Chickasaw Nation Industries Celebrates New Job Opportunities in Rural Oklahoma
Chickasaw Management Services, an LLC owned by CNI, receives approval for HUBzone Certification
South Central Oklahoma: Chickasaw Nation Industries (CNI), a federally chartered corporation wholly owned by the Chickasaw Nation, has recently received approval from the Small Business Administration for HUBzone certification through Chickasaw Management Services, an LLC owned by CNI. This certification brings job opportunities to rural Oklahoma. Chickasaw Management Services will focus on work such as claims processing, medical billing and coding and entry level document analysis.
“This is a great opportunity to bring quality jobs to rural communities in Oklahoma. To make the HUBzone successful we need support from community and political leaders, the higher education community, and the people of Oklahoma.”
HUBzones are Historically Underutilized Business Zones and are under a program developed by Small Business Administration. The program is designed to create incentives for the federal government to contract with businesses who operate and create jobs in targeted communities to build economic strength. Chickasaw Management Services HUBzone is located in the 13 Oklahoma Counties within the historic boundaries of the Chickasaw Nation. This area is home to 353,000 Oklahomans and covers 7,648 square miles.
David Nimmo, President/CEO, expressed his appreciation to April Hall, Vice President of Chickasaw Management Services for her hard work in achieving this status. Ms. Hall stated, “The HUBzone dramatically improves Oklahoma’s competitive advantage in obtaining federal opportunities. HUBzone rules require 35% of a federal contract’s employees to reside within the underserved area. This helps guarantee dollars flow directly to that area.”
Chickasaw Management Services’ strategy is to support large federal prime contractors to become their long-term reliable small business and HUBzone partner. The advantages outlined above provide an environment with competitive labor rates. The CNI HUBzone intends to market to both government agencies and larger government contractors in order to drive work to the specified area.
CNI has a history of winning professional level work and designing specific training programs to educate their employees. These jobs will provide respectable wages, benefits and opportunities for promotion.
About Chickasaw Nation Industries: Chickasaw Nation Industries (CNI) is headquartered in Norman, OK. CNI is one of the largest tribally owned Federal Contractors in the United States, providing cutting edge solutions for federal customers across the country. CNI’s mission, vision and core values set a high standard of contributing to the future of the Chickasaw Nation.