Cherokee Nation Businesses was established on June 16, 2004. CNB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cherokee Nation. CNB is the company that develops and manages the Cherokee Nation's diverse group of businesses, including many small businesses that are 8(a), HUBZone and MBE certified. CNB generates revenue for the Cherokee Nation, forms beneficial partnerships with local communities and develops long-term strategies for workforce and economic development.
With 11,000 employees, Cherokee Nation and its businesses make an economic impact of more than $1.55 billion annually.
Sixty-five percent of this money is invested in Cherokee businesses for creating jobs in high growth, high potential industries, training and educating Cherokee citizens to fill jobs, and promote self-sufficiency.
Thirty-five percent is invested in Cherokee programs and services including education, housing programs, health services and social services.
Cherokee people share the vision to achieve and maintain an enriching, cultural identity, economic self-reliance and a strong tribal government. With the help of its small business portfolio, Cherokee Nation is enriching lives, families and Oklahoma communities.