New study shows Chenango lagging in quality lodging: Up to $800,000 lost in potential business revenue

CHENANGO COUNTY – The county Board of Supervisors this week saw results of an accommodations study that affirms a long-held notion that the lack of quality lodging in Chenango is putting the county at an economic disadvantage.

The study, carried out by Susan Payne, a strategic planning and economic development consultant contracted by the Development Chenango Corporation (DCC), provides a snapshot of the supply and demand of available accommodations in the county, including hotels, motels, inns and bed and breakfasts. DCC says it will share findings of the study with public and private entities in an effort to improve quality lodging in the area.

“This study really confirmed what a lot of what we already expected; that is a stock of hotel rooms in Chenango County are largely outdated and it’s leaving an economic impact,” said Commerce Chenango President and CEO Steve Craig

In addition to a basic overview of the county’s two flag hotels, two independent hotels, nine bed and breakfasts, and three motels (totaling 257 rooms), the study compares Chenango’s accommodations to larger competitors in nearby Binghamton, Oneonta and Hamilton.

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