Skip to main content

This pilot program as two “regions” in Oklahoma. A three county region (Sandstone Hills) and a five county region (Crossing Borders). Each region has a similar, but unique to that region, set of documents.

 

The Economic overview of the region snapshot provides an economic profile for the retail, entertainment, accommodations and tourism sector businesses in the region.  The community developed document highlighting perceived strengths, challenges and opportunities for the region.

 

  • Public Forum Presentation- January 31, 2019
  • Crossing Borders: Strengths
    • History
    • Culture/Art
    • River
    • Lake
    • Adventure
    • NSU
    • Cherokee Nation- Language PGM, Job Corps
    • Sequoya School
    • Churches
    • Help/Aid Association
    • Hospitals
    • Restaurants
    • Small Business
    • Go Ye Village
    • Airport
    • Agriculture
    • B&B
    • Events
    • Hunting
    • Outdoors
    • OSU Extension
    • Rivers
    • Vo-Tech
    • Nora
    • Real Estate
    • Restaurants
    • GRDA
    • TPWA
    • Carl Albert
    • RSU
    • NSU
    • CN- Summer Youth, Day Training, Job Fair, Work Force OK, Housing Authority
    • Boys and Girls Club
    • Chamber Of Commerce
    • Main Streets
    • Tourism Boards
    • Pryor
    • Mid America
    • Industrial Park
    • CN
    • NSU
    • Techs
    • Illinois River-Trout Fishing
    • Grand Lake- Aquapoloza, Boat Races
    • Ten Killer
    • Eocha- Gigging, Spoon Billing
    • Wild Life
    • Big Meat Run
    • Rural Myth
    • Harbor Village
    • People Inc.
    • Mid America Industrial Park- Resources for Econ Development
    • Mayes County Trails Alliance
    • Northeastern State University
    • Rogers State University (Pryor)
    • Career Tech Centers
    • Gran Lake, Tenkiller Lake
    • Illinois River
    • Mayes Master Trails Plan
    • Lake Francis Waterpark
    • Mayes County Hope Coalition
    • National Bass Tournament- Grand Lake
    • Cherokee Nation/ Entertainment
    • Jock Mayer Foundation
    • NORA
    • Development of Native Culture
    • Educational Facilities/Opportunities
    • Health Care Facilities
    • NSU Tourism Program (Degree)
    • Easily Accessible From OKC, Joplin, Arkansas
    • Natural Resources –Lakes, Rivers, Preserves
    • Pensacola OAM/GRDA Ed. Center
    • Rocklahoma- World Class Event- Music Festivals
    • Gaming Industry
    • Workforce/ CN Career Services- S. Diane Kelley
    • Lake Hudson/ Tenkiller, Ft. Gibson- Marinas
    • NSA
    • ICTC/ Northeast Tech
    • RSU/ Talking Leaves Job Corp.
    • Recreation Created By the Geography
    • Various Festivities
    • Float Resorts Of The Illinois River
    • Collaboration amongst Tribe/City/State/Org./ED
  • Crossing Borders: Challenges
    • Poverty
    • Crime
    • S. Muskogee Ave.
    • Infrastructure
    • Parking
    • Drugs
    • River pollution
    • Trash
    • By-passing town
    • Water pollution
    • Local business support
    • Housing Stock
    • Living wage
    • Poverty
    • Work force
    • Wages
    • Vacant buildings
    • Internet
    • Walmart
    • Health
    • Gen. Poverty
    • Lack of regionalism
    • City funding/sales tax
    • Workforce retention
    • Shop locally
    • Big succession
    • Drugs
    • Coping skills
    • Internet access
    • Highway traffic
    • Lack of effective marketing
    • Litter
    • Mindset from government down to citizens
    • Lack of participation in community events
    • Lack of place making
    • Lack of entertainment options
    • Businesses do not investment in communities
    • Poorly maintained roads
    • Absentee land owners
    • Lack of code enforcement
    • Litter
    • Disrespect for environment
    • Lack of funding (state)
    • Competition- competing interests
    • Not enough useable land for specific projects
    • How to motivate people to engage
    • Finding right people for jobs
    • Infrastructure- county roads
