Hard Rock Tulsa is owned by the Cherokee Nation.
Published November 18, 2019
Tribe provides substantial economic opportunities to northeast Oklahoma
TULSA, Okla. — Cherokee Nation will share the findings of the tribe’s most recent economic impact study during a forum luncheon at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
A team of Oklahoma City-based economists at the Economic Impact Group conducted the study. Dr. Russell Evans, principal of the Economic Impact Group and associate professor of economics at Oklahoma City University, will present his team’s findings at the forum.
The study evaluates the economic impact of Cherokee Nation and its businesses throughout northeast Oklahoma, which makes up the tribe’s jurisdictional boundaries. A similar study in 2016 found the Cherokee Nation had an economic impact on northeast Oklahoma of $2.03 billion.
The tribe and its businesses continue to expand the economic opportunities and advantages they bring to Oklahoma through employment, labor income, and local production of goods and services. Several state, county and local officials are expected to join tribal leaders and Cherokee Nation Businesses executives for the luncheon held at the tribe’s entertainment flagship property.
Cherokee Nation, the largest sovereign tribal government in the U.S., provides an array of services, including health care, career services, human services, education and housing. The tribe also makes significant investments in roads, bridges, transportation, housing, public water and sanitation systems.
Cherokee Nation Businesses, the tribe’s governmental revenue entity, has a diverse business portfolio. CNB owns companies in the consulting, health sciences, gaming and hospitality, real estate, technology, distribution and logistics, engineering, manufacturing, construction and environmental services industries.
Cherokee Nation and its businesses employ more than 11,000 people.
WHAT: Cherokee Nation is sharing the findings of the tribe’s most recent economic impact study
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
777 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa, OK 74015
Sequoyah Ballroom – Conference Center
WHO: Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Cherokee Nation Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner
Council of the Cherokee Nation
Chuck Garrett, chief executive officer of Cherokee Nation Businesses
G.T. Bynum, mayor of Tulsa
Dr. Russell Evans, principal of the Economic Impact Group and associate professor economics at Oklahoma City University
Sean Kouplen, secretary of commerce and workforce development for the state of Oklahoma