“This was the first time I’ve worked with a tribe, and I have to say the partnership and cooperation with Cherokee Nation has been phenomenal. It is evident that they play a key role in attracting large industry to the area, and their contributions to our workforce development are key to our success. If it weren't for their support, and that of other regional and local partners, our investment could have landed elsewhere.”

— Jose Zarandona, operations manager for the new Sofidel plant in Inola, Okla.