    • Attracting workforce
    • Hotel/ meeting facilities
    • Getting youth to stay in community/ state
    • Low ranking in many categories of Oklahoma
    • Disparity- high income/ low income
    • Culture cycle of poverty/ despair vs. pride in yourself (mindset)
    • Lack of jobs offering living wages
    • Infrastructure
    • Unwilling to accept change by people/ community leaders
    • Having the creative vision needed
    • Adequate housing
    • Quality of life
    • Drug addiction
  • Crossing Borders: Opportunities
    • Litter Crew- Incentive?
    • Boys and Girls Se
    • 4-H
    • Church Groups
    • Beautification Programs
    • Public Relations to Build Strengths
    • Social Media Work
    • Cultural Aspects
    • Keep Green Country Clean
    • C. Commerce/ Sm. Business
    • Cal. Effort Trash Clean-up
    • Recycling- State Legislation
    • Cherokee Nation
    • Nora
    • Local Chambers
    • Regional Main streets
    • Rebranding the Region and Local Communities- We control the narrative, not outside
    • Embracing our Natural Resources
    • Scenic Byway- Put resources toward promotion
    • Individual Networking
    • County/ Regional Recycling Facility
    • Provide community service opportunities that will directly benefit members of the community- Litter pickup
    • NSU Make-A-Difference Day
    • BR&E
    • Utilizing social media tools to address weaknesses
    • Regionalism
    • Building PR campaign to strengthen cultural and natural resources awareness/ prominence
    • “litter patrol” day labor collecting trash (Tahlequah exploring)
    • Entrepreneurship exposure through k-12 schools- increase innovation in region – “leader in me” Pryor schools
    • Regional branding for uniform signage/ appearance- control narrative of region
    • Business Retention and expansion- formal program across region
    • Community service opportunities that benefit community- ex NSU Make a difference day
    • Workforce initiatives with Cherokee Nation career services
    • Getting faith bases educational institutes involved in creating groups for preventing litter/ vandalism
    • Looking at what programs neighboring states/regions having success in- Texas/ NWA specifically
    • Create better entrepreneurship job opportunities/ organizations
    • Increases infrastructure funding
  • Businesses
    • 360GrandLake.com
    • Anytime Fitness-Pryor
    • Atwoods
    • Black & Tan Coffee
    • Blue Fern B&B
    • Brewsters
    • Briair Patch
    • Cashmere Lane
    • Cherokee Casino-Sallisaw
    • Cherokee Restaurant
    • Chris Pritt Auto Sales-Tahlequah
    • Del Rancho
    • Drip
    • Grand Lake Splash Marketing – Langley
    • Haha Coffee-Pryor
    • Hibbett Sports. Tahlequah
    • Hospitals
    • Hymn Cuffs – 918-381-4844
    • Junies
    • Kachina’s
    • Kawi Coffee
    • Klamart –Pryor
    • Kroner & Baer
    • Lennie Breaux
    • Linda’s Nails
    • Medicine Store – Tahlequah
    • Morgan’s Bakery
    • Muru Jacob Studio
    • Nanabells- Pryor
    • Napolies
    • Newks
    • Oasis
    • Paceline
    • Pasti’s
    • Pier 13 Wine and Spirits – Langley
    • Pryor Rec Center
    • Reasors – Tahlequah
    • Remarkables- Tahlequah
    • Remy’s Taco- Pryor
    • Rollie Tolie
    • Rose Rock Coffee
    • Sallisaw Skate Rink
    • Sallisaw Veteran Center
    • Sam & Ella’s- Tahlequah
    • Sam’s
    • Shelter Ins.
    • Slackers Fitness-Lg
    • Sonic Drive-In
    • Soulful Grounds- Pryor
    • South Pointe Center
    • Southern Darlin’ Boutique – Langley
    • Speckled Hen
    • Spider Gallery
    • Spot Nutrition- Pryor
    • Stage
    • Stonebrook Inn
    • Sugar’d Spoon Bakery
    • Taco Bell/ KFC
    • Tera Miranda Marina & Resort
    • TH Rogers Lumber – Jay
    • The Café At Har-Ber Village
    • The Hott Box Café
    • The Muddy Pearl – Mrs. Robertson
    • The Parrot
    • The Party Station
    • The Queens/ Royal Bay Marina
    • The Rusty Willow
