October 12, 2021 Over the last few weeks, Think Dutchess Alliance for Business earned awards from both the New York State Economic Development Council and the International Economic Development Council. These awards are a testament to the high standards Think Dutchess holds itself to regarding innovation and excellence in the field of economic development, and […]Read More about 'Think Dutchess Wins Two Awards As Economic Development Leader'
New York's Dutchess County is within a 6-hour drive of 68 million U.S. and Canadian customers, 21% of American manufacturers and a $227B retail sales market via major transit hubs I-84 and I-87. With award-winning higher education, a skilled workforce, competitive real estate, attractive incentive packages and utility rates, it's no wonder why major companies such as Gap, GlobalFoundries and IBM collectively employ more than 10,000 people here.
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Four businesses recognized for their ability to thrive, expand, innovate and strengthen the Dutchess County workforce and community post-pandemic. September 28, 2021 POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Think Dutchess Alliance for Business is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Business Excellence Awards. Although originally scheduled as in-person event, out of an abundance of caution the […]Read More about 'Think Dutchess Alliance for Business Announces 2021 Virtual Business Excellence Awards Winners'
Read the Economic Development Administration’s official press release below. U.S. SECRETARY OF COMMERCE GINA RAIMONDO ANNOUNCES $3 BILLION INVESTMENT IN AMERICA’S COMMUNITIES Historic investment from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan represents the largest economic development initiative in decades Communities across the country will be able to apply for funding immediately Contact: EDA Public Affairs […]Read More about 'Economic Development Administration Announce American Recovery Plan Programs'
Dutchess County is just a 6hr drive from 68 million U.S. and Canadian customers, 21% of American manufacturers and a $227B retail market. Serviced by two commuter rail lines and Interstates 84 and 87, businesses here enjoy a wealth of connections to the New York Metro area and the BosWash Corridor.
Additionally, our sites feature up to 100MW of electric capacity and 1GB/sec of data connectivity – enough to support a Tier 1 data center, and 3 million gallons of water flow per day – enough to accommodate our thriving food and beverage industry.
If you’re seeking the ideal location for your business, it’s clear there’s no better choice. Think access. Think innovation. #ThinkDutchess
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ATTRACTIVE BUSINESS CLIMATE
Dutchess County is located at the center of a vibrant business community in the Hudson Valley – which is home to more than 1.2 million highly-skilled workers and hundreds of Fortune 500 companies, with much attributed to our award-winning colleges and universities, such as Vassar College and the Culinary Institute of America.
We can connect you with a portfolio of incentives to ease the burden of your expansion or relocation, ranging from Start-Up NY for eligible manufacturers; property, sales, and mortgage tax exemptions; on-the-job training grants; industrial redevelopment grants and energy efficiency programs; and more.
Thanks to a talented workforce, world-class universities and attractive incentive programs, Dutchess County has a winning combination. When you think business, #ThinkDutchessLEARN ABOUT OUR KEY INDUSTRIES AND EMPLOYERS