can influence the path of...

Nebraska Economist

Labor Scarcity Remains Key for Nebraska’s Economy in 2023

A shortage of labor in the state has constrained business activity and inflation has been an ongoing challenge.

Board of Directors

New Omaha Branch Directors Announced

The Kansas City Fed announced director election results and appointments for its headquarters and Branch Boards of Directors.

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.

About the Omaha Branch

Omaha Branch

Omaha Branch Executive Nate 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.

Omaha Branch

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.

Omaha Branch

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

The Kansas City Fed hosts Economic Forums to share relevant insights on the economy and learn firsthand about local economic issues. The program includes a discussion...


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