    • Town Branch (The Branch)
    • Tractor Supply
    • Tulsa Diamond House/ Gallery
    • Vintage By The Creek
    • Vivid Boutique
    • Walmart- Grove
    • Walmart- Locust Grove
    • Walmart- Pryor Creek
    • Walmart- Sallisaw
    • Walmart- Stilwell
    • Walmart-Jay
    • Walmart-Tahlequah
    • Western Hills Resort
    • Whitney Art Gallery
    • Wonder City Coffee- Locust Grove
    • Workman’s
    • Wright Real Estate
    • Wyndham Grand Lake
    • Younger Investments- Grand Motel
  • Events
    • 4th July Events
    • American Heritage
    • Aquapalooza
    • Art in the Garden
    • Barkarita Ville
    • Bass Fishing Tournament
    • Bell Pow Wow
    • Big Meat Run- Off RD
    • Bobber Drop
    • Bootleggers
    • Burning of the Socks
    • Car Shows (multi)
    • Cherokee Heritage Days
    • Cherokee National Holiday
    • Cherokee National Holiday- Tahlequah
    • Christmas Events
    • Christmas- Veteran Parades
    • Comic Con- Pryor
    • Diamond Daze-Sallisaw
    • Drag/Boat Races
    • Eagle Tour Tenkiller State Park
    • Farmer Market
    • Fiddle Camp
    • Fiddle Fest/ Caton Fest
    • Food Truck Events
    • Gigging Torney
    • Grove Boat Show
    • Grove Spas Arts Festival
    • Home and Garden Show
    • Huckleberry Festival
    • Kennel Club Events
    • Lobsterfest
    • Mahogany Boat Show
    • Major Fishing Tourneys
    • Marble City Fall Festival
    • Medicine Stone- Tahlequah
    • Midsouth Tackle Show
    • Mud Run
    • Murrell Home- Multiple events- Tahlequah
    • National Bass Festival
    • Oasis Animal- Disney
    • Pelican Festival
    • Picture in Scripture- Disney
    • Pioneer Days
    • Poker Runs
    • Quilt Show
    • Red Fern Festival - Tahlequah
    • Rock Crawling- Disney
    • Rocklahoma
    • Rocklahoma -Pryor
    • Scrapbooking
    • Stillwell Strawberry Festival/Rodeo/5k/Carnival
    • Talequality
    • Toes In The Ground
    • Vintage by the Creek
    • VW festival- Tahlequah
    • Welcome Back Weekend
    • Wine Share
    • Wins of Winter- Tahlequah
  • Venues
    • Allred Theatre
    • B&B
    • BMX Track
    • Bowling Alley –Tahl.
    • Bushy Lake State Park, Marble City
    • Castle Tahlequah
    • Cayuha Mission Church
    • Cherokee Courthouse
    • Cherokee Heritage Center
    • Cherokee Lending
    • Cherokee Nation Casino Tahlequah
    • Cherokee National Prison
    • Cherokee Veterans Memorial
    • Chupp Auction
    • Cookson Bend
    • Diamondhead Resort
    • Fin and Feather
    • Fort Gibson Historic Cite
    • Ft. Gibson Casino
    • Grand Lake Casino Event Center
    • Grand Lake Sports Center
    • Grand Lake State Park – Honey Creek, Bernice, Disney
    • Grave Civic Center
    • GRDA Eco Center/ Pensacola Dam
    • Grove Community Playmakers
    • Grove School- Performing Arts Center
    • Grove Springs Cultural District
    • Har-Ber Village
    • Honey Springs Battlefield
    • Illinois River- Float And Reservation
    • Jay City Park W/ Ball Fields
    • John Hair Museum
    • John Ross Museum
    • JT Nichols Conservation Area
    • Lake Eueha
    • Lake Ft. Gibson
    • Lake Hudson Recreation
    • Lake Tenkiller
    • Legacy At MK
    • Lendwood Gardens National Rod and Custom Car Hall Of Fame
    • Lower Illinois River-Trout
    • Methodist Mission
    • Mid America Expo
    • Murrell Home
    • Norris Park
    • NSCI Hall
    • NSU Jazz Lab
    • NSU Playhouse
    • Old Baptist Mission
    • Patricia Island County Club LLC
    • Picture In Scripture Amphitheater
    • PYO- Pryor
    • Restraint At Snake Creek
    • RFC Event Center
    • Round Mountain Trail
    • Seminary Hall
    • Sequoya Lodge
    • Sequoya NWF
    • Sequoya’s Home
    • Skating Rink-Tahl.
    • Sycamore Springs
    • Tenkiller Cake –Cherokee Canoeing
    • The Venue
    • Thompson House
    • Town Branch Guest Ranch
    • UKB Museum
    • Water Park- Tahl.
    • Willard Stone Gallery
    • Wolf Creek Park
Back To Top