Oklahoma City Branch News
First quarter energy survey results revealed Tenth District energy activity was flat, but the outlook for future activity rose moderately. Firms reported that oil prices needed to be on average $52 per barrel for drilling to be profitable, down slightly from six months ago and below both current and expected prices.
This edition of the Oklahoma Economist examines the recent “brain drain” from Oklahoma and compares it with past net outflows of college graduates from the state and recent experiences of nearby states. While the data show some concerning trends for Oklahoma, there also may be some silver linings.
Staff at the Kansas City Fed's Oklahoma City Branch:
- Provide insights and analysis on Oklahoma’s economy.
- Lead energy research and business surveys for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
- Work with Oklahoma educators, students and the public to promote economic and financial education to increase understanding of the Federal Reserve.
- Support community economic growth through research and resources for bankers, economic developers, non-profits and small business owners.
- Partner with Oklahoma Council on Economic Education and the Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition to provide programs focused on economic education and personal finance for students, educators and the low- and moderate-income community.
- Meet with and speak to community and business organizations about economic conditions in the state and gather information and insights about diverse perspectives on the economy.
- Promote a safe, stable and competitive banking system through the supervision and regulation of financial institutions.
Public Affairs and Media Relations: Pam Campbell, Public Affairs Director | email@example.com
Economic and Financial Education: Leslie Baker, Public Affairs Specialist | firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Development: Steven Shepelwich, Senior Community Development Advisor | email@example.com
Speech Requests: www.kansascityfed.org/research/speeches/speakerrequestform.cfm