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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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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 […]Read More about 'Amazon Approved to Begin $135 Million Investment in Dutchess County, NY'
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