As land becomes increasingly more important, the ability to identify and prepare suitable sites for development is critical for the development of tax ratable and a spectrum of job opportunities.
Liberty Thompson Corridor/Glen Wild Industrial Park
An opportunity and constraints analyst has been completed at this time. The corridor will be the future of approximately 500-acres of shovel-ready sites upon completion. In addition, the Glen Wild Industrial Park is pre-approved for 270,000 sq/ft of spaces of which 70,000 sq/ft has been committed. There is a continued demand for shovel-ready sites the completion of this corridor will position the County to attract a diverse industry cluster base that will attract investment and jobs in the manufacturing sector.
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. 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 State’s 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
- Permitting assistance
- General facilitation
- Coordination with Industrial Development Agency
- One-stop economic development services