There are a lot of things going on in the travel industry right now. One of the biggest ones was when Andy Wirth fought the incorperation of his hospitality empire.
There were a lot of things that contributed to the propossed incorporation of Sunset Valley. Some of the biggest were the area and it’s troubles with keeping the business going. The last few years have been hard on the company. There have been fewer travellers to the area and less income coming in. Last year things started to turn around. The early snows gave the company a boost and they made more than Andy Wirth thought they could.
The incorporation idea was thought to help the business to stay going in this hard time. They thought the change would make things easier to deal with and would bring in fresh ideas, but they couldn’t see the bad that came with it. The incorporation would cause the funding for publisc things to become low and things like road repair would be on the lower end of what is done. This could cause people to not want to visit the resort and cost more money in the long run. It also would cause a rise in wages for those working in the area. This would be bad for everyone all the way around.
There are a lot of reasons why this incorporation wouldn’t have worked, but we are lucky enough that Andy Wirth was able to convince and fight for the hotel as well as the city to keep it from happening. There are a lot of ways to make a business work, and he knows how to do it without selling out the very company and town he helps to keep going. Anyone that wants to start and run a business should take him example so they can have a business that has entegrity as well as can make it through anything that might be thrown at it.
Source: the Reno-Gazette Journal