4 Ways Economic Development Helps The Community

It’s Economic Development Week!

Economic development is a complex field that involves strong partnerships between the public and private sectors. It encompasses a variety of industries, tools and activities that build a healthy and sustainable economy. It works to attract, retain and create new businesses that increase the tax base and ultimately create a better community for us to live, work and enjoy. It’s why the companies here Think Dutchess for business, and why residents Think Dutchess for life.

Looking to understand more about what we do and who we are? Download the pdf below to learn how economic development helps the community and share your support for Economic Development Week using #EDW2021!

4 Ways Economic Development Helps The Community

Economic development initiatives enhance a community’s economic and social prospects. Our goal at Think Dutchess is to support and create programs that will have a lasting impact on the County. We do that by leveraging our assets like education, location and talent pool to attract new businesses. We also use data to identify supply chain partners and help identify issues to form programs that help existing businesses grow and expand. Additionally, we capitalize on the history, culture and potential of our community to attract new visitors and residents to build a strong and resilient economy.

These strategies help us make an impact on the community today and in many years to come.



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.