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The Chickasaw Nation is making significant contributions to the Oklahoma economy — and this revitalized Indian Nation continues to introduce new and diverse economic ventures each year — stimulating economic growth, creating new jobs and supplementing our Nation's program funding.

Economic Contributions of Chickasaws

William Paul

Though there is recognition in the Oklahoma state seal of the contribution of the Chickasaws, it has only been in the past few decades that the economic contributions of the tribe have really been recognized. The Chickasaws, Paul argues, have become an example for other tribes.

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The Strong Identity of Chickasaw Nation

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Chickasaw Nation as Role Model

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Support of the Chickasaw Nation

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Chickasaw Travel Stops

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Bill Lance, Secretary of Commerce, says that even during an economic downturn, the Chickasaw Travel Stops (CTS) have continued to excel.

The Chickasaw Nation Creating Jobs

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Tim Elliott, Principal at Redland Childers Architects, explains how the Chickasaw Nation provides economic development through job creation.

The Chickasaw Nation: Partners in Oklahoma's Economy

The Chickasaw Nation
The Chickasaw Nation employs more than 10,000 people and its total economic impact is $2.4 billion dollars in the state of Oklahoma.

Chickasaw Nation License Plates

Christy Dean, Cash Management Manager
In 2015, the Chickasaw Nation released a special series of Chickasaw license plates to its citizens.