In 2014, more than 120 new Cherokee-owned businesses registered with the Cherokee Nation Tribal Employment Rights Office. TERO assists Cherokee- and Native-owned businesses wanting to provide goods or services to the Cherokee Nation. This support often builds a company’s capacity for future work and drives companies to become successful.
“TERO has been really good for us,” said Red Crawford, co-owner of Salina based Green Country Steel. “In the beginning, we never took jobs larger than $250,000 because of bonding requirements. Since working with Cherokee Nation, we’ve worked on big jobs and projects like the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. It feels good to be appreciated for the work you do.”