For more than 20 years, nationally recognized nonprofit Think Dutchess Center for Economic Development has hosted the Business Excellence Awards, the Hudson Valley’s premier business event. Recognizing key businesses and nonprofit organizations making a significant economic impact on Dutchess County, the annual awards have in past years celebrated regional leaders like iPark84 as well as […]Read More about 'Think Dutchess Alliance for Business Recognizes Local Changemakers with Business Excellence Awards'
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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As of September 13, 2022, due to adjusted guidelines, your business may now be eligible for the NYS Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant. Governor Hochul announced that applicants of the grant no longer need to demonstrate positive net profit on 2019 Business Returns ($1 or greater) or at least a twenty-five percent (25%) loss in […]Read More about 'NYS Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Application Closing Sept. 30'
Seed Funding Grant Program Now Open Advanced Materials Innovation Challenge Applications Now Open NYS Seed Funding Grant Program for Early Stage Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 This grant program will provide flexible grants to support early stage, micro and small businesses in a recovering New York State economy. The program will ensure that small businesses that […]Read More about 'Two Opportunities for New York Businesses & Entrepreneurs Announced'
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