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Tribes had nearly $13 billion impact on the state in 2017, study finds

Tribes had nearly $13 billion impact on the state in 2017, study finds

Tulsa World
By Barbara Hoberock
Jul 19, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY — Tribes had a nearly $13 billion impact on the state in 2017, according to a study released Thursday.

The study was done by Kyle Dean, director for the Center for Native American and Urban Studies at Oklahoma City University, at the request of the Oklahoma Tribal Finance Consortium.

The findings were released during a press conference at the Oklahoma History Center.

“The study reinforces what we already know,” said Lisa Johnson Billy, Oklahoma secretary of Native American affairs. “Tribes have made significant economic contributions to the prosperity for all Oklahomans.”

The information comes as Gov. Kevin Stitt has asked tribes to renegotiate their gaming compacts... FULL ARTICLE

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