Mixing a $50 million agricultural sector with revitalizing Hudson River cities, Dutchess County is home to many successful farm-based ventures.
Last month, Think Dutchess hosted five national agri-business journalists to discover how Dutchess leads New York’s $3.5 billion craft beverage economy.
Stops on our press trip ranged from farmlands to distillery floors to a visit at New York’s first standalone TASTE NY
store, located at Todd Hill Rest Stop in Dutchess. Journalists also learned how farm-based startups like SHADY KNOLL
and DENNING’S POINT DISTILLERY
are successfully establishing roots in Dutchess, especially thanks to the CRAFT NEW YORK ACT
Dutchess County is home to many PRESERVED FARMLANDS
– a rare offering considering the American Farmland Trust reports that the U.S. loses 40 acres of farmland each hour.
While Dutchess County is already home to top companies like Crown Maple
and Harney & Sons Fine Teas
, we strive to increase our number of agri-business startups and foreign companies.
That’s why Think Dutchess will lead a group of leaders from government, tourism and the private sector to Israel – a global leader in fostering entrepreneurial ecosystems. On the trip, we’ll meet with Israeli agri-business and tech companies interested in investing in Dutchess and participate in a knowledge exchange on growing our agri-business industry.
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