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Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Resort Development in Tupper Lake, New York

Tags: Community Economic Development, Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis

Client Name: Protect the Adirondacks! Inc.

Client Type: Citizen Group

Year: 2011

Location: New York

Protect the Adirondacks!, a non-profit, grassroots membership organization, hired Yellow Wood Associates to review application materials for the Adirondack Club and Resort (ACR). a major real estate development proposed for Tupper Lake, New York. Yellow Wood’s contributions focused on economic and fiscal impacts including: the extent to which the Village of Tupper Lake may incur liabilities related to installation of sewer related infrastructure and roads installed by the developer; the extent to which local unemployed individuals are likely to benefit from the proposed development through direct employment; and the assessment of overall municipal carrying costs of resort development. Yellow Wood conducted research and prepared and delivered testimony at the hearing held by the Adirondack Park Agency.