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Oneida Nation Releases Annual $$ Impact Report

Verona, NY (WIBX) – The Oneida Indian Nation is out with its annual economic impact report.

The Nation says its enterprises, including the Turning Stone Resort and Casino, had a $410-million imprint on central New York in its last fiscal year which ended September 26, 2010.

That includes the purchase of $285-million in good and services, $114-million of which was spent with businesses in Oneida, Madison and Onondaga Counties.

Also, the Nation’s 4,500 workers were paid $126.6 million in wages, and in turn, employees paid nearly $25-million in state and federal taxes, according to a release from the Nation.

The Nation says since the Turning Stone opened in 1993, the Nation’s enterprises have had a $4-billion impact locally.

The business interests of the Nation include Turning Stone Resort and Casino; a chain of a dozen SāvOn fuel and convenience stores; cigarette factory producing the Bishop and Niagara’s brands; RV park; car care center and carwash; three marinas; a fishing lodge; a 3-D animation/HD cinematography studio; and Indian Country Today Media Network, the premier national multi-media source for American Indian news and information.

The release from the Oneida Nation says it is largest employer in Oneida and Madison counties and one of the top five employers in the sixteen counties of Greater Central New York.

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