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Real Estate Forecast: Pending Sales Increase 60% in January From a Year Ago

Mar 24 2018

It’s a popular train of thought – January is the worst time to put your house on the market. But this January has proven that age-old adage wrong. Because inventory has been so limited, when a new home comes on the market, it gets a lot of look...read more

From Start to Finish, Projects Need The Ecological Analysis Advantage

Mar 23 2018

James Bates has been in the economic development field for more than 20 years. And when he says ‘in the field’ it is almost a literal term. Jim shows up before the project starts and, in most instances, is staring at a vacant piece of property...read more

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Growth and balance are not mutually exclusive

Mar 22 2018

To the People: With the impending growth that is clearly here now and for the foreseeable future, our ability to balance this growth while encouraging more will be the key to our economic success. Let there be no mistake, we are about to enter an...read more

Waterpark taking shape in shadow of new casino

Mar 20 2018

The new Kartrite Hotel and Indoor Waterpark is quickly rising out of the ground on the Resorts World Catskills campus, a little more than a stone’s throw away from the blackjack tables and roulette wheels of the world-famous casino. “The K...read more

Sullivan County gets $5.9 million in economic development funding: Bethel, Delaware, Highland, Liberty, Rockland score big

Dec 22 2017

Town of Delaware Supervisor Ed Sykes sat back in his seat last Wednesday night, looking his councilmembers in the eye. “Well, I have some good news for you,” Sykes said during the town’s regular monthly board meeting. “The Town of Delaware...read more

YO1 Wellness Center getting ready to open in 2018

Dec 20 2017

“We are very excited,” Abhiruchi Jain, marketing manager for YO1 Wellness Center in Monticello, said. “Things are moving pretty fast. All the work on the inside is going along great.” With floors two through six – which house 131 suite r...read more

Employment Law Changes Are Coming in 2018

Dec 17 2017

In New York State we have three changes to prepare for in 2018 that both employees and employers should be aware of: 1) minimum wage increases starting December 31, 2017; 2) paid family leave going into effect on January 1, 2018; and 3) an anti-bully...read more

Local Real Estate Market Has Its Ups And Downs

Dec 13 2017

By Lynne Freda, President, Sullivan County Board Of Realtors As the year draws to a close, normally real estate deals wind down as well. This year, though, many agencies report still being busy with showings and properties going into contract. ...read more

Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association wins tourism awards; tourism spending up 8% in 2016

Dec 09 2017

Watkins Glen – The New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA) recognized individuals and organizations for their high level of excellence and accomplishments in New York State’s tourism industry at the 2017 Tourism Excellence Awards Din...read more

Partnership Welcomes New Board Members

Dec 08 2017

By Willow Baum The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development recently welcomed six new Board members. Elected by a membership vote, new Directors include Abhay Jain, Kevin McLaren, Tammy Mangus, Larry Wolinsky, Michael Zalkin and John B...read more