Although the Montreign Resort Casino isn’t scheduled to open until March of next year, operator Empire Resorts Incorporated has reportedly announced that jobs at the $1.2 billion upstate New York development are set to steadily build throughout 2017.

According to a report from the Times Herald-Record newspaper, the coming casino resort will initially bring some 1,400 jobs to Sullivan County along with countless local contracts for products and services ranging from food supply to drug testing for prospective employees.

The newspaper reported that some of these contracts have already been put up for grabs with the Montreign Resort Casino recently hosting a vendor outreach event in Orange County while a similar event has been scheduled for later this month in Sullivan County.

Charlie Degliomini, Executive Vice-President for Empire Resorts Incorporated, told the Time Herald-Record that the five-diamond Montreign Resort Casino project will employ some 2,200 people when fully complete with the amount and quality of jobs set to be a “game-changer” for the local community.

“We are going to recreate an entire middle class,” Degliomini told the newspaper.

Degliomini reportedly revealed that Empire Resorts Incorporated is due to make even more vendor contracts available as 2017 progresses with the hiring process for jobs inside the casino set to begin before the end of the year.

Set to be located on the outskirts of the small Catskill Mountains village of Monticello, the Montreign Resort Casino will reportedly offer an 80,000 sq ft casino featuring some 2,150 slots as well as 102 gaming tables. There will also be a VIP lounge set to include an upscale food and beverage selection, eight high-stake tables and 26 high-denomination slots as well as six private gaming salons and an exclusive gaming cage all serviced by butlers.

As if all of this wasn’t enough, the 390-room development on 1,700 acres of land next to Kiamesha Lake is to moreover offer a Rees Jones 18-hole golf course alongside an indoor water park while an “entertainment village” is to feature dining, performance and retail outlets.