IMPROVING ROADS TO ENSURE CITIZENS ARE SAFE

Cherokee Nation recently assisted Rogers County in repairing a 5-mile road and with the reconstruction of a bridge on a busy thoroughfare. In 2014, the tribe completed 28 road and bridge projects throughout the Cherokee Nation. The projects, totaling more than $13 million in federal and tribal funding, resulted in more than 64 miles of road and bridge improvements.

“We are very proud of the partnership with Cherokee Nation,” said Dan DeLozier, Rogers County commissioner for District 1. “Without the tribe, it would take us a lot longer to get road and bridge projects done. Because of their help, we can stretch our funding a little further to do more for our community.”


Direct
Output
Employment
Income
CN Direct Contribution
$266,827,683
2,137
$110,163,454
CN Vendor Purchases
$18,279,438
 
 
Indirect
 
 
 
CN Vendor Response
$7,382,776
310
$8,945,952
Induced
 
 
 
CN/Vendor Employee Spending
$15,625,285
146
$4,841,047

TOTAL

$308,115,182
2,593
$123,950,453
Cherokee Nation economic impacts in Rogers County are primarily the result of a significant Cherokee Nation Businesses presence and significant spending in the local economy as Cherokee Nation employees live and spend in the local economy. Additionally, Cherokee Nation government operations contribute an additional $21.6 million in direct operations and local vendor purchases. Total economic impacts in Rogers County are $308 million in local production, support for 2,592 jobs and nearly $124 million in local labor payments.

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