Oklahoma City Branch News

Tenth District Energy Activity Expands Slightly

July 12, 2019 | Energy Survey
Second quarter energy survey results revealed Tenth District energy activity expanded slightly, while expectations for future activity declined.

Tenth District Services Activity Slowed to Roughly Flat Levels

June 28, 2019 | Services
The survey provides information on several indicators of activity including sales, revenue, employment and capital spending, while identifying changes in prices of input materials and selling prices. Survey participants represent a variety of industries, including retail and wholesale trade, automobile dealers, transportation, information, high-tech and professional services, real estate, education, restaurants, health services, tourism and other services firms.

Manufacturing Activity Flat

June 27, 2019 | Manufacturing Survey
The survey monitors manufacturing plants selected according to geographic distribution, industry mix and size. Survey results reveal changes in several indicators of manufacturing activity, including production and shipments, and identify changes in prices of raw materials and finished products.

A Closer Look at Oklahoma’s Recent “Brain Drain”

June 07, 2019 | 2nd Quarter 2019

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.


Aug 13, 2019 | U.S. and Kansas Economic Outlook

By Chad Wilkerson

Aug 13, 2019 | U.S. and Oklahoma Economic Outlook

By Chad Wilkerson

Aug 13, 2019 | U.S. and Oklahoma Economic Outlook

By Chad Wilkerson

Apr 18, 2019 | U.S. and Kansas Economic Outlook

By Chad Wilkerson

Feb 7, 2019 | U.S. and Oklahoma Economic Outlook

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Oklahoma City Branch Board of Directors

The Oklahoma City Branch has a Board of Directors that provides insight on local economic conditions and advises and counsels the Branch executive. To learn more, watch The Role of the Reserve Bank Director.

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.

View the Oklahoma City Branch fact sheet

Branch Contacts

Public Affairs and Media Relations: Pam Campbell, Public Affairs Director | pam.campbell@kc.frb.org

Economic and Financial Education: Leslie Baker, Public Affairs Specialist | leslie.baker@kc.frb.org

Community Development: Steven Shepelwich, Senior Community Development Advisor | steven.shepelwich@kc.frb.org

Speech Requests: www.kansascityfed.org/research/speeches/speakerrequestform.cfm