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Think Dutchess Innovation Challenge second-place winner and entrepreneur Dana Jones plans to introduce Accessadoor, an app that will revolutionize handicap accessible door technology, by 2020.

Think DUtchess Innovation Challenge Winner, Accessadoor, in Hudson Valley Magazine

This weekend is the 28th annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival!

Did you know? The festival draws 35,000+ visitors from all over the world to experience why many people and businesses love to #ThinkDutchess

The New York Times says, "“Of all New York’s museums, none has a stronger house style than the Dia Art Foundation.”

Learn more etails about how the @diaartfoundation is undergoing a
transformation in Dutchess County.

Small business spotlight!

Hudson Valley Distillers is a family-run and veteran-owned business that uses local Dutchess County ingredients to produce beer, cider, wine and their award-winning spirits.

6 New York Companies That Chose to Invest in Dutchess County, NY

Dutchess County is quickly becoming one of the top business locations in New York! Need more evidence? Read our latest blog at the link in bio to learn why companies like Crepini, Niche Modern and Irving Farm choose to Think Dutchess.

Small business spotlight!

Founded in 2012, Dutchess County company @drinkmoregood has since expanded to a more than 20,000 sq. ft #iParkCity facility to meet the demand for its locally produced products.

According to the NY Times, Poughkeepsie is undergoing a renaissance and “miniboom.”

Only a short train ride from NYC, #Poughkeepsie offers breathtaking views of the Hudson River, favorable housing and more. #ThinkDutchess

Dutchess County’s agribusiness industry is boosting our economy.

In fact, Dutchess County visitors spent $154 million in 2017 on our food and beverage businesses including Fishkill Farms, Millbrook Winery and more.

Learn about the project that will bring “a pipeline of medical expertise to the community.”

As part of the $545 million new hospital slated to open in spring 2020, Vassar Brothers’ Medical Center will introduce its first residency program this summer.

Want to celebrate Dutchess County’s arts, culture and community?

Tomorrow is your chance at First Friday Poughkeepsie, a monthly food, art and music festival celebration that unites our community.

First Friday Poughkeepsie

 

Why do major companies like @IBM #ThinkDutchess for data centers?

Dutchess County has all your #datacenter needs, with high-tech companies taking advantage of our proximity to urban markets, robust infrastructure and talent pool.

Think Dutchess for Data Centers | IBM Data Centers

Meet Four Brothers Drive In

The nation’s only drive-in theatre to have a full-service restaurant and theatre combination with electric car chargers. The best part? It’s located right here in #DutchessCounty.

Learn more about the award-winning, 30-acre winery that produces roughly 15,000 barrels of wine annually.

The Greylock Glass says Dutchess County’s Millbrook Winery is a “must-visit winery” and we couldn’t agree more.

https://www.greylockglass.com/2019/05/19/forget-everything-you-think-about-new-york-state-wine/

Shhh! It's a secret.

Your secluded paradise was in Dutchess County this whole time: #TheDutchess is a secret hotel and farm-to-table restaurant that sits on 252 rolling acres in the heart of Dutchess County. 🌳 Link in bio to discover more secrets about this Dutchess County business.

The Dutchess A Secret Luxury Hotel in Dutchess County, NY

Secure your tickets to the Innovation Challenge

Want to network with the best and brightest minds in the Hudson Valley? 💡 Join us for the 2019 Innovation Challenge, an entrepreneurial pitch competitor featuring four semi-finalists. #ThinkDutchessInnovation Challenge Tickets on sale now

Bellefield Development Partners Initiates Planning of Phase II to Include Second Hotel at Bellefield at Historic Hyde Park

With the first hotel of Bellefield at Historic Hyde Park under construction, the planning stages for phase II of the massive agritourism development in Dutchess County have
begun and it includes a second hotel and conference center.

Bellefield Development Partners Initiates Planning of Phase II to Include Second Hotel at Bellefield at Historic Hyde Park

Marist Silver Needle Runway: Fashion framed by inspiration and execution

Dutchess County-based Marist College successfully prepares its students for careers in fashion, merchandising, planning, product development and more. The annual Silver Needle Runway is just one example of its hands-on education offerings. 

Discover the energy that's fueling growth in up-and-coming Poughkeepsie.

More than $1 billion in development projects underway, Poughkeepsie is full of #Poughtential!

Poughkeepsie is poised for redevelopment with over $1 billion in development projects

In Dutchess County, you can pursue your passion while enjoying a high quality of life.

Just take it from the founder of Wickham Solid Wood Studio who chose to take her expertise for fine-crafted wood to Beacon, NY.

Jessica Wickham in Beacon, NY

Fortune 500 company ON Semiconductor is expanding in East Fishkill

ON Semiconductors is expanding its presence in NY with the acquisition of GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ manufacturing facility.ON Semiconductors expands in East Fishkill

Dutchess-Putnam metro area lead New York in overall job growth.

Dutchess-Putnam metro area marks 18 consecutive months of private sector job growth, reports US Department of Labor.Dutchess-Putnam leads New York in overall job growth

Cafe 40 & Co another offering to the developing Poughkeepsie community

Café 40 & Co. joins Poughkeepsie’s independent coffee scene at 40 Cannon-
adding another cool downtown business to the city. #ThinkDutchess ☕️
�� @poughkeepsiejournalCafe 40 at 40 Cannon in Poughkeespie is just another added benefit to the community.

Think Dutchess for Logistics

Top retail companies like GAp, Old Navy and Banana Republic choose to Think Dutchess for their distribution and logistics operations. Learn whyGap, Old Navy and Banana Republic Think DUtchess for logistics and distribution operations

Animal Balloon Collection Released at Hudson Valley Brewery

Animal Balloon Can Release at Hudson Valley Brewery

Plan Bee Brewery

Plan Bee Brewery

A stop at iPark to visit More Good

From Our Stories:

Patrick Oehler for The Poughkeepsie Journal captures Recess being canned at the More Good facility

Innovation Challenge Semi-Finalists Announced

We’ve named four semi-finalists of the next #ThinkDutchess Innovation Challenge. Link in bio to find out who is pitching in this year’s competition. 🏆

DYK? Dutchess County’s agribusiness sector is comprised of more than 1,700 businesses that create approximately 2,200 full-time jobs.
It looks like plastic, it works like plastic, but it’s hyper-compostable. Dutchess County-based startup @Loliware has innovated edible, seaweed straws to rival paper and plastic alternatives.
Congrats to@kingscourtbrewco, @millhousebrewery and The Brewery at @theculinaryinstituteofamerica for being recognized at the New York State Craft Beer Competition 🍻🏆
@goop spotlights Dutchess County company @malfattiglass for its unique and elegant products that are “the least bit cliché.”🍷
“Perhaps the most impressive new establishment around is Troutbeck,” reports @departuresmag. Learn about the leadership behind this world-class hospitality business at link in bio. 🏨 #ThinkDutchess
Rhinebeck Bank announces its support of the Poughkeepsie Innovation District with a $3 million loan fund.
Touring Bird features Walkway Over the Hudson

DYK? You can “experience the Hudson River from above,” thanks to @walkwayoverthehudson, the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge. Learn more.

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week highlights a growing $153.8 million food industry

Dutchess County’s $153.8 million food industry is on the rise, especially with this strong lineup of upcoming events, including #HVRestaurantWeek, craft beverage festivals and more. Learn more. (📷: @poughkeepsiejournal)

ONE UNIFIED VISION

A premier business-led organization, Think Dutchess Alliance for Business brings together 12 agency partners creating a one-stop shop for your site selection, financing, incentives, permitting and advocacy, strategic planning and counseling, marketing and networking needs.