Central New York Business Journal report underscores the success of the Nation’s enterprises at a time it is reinvesting in its workforce and its operations.

Reconfirming its success as a crucial force for economic growth, the Oneida Indian Nation was once again listed as the number one employer in the region in 2016. According to the latest annual survey by the Central New York Business Journal, the Oneida Indian Nation’s 4,600-team member workforce is the biggest in the area – and larger than the local workforce of major corporations such as Walmart, Lockheed Martin and Price Chopper.

The rankings emerge as the Nation continues to expand its businesses and reinvest in its team members.

“We are proud and honored to be the largest employer in Central New York,” said Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Turning Stone Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter. “Over the last two decades, we have based our enterprises on the idea that through careful planning and a commitment to local investment, we can build an economic engine that supports thousands of jobs and families throughout the region. In that time, we have faced many challenges in a competitive tourism economy — and it is because of our incredible workforce that we are succeeding in the face of those challenges. We have always understood that what sets us apart is our committed and talented team members. We are confident that we are well positioned to continue strengthening this region’s economy today — and for future generations.”