Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (August 24, 2018) – The Oneida Indian Nation today congratulates Oneida County and Central New York for the region’s success in building a popular tourist destination. According to the recently released 2017 Economic Impact of Tourism in New York report, Oneida County earned $1.5 billion in annual tourism income, ranking among New York’s top 10 counties for traveler spending.
“Central New York is an incredible destination for travelers from across the country and the world,” said Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter. “It is wonderful that visitors are catching on to all that our area has to offer.”
Halbritter continued: “I would like to congratulate Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., other elected officials, and all of the local businesses and tourism organizations who helped make possible this growth in tourism, which plays a key role in the local economy. Together, we are truly building a great present and future for Central New York.”
This summer, the Oneida Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a series of special events and promotions.
The only resort in the entire Northeast to earn three Forbes Four-Star Awards and three AAA Four Diamond awards at one property, Turning Stone has long been renowned for the diverse array of entertainment and leisure opportunities it provides to its 4.5 million annual guests. While it holds 25 years of experience creating optimal visitor experiences, Turning Stone is also committed to continually evolving and enhancing its offerings, as evidenced by its recent $20-million-dollar investment in its award-winning property.
About the Oneida Indian Nation
The Oneida Indian Nation is a federally recognized Indian nation in Central New York. A founding member of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (also known as the Six Nations or Iroquois Confederacy), the Oneida Indian Nation sided with the Americans in the Revolutionary War and was thanked by Congress and President George Washington for its loyalty and assistance. Today, the Oneida Nation consists of about 1,000 enrolled Members, most of them living in Central New York. The Nation’s enterprises, which employ more than 4,500 people, include Turning Stone Resort Casino, Yellow Brick Road Casino, Point Place Casino, Maple Leave Market, SāvOn chain of gas stations and convenience stores, Tin Woodman’s Flask, RV Park, three marinas and information, and Four Directions Productions – a 3D animation HD cinematography studio. Proceeds from these enterprises are used to rebuild the Nation’s economic base and provide essential services, including housing, health care, and education incentives and programs, to its Members.
For more information, visit www.OneidaIndianNation.com.