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.


June 10, 2019

2019 Innovation Challenge Winners

  Two Young Start-ups Impacting Underserved Industries Win Second Think Dutchess Innovation Challenge High tech manufacturer, Unlimitted Tomorrow, and app company, Accessadoor, take first and second place in a close competition among cutting edge start-ups and social enterprises.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – June 10, 2019   Last week, four semi-finalists competed in a […]

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May 29, 2019

You Be the Judge

Meet the Judges of the 2019 Innovation Challenge The Innovation Challenge is right around the corner! On Wednesday, June 5 at Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie, four contestants will pitch their products and services for a chance at landing big investors and a cash and services prize package valued at nearly $9,000. You can be part […]

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