The Cherokee Nation continues to be an impressive economic engine that drives growth in Oklahoma. Because of our business success, we are a proud partner of the state by improving roads, schools, health care, education and infrastructure that benefit all Oklahomans, not just Cherokee citizens.
In the past year, the Cherokee Nation has had a $1.3 billion economic impact on our state. We proudly reinvest our profits in the services and facilities that make Oklahoma a great place to live and raise a family. Oklahoma is our home, and we are proud to be a partner in its success.
Adair County continues to enjoy a strong Cherokee Nation presence anchoredby Cherokee Nation Industries and Cherokee Nation government operations.
As the namesake county, Cherokee County enjoys significant economic contributions both from government and business operations.
Craig County benefits from a direct Cherokee Nation government presence as well as significant vendor purchases (nearly $3.5 million) and local spending impacts.
Delaware County enjoys a significant Cherokee Nation Businesses presence that alone generates $125 million in county output, employing 778 local workers and paying $33.7 million in local income payments.
Mayes County benefits both from direct operations and vendor purchases originating from outside the county. Combined Cherokee Nation government and Cherokee Nation Businesses activities demand $11.8 million in county output from Mayes County vendors.
The Cherokee Nation does not specifically operate facilities within McIntosh County, but Cherokee operations in surrounding counties still led to more than $1.2 million in McIntosh County goods and services production, as Cherokee citizens and vendors spent money within the local economy.
Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Nation Businesses both had a significant economic footprint in Muskogee County in 2012.
Even though Nowata County ranked only 11th in impact, the Cherokee Nation was still responsible for nearly $4.4 million in economic activity in 2012.
While the Cherokee Nation did not operate facilities in Ottawa County in 2012, payments to vendors and employees who resided within the county still led to $1.8 million in economic activity.
Rogers County ranked second only to Tulsa County in Cherokee-related economic activity in 2012.
Cherokee Nation activities accounted for $119 million in total economic impact in Sequoyah County in 2012, ranking it fifth in economic contribution from the Cherokee Nation.
Cherokee Nation and CNB’s combined ecomonic output was the highest in Tulsa County in 2012.
Wagoner County impacts were derived from vendor purchases and employee spending in 2012.