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.


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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June 23, 2021

Nominations Open for the 2021 Business Excellence Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Business Excellence Awards Every year, Think Dutchess recognizes the most successful businesses in Dutchess County at the Business Excellence Awards. We are very excited to announce Dutchess County’s favorite executive-level event, The Business Excellence Awards will return — in-person!  We hope you will join us Thursday, October 28th to celebrate […]

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June 22, 2021

Food & Wine Magazine Ranks Dutchess County Ice Cream Shop Top in NY State

Tivoli’s Fortunes Ice Cream Named Best Ice Cream in NY State by Food & Wine Magazine Dutchess County residents are spoiled with the number of culinary options available. Dozens of top companies produce iconic food and beverage products in Dutchess County. Our food & beverage industry ranges from dozens of large manufacturers like Efco, Sloop […]

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