McKenna said the center can also lead to economic growth in the region.
"That leads to new and better jobs in the area and better benefits for people," McKenna said. "That is a formula that we believe can work in the Adirondacks as we move this tourism plan forward."
Overall, the conference center is just another tool in working to provide a solid regional tourism industry foundation, McKenna said.
"There's a lot of ingredients that work together to make a successful tourism economy, and we are finding out that we are much better off working with all the towns in the region in working together to ensure a successful season and that is certainly starting to happen," he said.