Casino project will be tourism draw for entire region, Sullivan Partnership leader says

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MONTICELLO – The resort and casino
to be built in Kiamesha Lake will be a draw for tourists to the region
for a host of other venues, said Marc Baez, president of the Sullivan
County Partnership.
Final state approval to start construction on the only state-approved Las Vegas-style casino in the Catskills/Hudson Valley region is forthcoming and when up and running, it will be a magnet for visitors, Baez said.
“Our tourism folks have reached out regionally to begin to put together itineraries folks coming into Sullivan County can not only come and stay at our facilities here but can visit other areas like Walkway Over the Hudson and West Point and Woodbury Common and some of the other areas as part of an overall package and a theme coming into the Hudson Valley,” Baez said. “The recent activity here has been to embrace regionalism, to use the Sullivan County project as a hub and to reach out to different communities both on a workforce and tourism level.”
Once the casino project is given the green light to start construction within months, it must be up and running in two years.