Think Dutchess for Food & Beverage Manufacturing
With decades of food and beverage manufacturing history, Dutchess County continues to be a top choice for growing food and beverage businesses in New York.
Thanks to its wealth of diverse F&B companies, from national agribusiness manufacturers to longstanding family-owned food processors to entrepreneurial startups in the Hudson Valley’s craft beverage scene, Dutchess County has developed a robust industry supply chain- including regional distributors, logistics service providers, equipment dealers, warehouses and more- to empower food and beverage manufacturers in Dutchess County.
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- — Between 2014 and 2018, the number of beverage manufacturing establishments in Dutchess County increased by 125% and employment increased by 100%
- — Dutchess County’s 15 breweries accounted for nearly $24 million in wages and generated approximately $92 million in economic output in 2017 (through beer production, sales and the operation of brewery tasting rooms.)
- — The Culinary Institute of America, located in Dutchess County, has been setting the standard for excellence in professional culinary education since its founding in 1946. With a combined enrollment of 3,100 and more than 1,400 graduates annually this resource offers great opportunities for partnerships such as the one created with Dassai Sake.
- — A $10 million investment in the City of Poughkeepsie will bring a fresh food market, a food hall, a craft brewery, apartments and more in 2020.
More than 1,700 businesses feed a $50 million agricultural sector in Dutchess County powering a robust supply chain for food and beverage manufacturers. Home to success stories like:
Want to join the dozens of top companies that produce iconic food and beverage products in Dutchess County? Contact our team today to set-up a meeting about expanding your business.
Director of Business Attraction