SUPPORTING PUBLIC SAFETY TO PROTECT FAMILIES

Cherokee Nation makes an annual contribution to fire departments within the tribe’s jurisdiction. Last year, $451,000 was contributed to rural and city fire departments to help them protect citizens’ homes and families. Departments use the funding to buy equipment, pay for training and support operations.

“It’s great what Cherokee Nation does for the fire departments around here,” said Phillip Nicholson, chief of the Texanna Fire Department, near Lake Eufaula. “Without Cherokee Nation, some of the fire departments in our area probably would not be able to do their job. They give us funding for equipment, but it provides for the whole community. Everybody benefits from Cherokee Nation’s support.”


Direct
Output
Employment
Income
CN Direct Contribution
--
--
--
CN Vendor Purchases
$720,132
 
 
Indirect
 
 
 
CN Vendor Response
$256,822
15
$400,248
Induced
 
 
 
CN/Vendor Employee Spending
$205,641
2
$62,935

TOTAL

$1,182,595
17
$463,183
McIntosh County enjoys a relatively small Cherokee Nation presence in comparison to regional economies. Cherokee Nation operations purchase $720,000 from local vendors while sending just more than $200,000 to McIntosh County in the form of payments to employees who live and spend in the county. In total, McIntosh economic impacts total $1.1 million in local production, 17 local jobs and $463,000 in local labor income payments.

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