The Cherokee Nation is the largest tribal government in the United States with more than 300,000 citizens. To maintain self-reliance and economic stability, the Cherokee Nation strives to create meaningful jobs and develop a vibrant hub of industry and commerce in Oklahoma.
Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB) develops and manages the Cherokee Nation's diverse group of businesses, including many small 8(a), HUBZone, and MBE certified businesses. CNB generates revenue for the Cherokee Nation, forms beneficial partnerships with local communities and develops long-term strategies for workforce and economic development.
With more than 8,500 employees, the Cherokee Nation and its businesses make an economic impact of more than $1.3 billion annually.
Seventy percent of this money is invested in Cherokee businesses to create jobs in high growth, high potential industries, training and educating Cherokee citizens to fill jobs, and promote self-sufficiency. Thirty 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, the Cherokee Nation is enriching lives, families and Oklahoma communities.