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Partnership Goes ‘Off The Hook’ at Monthly Meeting

The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development held its monthly meeting at the new White Lake Restaurant ‘Off the Hook’ and heard updates from Partnership President/CEO Marc Baez on the continued strong economic recovery in the county as well as updates from Deputy County Manager Dan Depew and the principals of Kartrite Hotel & Indoor […]


President’s Message

Indicators underscore change is coming but be open to it To the People: Despite the prolonged winter and cool, wet spring, activity is now accelerating rapidly. The indicators are starting to reflect all of the investment, construction and job creation that is now occurring. Look at any indices in recent months and one can now […]


Sullivan Catskills Hosts FAM Tours For International Travel Market

2018 is off to a busy start. The 2018 Sullivan Catskills travel guide is already seeing re-distribution at various information centers along the I-87 corridor and Rte. 81 information centers. The guide was well received at over 15 trade and travel shows that the Sullivan County Visitors Assn. (SCVA) attends with its member partners as well. SCVA’s website and […]


Delaware Engineering Helping Sullivan County

As Sullivan County continues to grow, the need for smart community development is a high priority. From new municipal buildings to refurbishing water and wastewater systems, Delaware Engineering is becoming an ever-growing part of this development. “Our core business is water and wastewater engineering,” Dave Ohman, a principal of the 31-year-old company, said. “We also can do […]


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

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 looks very quickly, and often that translates into offers. Real Estate […]


From Start to Finish, Projects Need The Ecological Analysis Advantage

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. “When I first meet with developers I learn about […]


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

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 era of growth in Sullivan County that we have not […]

Kartrite hotel

Waterpark taking shape in shadow of new casino

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 Kartrite project is a continuation of the momentum accelerated by the Resorts World project to the economic resurgence of […]


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

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 is getting some much-needed grant funding from the state. “The town will be getting […]