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

November 9, 2022

Think Dutchess Alliance for Business Recognizes Local Changemakers with Business Excellence Awards

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 […]

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September 28, 2022

NYS Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Application Closing Sept. 30

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 […]

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September 22, 2022

Two Opportunities for New York Businesses & Entrepreneurs Announced

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 […]

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A premier business-led organization, Think Dutchess Alliance for Business brings together 10 agency partners creating a one-stop shop for your site selection, financing, incentives, permitting and advocacy, strategic planning and counseling, marketing and networking needs.