Superior Education Every Step of the Way

One of the reasons that Dutchess County is so appealing to businesses and residents alike is that it places a high priority on education, offering a mix of excellent public and private schools that help keep the talent pipeline flowing from elementary schooling to top-ranked higher education institutions.

Dutchess County’s world-class colleges and universities, including Marist College, Vassar College, Bard College, and the Culinary Institute of America, draw talent from around the world, while Dutchess County’s K-12 public schools educate more than 46,000 students and employ more than 3,000 teachers.

Combining that with Dutchess County’s excellent safety rankings, affordable real estate and high-quality of life amenities, it’s easy to see why New York State’s most brightest come from and choose to relocate to Dutchess County.



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.