Oklahoma City Branch News

Manufacturing Activity Edged Higher

November 16, 2018
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.

Tenth District Energy Activity Accelerates

October 12, 2018

Third quarter energy survey results revealed Tenth District energy activity accelerated. The future activity outlook remained strong. Firms reported that oil prices needed to be on average $55 per barrel for drilling to be profitable, up slightly from the past few years but well below current and expected prices.

The effect of tariffs on Oklahoma’s manufacturing sector and economy

October 09, 2018 | 3rd Quarter 2018

The third quarter issue of the Oklahoma Economist examines recent trade data in Oklahoma to see how the state’s manufacturing sector and overall economy are holding up in this environment.  

Oil and Gas Productivity Doubled in the Past Five Years--What Happens Next?

June 18, 2018 | 2nd Quarter 2018

The first quarter issue of the Oklahoma Economist looks at the data and factors behind the recent rise in U.S. oil and gas productivity and compares it to other industries that have experienced similar surges in productivity.


Nov 15, 2018 | U.S. and Oklahoma Economic Outlook

By Chad Wilkerson

Nov 14, 2018 | U.S. and Oklahoma Economic Outlook

By Chad Wilkerson

Nov 13, 2018 | U.S. and Oklahoma Economic Outlook

By Chad Wilkerson

Oct 18, 2018 | U.S. and Oklahoma Economic Outlook

By Chad Wilkerson

Aug 28, 2018 | U.S. and Oklahoma Economic Outlook

By Chad Wilkerson

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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: Jessie Blackwell, Public Affairs Specialist | jessie.blackwell@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