Thursday, August 26, 2010


Oneida Nation moves tobacco manufacturing plant to reservation
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Oneida Nation of New York is moving its cigarette manufacturing operation to the reservation.

The tribe bought Sovereign Tobacco about two years ago. The operation was located in Buffalo but it's now being moved to trust land in order to avoid state taxation issues.

The tribe said it will be able to manufacture tobacco products without worrying about the state's effort to collect taxes on reservations.

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Could this solve the tobacco tax problems for the Oneida Tribe in New York?

Is this a form of diversification or is it expansion?

Did the Mohegan Tribe expand or diversify? Is Pocono Downs expansion? What about Palmer Massachusetts? What do you think?

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