SEQUOYAH COUNTY

Cherokee Nation activities accounted for $119 million in total economic impact in Sequoyah County in 2012, ranking it fifth in economic contribution from the Cherokee Nation. CNB led the way with $92,485,512 in total output of goods and services, while CN activities led to $26,471,218. Both CN and CNB were significant contributors to county employment, as 1,046 jobs paying nearly $37 million in income to local workers directly and indirectly resulted from tribal activities within the county.

“Without businesses and jobs from the Cherokee Nation in our rural communities, we’d have to move away from our families and homes to have a good career. We are fortunate to have the Cherokee Nation offering career opportunities in our home communities.”

Chad McReyn0lds, operations manager for Cherokee Casino Sallisaw
Direct Output Employment Income
CN Direct Contribution $6,248,885 176 $6,237,321
CN Vendor Purchases $11,791,148    
Indirect      
CN Vendor Response $4,489,751 286 $5,014,836
Induced      
CN/Vendor Employee Spending $3,941,434 47 $1,334,691

TOTAL

$26,471,218 510 $12,586,848
Direct Output Employment Income
CNB Direct Contribution $84,618,637 439 $21,282,977
CNB Vendor Purchases $609,695    
Indirect      
CNB Vendor Response $197,978 12 $358,596
Induced      
CNB/Vendor Employee Spending $7,059,203 85 $2,390,464

TOTAL

$92,485,512 536 $24,032,036
GRAND TOTAL
$118,956,730 1,046 $36,618,884

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