ENCOURAGING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

The city of Hulbert received a $25,000 contribution from the Cherokee Nation to build a new splash pad in its city park. The tribe made similar donations to Pryor, Warner, Stilwell and Tahlequah. This is an effort to create environments where children have access to healthy outdoor activities.

“What we’re doing in Hulbert, we couldn’t do without Cherokee Nation,” said Shirley Teague, mayor of Hulbert. “We got another grant from the tribe about a year ago, and those two contributions made it possible for us to start on a splash pad for our park. If not for that, the little bit we bring in on sales tax would not be enough. Our community has a very limited number of things for our kids to do during the summer. I think this will give them something to do.”


Direct
Output
Employment
Income
CN Direct Contribution
$81,957,170
3,575
$148,469,686
CN Vendor Purchases
$68,849,997
 
 
Indirect
 
 
 
CN Vendor Response
$23,733,306
1,246
$29,298,820
Induced
 
 
 
CN/Vendor Employee Spending
$49,886,298
532
$14,599,024

TOTAL

$224,426,771
5,353
$192,367,530
Cherokee County enjoys both a significant CN and CNB operational presence as the Nation’s home county. Total economic impacts exceed $224 million in county-produced goods and services, supporting 5,353 local jobs and more than $192 million in local labor income payments. The economic benefits are likely experienced broadly through the economy as CN and CNB operations combine to demand more than $68 million from local vendors, setting in motion economic impacts in the county that support an additional 1,246 jobs.

Note that in all economic impact tables, column values may not total due to rounding.