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Cherokee Nation Businesses

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Cherokee Nation Businesses is the economic engine of the Cherokee Nation, the largest Indian Nation in the United States. Cherokee Nation and its businesses employ 11,000 people. CNB owns companies in the gaming, hospitality, information technology, health care, personnel services, distribution, manufacturing, telecommunications, environmental services and security and defense industries.

The mission of Cherokee Nation Businesses is to grow the economy of Cherokee Nation through diversification and create jobs for Cherokee citizens in Oklahoma and other states. All of CNB’s profits are either reinvested into job creation or social services for tribal citizens. CNB and its subsidiaries posted $925 million in revenue last year.

CNB's portfolio of companies offers its partners and clients all the advantages of a tribal-owned, 8(a), SBA- and HUBZone-certified firm. The unlimited opportunities for sole sourcing make it the minority supplier of choice.

Federal agencies are able to initiate work with 8(a) firms through established contract vehicles instead of traditional open-market methods, saving time and money. As sole-source providers, CNB companies are able to offer faster delivery times and best-value pricing to help improve bottom-line results.

The straightforward acquisition process is efficient, and contracts are awarded in days, not weeks or months. A streamlined procurement process keeps administration costs to a minimum. And the tribal-owned status of CNB’s companies renders them exempt from the competitive $4 million threshold, as stated in 13 CFR 124 and FAR 19.805-1.

From construction services and health care to defense services and technology, CNB’s companies bring strong financial backing, demonstrated performance and an experienced management team to help clients meet today’s challenges and build healthy businesses for the future.

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Cherokee Nation Businesses offers a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet the health care, financial and security needs of you and your family.

Benefits offered:

  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Dental Coverage
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Group Life
  • Flexible Spending Plans
  • Funeral Leave (Bereavement)
  • Group Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Group Long Term Disability
  • Holidays
  • Medical Coverage
  • Paid Time Off
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Life Insurance


Cherokee Nation is the largest tribal government in the United States with more than 330,000 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 and its businesses make an annual economic impact in northeast Oklahoma of $1.55 billion. Sixty-five percent of this money is invested in Cherokee businesses for creating jobs in high growth, high potential industries, training and educating Cherokee citizens to fill jobs and promote self-sufficiency.

Thirty-five percent is invested in Cherokee programs and services including education, housing and health. 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.

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Cherokee Nation Businesses
777 West Cherokee St.
Catoosa, OK 74015