GROWING THE ECONOMY WITH JOB TRAINING

Cherokee Nation opened its first-ever Tulsa Career Services office to assist businesses with filling numerous jobs coming to the Tulsa area and individuals with job training and placement. In 2014, the tribe helped more than 6,000 with career services opportunities. Through financial incentives and assistance with employee recruitment, Cherokee Nation was able to help lure a Macy’s fulfillment center to Oklahoma and more than 1,500 new jobs to the Cherokee Nation. The tribe is also fulfilling a federal Jobs-Driven Nation Emergency Grant and offering employment training to area residents.

“I have 12-plus years in print graphics, but I wanted to make the move to web graphics,” said Tulsa resident Angela Soldier. “Working with Cherokee Nation Career Services was a good experience, and now I feel like I’m heading in the right direction in my career.”


Direct
Output
Employment
Income
CN Direct Contribution
$190,608,946
239
$24,593,947
CN Vendor Purchases
$122,327,054
 
 
Indirect
 
 
 
CN Vendor Response
$86,017,122
1,568
$78,308,414
Induced
 
 
 
CN/Vendor Employee Spending
$61,880,130
486
$20,189,158

TOTAL

$460,833,252
2,293
$123,091,519
The economy of Tulsa County benefits both from a strong local Cherokee Nation Businesses presence and from a large collection of local vendors that support Cherokee Nation operations in northeastern Oklahoma. Total economic impacts in Tulsa County generate nearly $461 million in local production while supporting 2,293 jobs and more than $123 million in labor income.

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