Master of Jurisprudence in Indian Law - University of Tulsa College of Law   712.224.5420

Study reports growth in Osage Nation's economy

The Osage Nation of Oklahoma is seeing major growth in its economy, according to a tribal-commissioned study.

The tribe has gone from 200 employees in 2002 to 1,500 this year. Business revenues are up and mineral production is increasing.

"The message I think this report sends is that the perception people had about the Osage Nation is going to be shattered," Chief Jim Gray told The Tulsa World. "Oklahoma people haven't really had a chance to see what happens when a tribe is allowed to flourish."

The tribe reported $222 million in gross revenue in 2007, over half of which came from commercial ventures. Gray said the tribe will be diversifying.

Get the Story:
Osage see economic growth (The Tulsa World 5/29)
New report charts Osage Nation economic growth (The Journal Record 5/29)