OFFERING WELL-PAYING JOBS IN RURAL OKLAHOMA

The tribe’s entertainment and hospitality business opened a new $10 million casino in South Coffeyville. The 17,000-square-foot casino features 300 electronic games and dining. It created more than 135 new jobs in Nowata County.

“I’m grateful for this job,” said Billie Henderson, a customer service representative at Cherokee Casino South Coffeyville, which opened in January 2015. “The experience I am getting is going to help me tremendously as I work to reach my career goals. The customers are great, and everyone I work with is friendly and helpful.”


Direct
Output
Employment
Income
CN Direct Contribution
$1,877,567
104
$5,535,782
CN Vendor Purchases
$1,537,653
 
 
Indirect
 
 
 
CN Vendor Response
$454,215
42
$767,292
Induced
 
 
 
CN/Vendor Employee Spending
$686,584
7
$183,983

TOTAL

$4,556,019
154
$6,487,058
Nowata County impacts are driven by a Cherokee Nation presence directly employing 87 people while purchasing $1.5 million in goods and services from local vendors. Cherokee operations in the county set in motion economic activity totaling $4.5 million in local production while supporting 154 jobs and providing $6.5 million in local income payments.

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