A decade of progress is a team effort. Cherokee Nation Businesses generated $728 million in the past ten years for its sole shareholder, Cherokee Nation. This revenue was invested in health care, education, infrastructure, cultural and community programs for Cherokee Nation tribal citizens. Through a commitment to Responsible Hospitality, Cherokee Nation and its businesses navigated the COVID-19 pandemic by protecting thousands of jobs and supporting public health.
Cherokee Nation Businesses is committed to changing the Oklahoma community through economic growth, health care and other services. We’ll continue our record-breaking efforts to reinvest our profits in services and facilities that make Oklahoma a great place to live and raise a family.
Where the Casino Money Goes
When money is reinvested in Cherokee Nation, jobs are created. Jobs stabilize communities and encourage growth. Flourishing communities allow our culture and language to be preserved and passed on to new generations. This is where the casino money goes.
While our priority is investing profits back into our tribe and community, CNB understands the difference that volunteer efforts can make. That’s why we take every opportunity to volunteer to make Oklahoma a better place. This includes making contributions and putting in thousands of hours each year at events like blood drives, community parades, and more.
Founded With Purpose
Cherokee Nation is one of the largest Native American tribal governments with nearly 400,000 citizens. To maintain self-reliance and economic stability, Cherokee Nation creates meaningful jobs and develops a vibrant hub of industry and commerce in Oklahoma. Cherokee Nation and its businesses make an annual economic impact in northeast Oklahoma of $2.16 billion.
At Cherokee Nation Businesses, 63% of profits are invested in businesses that create jobs in high-growth, high-potential industries — employing Cherokee Nation citizens and promoting self-sufficiency. 37% is invested in Cherokee programs and services including health care, education, infrastructure and cultural programs.