ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROVIDING CAREERS

Cherokee Nation and its businesses employ thousands of people. CNB owns companies in the gaming, hospitality, information technology, personnel services, distribution, manufacturing, telecommunications, environmental services, and security and defense industries. Its economic footprint spans northeast Oklahoma and often attracts the best talent because of its pay, health plans and retirement packages. Many of its workers commute from rural communities.

“I’ve been with Cherokee Nation Entertainment for a little more than three years,” said Byron Long, employee from Ottawa County. “I had the opportunity to take the next step in my career and also work for and represent my tribe. Employees, like myself, commute from all over the state to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa because they love working here. This company is filled with so much experience to learn from. If you want to put in the time and effort, it is limitless to where you can go within this company.”


Direct
Output
Employment
Income
CN Direct Contribution
--
--
--
CN Vendor Purchases
$1,296,731
 
 
Indirect
 
 
 
CN Vendor Response
$383,333
50
$386,167
Induced
 
 
 
CN/Vendor Employee Spending
$312,193
3
$93,737

TOTAL

$1,992,257
53
$479,904
In spite of not having a direct Cherokee Nation or Cherokee Nation Businesses operations in the county, Ottawa County enjoys economic benefits from local vendor purchases and local spending from employees who work in other counties but reside in Ottawa County. In total, economic impacts total nearly $2 million in output, 53 jobs and $480,000 in local income.

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