Tourism / Community Destination Assessments & Workshops

Below you'll find reports and videos of Community Tourism Assessments and Destination Workshops for community development in Cattaraugus County. This is to help you in your community development efforts.

Cattaraugus County Dept. of Economic Development, Planning & Tourism has in the past hired consultants to research, present development opportunities and educational reports for the use of the County and the municipailites / attractions to use.  We encourage you to review these reports and contact us for more information, a dvd copy of reports, or to work with EDPT on steps moving forward. 

Videos of Workshops (Newest to Oldest)

Community Visioning Workshop for Organizations & Businesses June 5, 2018

Presenter(s): Bill Geist of DMO Proz; Josiah Brown, New York Welcomes You

Community Visioning Workshop for Community Officials June 4, 2018

Presenter(s): Bill Geist of DMO Proz; Josiah Brown, New York Welcomes You

Art of Destination Branding & Workshop - Nov. 2007

Presenter: Roger Brooks, Destination Development

According to Roger Brooks of Destination Development, “Always promote the experience (the activity) and THEN the approximate location; visitors are looking for things to do and learn.”

Reports (Oldest to Newest)

Assessment Findings & Suggestions: Gowanda to Randolph, NY - August 2007

File Type: PDF, File size: 11.5 MB (Low Resolution)

Includes the towns of Gowanda, Conewango, Dayton, Leon, and Randolph. This lead to New York's Amish Trail and other projects.

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Assessment Findings & Suggestions: Onoville Marina, New York - July 2007

File Type: PDF, File size: 12 MB (Low Resolution)

From I-86 exit to around Onoville Marina. Includes the towns of South Valley.

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Assessment Findings & Suggestions: Salamanca, New York - July 2008

File Type: PDF, File size: 3.80 MB (Low Resolution)

In July of 2008, a Community Tourism Assessment of Salamanca, New York, was conducted, and the findings were presented in a three-hour workshop. The assessment provides an unbiased overview of the community – how it is seen by a visitor.

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Assessment Findings & Suggestions: Olean, New York - July 2008

File Type: PDF, File size: 5.09 MB (Low Resolution)

Includes the City of Olean and the towns of Portville, Allegany, Olean and the hamlet of Weston Mills.

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Marketing & Brand Assessment for the Seneca Nation - October 2009

File Type: PDF, File size: 2.73 MB (Low Resolution)

During the summer of 2009, the Destination Development International (DDI) team was asked to visit three territories the Seneca Nation hopes to eventually develop or improve, and to look at the “branding” - or perceptions - of the Nation’s visitor-oriented assets.

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Report Coming Soon - 2018

Includes the towns of Ashford, Carrollton, Cattaraugus, Delevan, Franklinville, Little Valley and Machias.

Other Recommended Videos & Reports

Video: Start with why -- How great leaders inspire action - Simon Sinek - TEDxPugetSound

Video: First why and then trust - Simon Sinek - TEDxMaastricht

20 Ingredients Part 1 - Roger Brooks

Contact

Contact the Dept. of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism for any assistance with Community Development and the Community Revitalization Fund grant.

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