Les Otten Discusses The Balsams on the Bloomberg Baystate Business Podcast
December 17, 2021
“The Balsams historically had been a summer resort where fine food, the outdoors, swimming, fishing on the lakes, all those outdoor activities were there…but it was never really a grand resort in the wintertime because there wasn’t really a lot of skiing. Now we’re absolutely in great shape to be a year-round destination.
We’re looking at this with Coos County saying there’s 400 full-time year-round jobs that come out of this initially, up to 1500 jobs in the long term, and 600 construction jobs initially for at least two years. So it is a big economic driver for the region and potentially a game-changer.”
Les Otten discusses The Balsams future as a “Year-round, one-of-a-kind” resort on the Bloomberg Baystate Business Podcast – from all of the planning, permitting, real estate pre-sales, and pre-construction work that has been done so far, what pulled Les into a determined 7 years to bring the plan to fruition, to the future vision for the resort. You can listen to his segment here: