CREATING JOBS TO SUPPORT CHEROKEE FAMILIES

Cherokee Nation is building an $80 million entertainment destination in Roland. Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland is bringing hundreds of new jobs and more entertainment, dining and hotel options to Sequoyah County. Along with the significant impact of its opening, the project is giving construction companies plenty of work.

“The satisfaction of working for and with our people is awesome. You couldn’t ask for more,” said Brian Cooper, owner of the TERO-certified Cooper Construction and project director of Cooper Flintco. “It’s like working with family. About 90 percent of my work is through the Nation. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for the Cherokee Nation.”


Direct
Output
Employment
Income
CN Direct Contribution
$88,563,229
621
$28,915,497
CN Vendor Purchases
$11,902,333
 
 
Indirect
 
 
 
CN Vendor Response
$4,383,751
289
$4,821,638
Induced
 
 
 
CN/Vendor Employee Spending
$12,409,719
129
$3,660,614

TOTAL

$117,259,031
1,039
$37,397,749
Sequoyah County enjoys a significant Cherokee Nation Businesses presence that, when combined with Cherokee Nation vendor purchases and local employee spending, sets in motion sizeable economic multiplier effects. The combined influence of Cherokee operations in Sequoyah County generates more than $117 million in local production while supporting 1,039 jobs and $37.4 million in local labor income payments.

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