Whether you’re a creative, entrepreneur, senior executive or inventor, Dutchess County allows business to create, innovate and prosper in today’s global economy.


Think Dutchess can help build your business plan and structure, obtain licenses and permits, search and select property, explore loans, grants and funding, and hire employees. Not to mention we’ll get you networking like a pro, with connections to groups like Hudson Valley Tech Meetup and Hudson Valley Young Professionals.

Companies like Harney & Sons, Marshall & Sterling and Crown Maple Syrup choose Dutchess for its proximity to major markets, infrastructure and business climate. They all started here small and continue to grow year after year to serve markets far beyond our county borders. Now, it’s your turn.

For more information on starting a business in Dutchess, contact Don Minichino, Director of Business Attraction, 845.463.5404, 


A premier business-led organization, Think Dutchess Alliance for Business brings together 10 agencies under one unified vision for one-stop shop site selection, financing, incentives, permitting and advocacy, strategic planning and counseling, marketing and networking.