By Fred Stabbert III
Town of Delaware Supervisor Ed Sykes sat back in his seat last Wednesday night, looking his...
As land becomes increasingly more important, the ability to identify and prepare suitable sites for development is critical for the development of tax ratables and a spectrum of job opportunities. The county’s first successful effort at the creation of a corporation park, the Emerald Corporate Center, continues to be the central home for Crystal Run Healthcare located in Rock Hill, N.Y. – just off Route 17.
Our shovel-ready task force has continued to work toward the creation of more pre-approved sites in Sullivan County; an effort which brought about our first Build Now NY grant success in 2006. The Liberty Agricultural Industrial Park has received site approval. The Glen Wild Industrial Park has also finished its permitting process. Combined, these shovel-ready commerce parks will help create hundreds of new jobs.
The Partnership is also working in tandem with Sullivan County Community College to develop an additional shovel-ready site that will take full advantage of the Start Up NY incentive program recently enacted by Empire State Development Corporation, New York States lead economic development organization.
Shovel-Ready Sites Programs & Services Include:
• Technical assistance with the development of pre-approved sites
• Analysis of suitable shovel-ready sites
• Funding procurement assistance
• Coordination with local and county municipal agencies