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 in the state of Oklahoma. The Nation brings jobs and revenue into the state, improving the standard of living for its citizens and for many non-native Oklahomans. Philanthropic efforts, cultural tourism and some of the many programs and services provided by the Chickasaw Nation add benefits to our communities that all Oklahomans can enjoy. The Native American tribes are extremely important to the state's economy.


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Economic Contributions of Chickasaws

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Chickasaw Nation as Role Model

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Positioned Well for Growth

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Community Sponsorships

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The Chickasaw Nation is proud to sponsor local enterprises like the Oklahoma City Thunder and the University of Oklahoma.

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.