WHY DUTCHESS

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.

NEWS & EVENTS

October 12, 2021

Think Dutchess Wins Two Awards As Economic Development Leader

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 […]

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September 28, 2021

Think Dutchess Alliance for Business Announces 2021 Virtual Business Excellence Awards Winners

 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 […]

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July 22, 2021

Economic Development Administration Announce American Recovery Plan Programs

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 […]

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A premier business-led organization, Think Dutchess Alliance for Business brings together 11 agency partners creating a one-stop shop for your site selection, financing, incentives, permitting and advocacy, strategic planning and counseling, marketing and networking needs.