March 31, 2021

Tribes’ economic impact increases as COVID relief anticipated

Author: KAITLYN DEGGS Gaylord News

The economic impact of the tribes in Oklahoma has increased substantially during the past few years, and funds from the American Rescue Plan are only going to continue this trend.
The Oklahoma Native Impact study, authored by Kyle Dean, director of the Center for Native American and Urban Studies at Oklahoma City University, said the expansion of tribal influence has led to improvements across the state.
“(Significant growth) over this time frame has allowed tribes to spend more dollars on other