LOCH SHELDRAKE – The Seelig Theater on the Sullivan County Community College campus was packed Thursday morning for the second Montreign Casino vendor fair.
County Legislator Ira Steingart, who chairs both the legislature’s Community and Economic Development Committee, and the county Industrial Development Agency, said based on a show of hands, interest among local vendors is very strong.
“The largest amount was from Sullivan County,” Steingart said. “Next would probably be Orange County, then Dutchess and there were probably another 50 people from out of the area.”
County officials are counting on a significant surge in economic activity in the Town of Thompson and throughout Sullivan County once the casino opens in 2018.
The college has been working with the Montreign parent, Empire Resorts, in developing programs to train casino workers.