PROVIDING INFRASTRUCTURE TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE

Cherokee Nation and its businesses partnered with the town of West Siloam Springs to upgrade its public works infrastructure. The $2.2 million partnership brought the Delaware County town a new water storage tank, a new pump station and updated waterlines. The project is an effort to provide better service to the town’s residents and businesses.

“When we would go out to try to recruit businesses to our town, we couldn’t get them to locate here because of needed water infrastructure improvements,” said Elaine Carr, mayor of West Siloam Springs. “The water system improvements Cherokee Nation made are going to help our town grow. Cherokee Nation is a wonderful partner to our city of West Siloam Springs.”


Direct
Output
Employment
Income
CN Direct Contribution
$130,648,290
944
$41,233,877
CN Vendor Purchases
$13,596,397
 
 
Indirect
 
 
 
CN Vendor Response
$4,470,800
170
$5,911,032
Induced
 
 
 
CN/Vendor Employee Spending
$9,304,551
90
$2,804,330

TOTAL

$158,020,038
1,204
$49,949,239
Delaware County enjoys a significant economic impact from Cherokee Nation operations on nearly all fronts. Cherokee operations directly account for more than $130 million in Delaware County production while purchasing another $13.5 million from local vendors. Additionally, more than $9 million is injected into the economy by households spending a portion of their Cherokee Nation income in the county. From all sources, total economic impacts exceed $158 million, supporting 1,204 jobs and nearly $50 million in labor income.

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