CHENANGO COUNTY – The Development Chenango Corporation (DCC), a nonprofit partner organization of Commerce Chenango, is moving forward with a study that will provide numbers for the supply and demand of overnight accommodations in the county.
Administrators of DCC met with the Chenango County Planning and Economic Development Committee last week seeking $9,000 from the county’s capital project account for infrastructure and promotion of business development. Money will be used to survey the number of adequate hotel, motel and bed and breakfast accommodations available throughout the county. DCC insists that the current lack of quality accommodations is having a negative impact on the local economy and it’s time to explore opportunities for better lodging.
“There is a tremendous need for better accommodations and more of them,” said Steve Craig, Commerce Chenango President and CEO. “We’re seeing that it’s a limiting factor in all sorts of ways from tourism to business development.”