By Fred Stabbert III
Town of Delaware Supervisor Ed Sykes sat back in his seat last Wednesday night, looking his...
The Sullivan Catskills is making news locally, nationally and internationally with tremendous growth and development in many industry clusters; most notably the hospitality cluster.
To understand why all of this buzz and attention is shining on Sullivan County and see it firsthand, Rosemarie Pelatti and Anna Gibbs, representing Keller Williams (KW) Realty Hudson Valley United, made an unusual inquiry.
They sought to arrange a tour for twenty fellow KW associates in an effort to better familiarize their team with the assets of Sullivan County.
The Sullivan Catskills has much more to feature and talk about as of late so the Partnership for Economic Development and the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association (SCVA) teamed up to highlight key areas of interest and current projects to help bolster outside investment to our county.
As the area’s economic development agencies charged with attracting tourism dollars and economic development projects both the SCVA and Partnership have a vested interest in making sure those seeking to complete transactions in the county are armed with as much information about all of what is going on in Sullivan County as possible.
Utilizing local vendors like CD Trips, Rolling V, Bethel Woods and Roscoe Beer – where a mid-tour lunch was sponsored Jeff Bank – the group began in the south, circled throughout the western part of the county, highlighting the hamlets of Narrowsburg and Callicoon and then moved north and west among other areas, completing the tour at Resorts World Casino site.
“These tours are vital to presenting the broader picture of the positive developments in Sullivan County as well at what is obviously going on in our development corridor” said Partnership President/CEO Marc Baez. “Showcasing the tremendous growth within our Sullivan Catskills is an absolute pleasure as we grow our tourism brand.
“Our tourism assets are the quality of life that inspires economic development” SCVA President/CEO Roberta ByronLockwood, said.
The group will certainly be hosting many more of these tours in the near future as more projects come to fruition and others continued to be recruited.