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.


May 10, 2021

4 Ways Economic Development Helps The Community

It’s Economic Development Week! Economic development is a complex field that involves strong partnerships between the public and private sectors. It encompasses a variety of industries, tools and activities that build a healthy and sustainable economy. It works to attract, retain and create new businesses that increase the tax base and ultimately create a better […]

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March 22, 2021

SBA Opens Portal to Begin Accepting Shuttered Venue Operator Grant Applications

** Please note, as of April 9, 2021 the SBA has closed this portal due to technical difficulties. Applicants can continue to register for a new account and will be informed of the reopening datae with advanced notice to ensure equitable access and preparation time. For more information visit our COVID-19 Resource Page.**     […]

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March 17, 2021

Amazon Approved to Begin $135 Million Investment in Dutchess County, NY

Amazon Approved to Redevelop Former IBM Property in Dutchess County, NY Amazon’s $135 million private investment in East Fishkill will add 500 new jobs to Dutchess County On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, Amazon announced its plans to expand its operation in Dutchess County at the 631,000-square-foot site on Route 52 in East Fishkill. The project […]

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