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September 17, 2013

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Cherokee Nation’s total estimated economic impact by county

TAHLEQUAH — Although Cherokee County has more Cherokee Nation-created jobs than any other county in the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction, two other counties see a greater impact from the tribe.

According to the report, the tribe and its business arm combined to have the greatest economic impact in Tulsa County, generating an impact of more than $355 million after accounting for indirect employment and economic impact multipliers.

With the tribe’s flagship entertainment venue, the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, just inside the Catoosa city limits, Cherokee Nation’s estimated economic impact on Rogers County in 2012 was $296 million.

Neither Cherokee Nation nor Cherokee Nation Businesses have any facilities in Ottawa or McIntosh counties. However, both do business with vendors in those counties, thus allowing the tribe to effect the economy in each of its 14 counties.

County     Employment    Income         Output

Adair      908         $33,688,641   $64,506,258

Cherokee   4,239        $154,291,800  $158,941,051

Craig     163         $4,677,310     $9,611,401

Delaware   1,178        $47,882,259   $147,937,240

Mayes    420          $13,341,686   $52,495,032

McIntosh  18          $490,717      $1,222,971

Muskogee  828         $29,901,332   $80,645,032

Nowata   134         $4,027,787     $4,356,863

Ottawa    42          $512,824      $1,804,406

Rogers    2,450       $124,339,647   $296,953,118

Sequoyah  1,046       $36,618,884   $118,956,730

Tulsa     2,446       $97,160,213    $355,185,300

Wagoner   53          $1,373,792    $4,177,914

Washington 263        $10,704,504    $35,274,578

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