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

Nebraska Economist

Nebraska’s Economy Outperforms through Crisis and Recession

Throughout the crisis and recession, Nebraska’s economy has outperformed that of many other states and the nation as a whole.

Economic Education

Evening with the Fed explores ag economy; effects of COVID-19

Omaha Branch Executive Nate Kauffman shared an update on the ag economy during the seminar for educators.

Ag Speech

Omaha Branch Executive Nate Kauffman shares update on agricultural credit conditions

Kauffman provided a look at trends and issues affecting ag lending and credit conditions at the USDA's Agricultural Outlook Forum.

Regional Databooks

View the Nebraska Economic Databook for a summary of current economic conditions

Nebraska ended the fourth quarter of 2020 with an unemployment rate of 3 percent, the lowest in the nation.

Ten

New Omaha Branch display recognizes role of Omaha Branch, directors

A new display area in the lobby of the Omaha Branch honors those who have served the region.

Board of Directors

Omaha Branch welcomes new director

Carmen Tapio, owner, president and chief executive officer, North End Teleservices, LLC, was appointed to the Omaha Branch Board

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.

   
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

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...

   
Agriculture

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

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