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​With more than 11,000 employees, Cherokee Nation and its businesses make an annual economic impact in northeast Oklahoma of $2.03 billion.

They are making a significant contribution - to the health and happiness of Cherokee citizens, the preservation of Cherokee culture, and the greater good of the local economy through programs and accomplishments, such as:
• Investing nearly $100 million to build new and renovate existing Cherokee Nation health care facilities to provide the best care possible for tribal citizens.
• Creating more than 8,700 new jobs since 2000 and managing an annual payroll of more than $426 million.

• Operating the largest tribal health system in the United States, including a 58-bed hospital, eight outpatient facilities with medical, dental, vision and other health care services.

• Supporting Head Start, early childhood classrooms, Sequoyah Schools for grades 7-12 and Cherokee language revitalization programs.

• Providing thousands of higher education scholarships in the past decade.

• Providing more than $5 million annually to Oklahoma schools from car tag sales.

• Feeding more than 127,000 individuals annually through the Cherokee Nation Food Distribution Program.

• Building roads, bridges and water lines that benefit all Oklahomans.