Sullivan County has a long history of tourism and entertainment as the primary industry sector and economic driver of the local economy. Recent additions to this sector, including Resorts World Catskills Casino, Veria YO1 Wellness Center, and the Kartrite Hotel & Indoor Water Park, continue to grow this sector with over $1 billion of new investment and the creation of over 2,000 new jobs. The local economy has been bolstered by this new investment with new mid-market hotels and a variety of service industries building off of this extraordinary development. The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a world class entertainment destination, draws guests from throughout the tri-state area and beyond providing unique entertainment experiences that have been the foundation of the tourism sector for quite some time.
While tourism is undergoing a remarkable resurgence, health care has been a decades long economic driver in the county. Garnet Health Medical Center Catskills, Crystal Run Health Care, The Center for Discovery, New Hope Community, The Arc Sullivan-Orange Counties and others represent nearly 5,000 employees directly or indirectly working in this industry.
Diversification is a priority for Sullivan County. Companies like Kohl’s Distribution, Ideal Snacks, Nonni’s Foods, Formaggio Cheese, La Belle Poultry, and Hudson Valley Foie Gras along with a substantial storied agricultural sector find Sullivan County home. A burgeoning specialty metal fabrication sector is growing fast and poised to expand significantly as a priority for the Partnership. Firms like Metcar’s Aerospace Materials Division, ASA Precision, D.C Welding, Alumatech, Sullivan Fabricators and others have found Sullivan County offers a low-cost environment, with access to major markets.