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This Beacon location tops the list for best donuts in the state of New York!

It’s official! The best donuts in New York can be found at Glazed Over Donuts in the city of Beacon, NY, according to Insider and Yelp. 🍩 More delicious details about the Dutchess County small business. More at:

With its proximity to New York City, the Hudson Valley's higher education system is prepping young entrepreneurs to re-write fashion rules.

Dutchess County’s thriving agribusiness sector and excellent higher education institutions have made the Hudson Valley a fashion innovation hub for years. Young designers and entrepreneurs at schools like Marist College use local resources and sustainable materials to rewrite the rules of the fashion industry.


Dutchess County native, Jessica O Matthews' tech company, Uncharted Power, just announced a new Innovation Facility in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Building on a long history of innovation and technology, the City of Poughkeepsie continues to attract the attention of entrepreneurs and innovators from near and far.  Read more about how the company plans to “go global by starting local” in a city enticing entrepreneurs.

Re-Liive the 2019 Business Excellence Awards

This year, business leaders and companies in Dutchess County showed us what success looks like. Read about last month’s 2019 Think Dutchess Business Excellence Awards, where we celebrated six winners who represent the many success stories of our thriving local economy. 🏆 #ThinkDutchess

An all-star team is innovating in Dutchess County's growing craft beverage sector.

The Vale Fox, a new distillery in LaGrange, NY, is on a mission to disrupt the craft spirit industry and bring a new class of American single malt whiskey to bars and restaurants across the nation. Learn about the new distillery HERE:

Relaxation reinvigorates the economy.

The long-awaited Mirbeau Inn and Spa recently held its grand opening. With 50 rooms and a world-class restaurant, the 12,000 sq. ft. resort will create jobs and boost our region’s economy.

Mirbeau Inn Spa in Rhinebeck Ribbon Cutting

Why a sweet tooth is means big business for Dutchess

Halloween is almost upon us, and small businesses like Samuel’s Sweet Shop in Rhinebeck, NY are going all-out to satisfy Dutchess County’s sweet tooth. Read more about the deliciously spooky creations here. 👻

What are your favorite memories at the Walkway Over the Hudson?

Since opening 10 years ago, the Walkway Over the Hudson has hosted more than five million visitors and generated tens of millions of dollars for the regional economy annually. Learn more about the bridge’s economic impact and history here.

More than 5 million visitors each year take advantage of Dutchess County's Walkway over the Hudson

What Dutchess-based entrepreneur was dubbed “the next Elon Musk” by Tony Robbins?

Unlimited Tomorrow founder Easton LaChappelle is creating the future of prosthetics. Take a behind the scenes look at an upcoming YouTube Spotlight about the entrepreneur and the Dutchess County-based startup. #ThinkDutchess

Dutchess County entrepreneur Easton LaChappelle with Tony Robbins and his groundbreaking prosthetic arm.

It’s National Manufacturing Day!

From On Semiconductors to IBM, top companies are expanding and developing high-tech facilities in Dutchess County’s fast-growing
advanced manufacturing sector. Learn more about our newest innovator in the area.

Celebrate national manufacturing day and learn about the innovators in Dutchess County

Tourism revenue booms

In 2018, Dutchess County visitors generated $642 million for our economy and supported more than 11,000 jobs, according to a new report by Tourism Economics. Learn more here.

Tourism in DUtchess COunty Booms- Visitora at Walkway Over the Hudson

Fortune Magazine highlights IBM.

“Since the 1950s, IBM has made its monolithic mainframe computers, the product for which it is most famous, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.” Learn more HERE:

Fortune magazine highlights IBM Poughkeepsie's new Quantum Computing Center

Think Dutchess for education:

Dutchess County’s Marist has once again been recognized as a top ten Best Regional University-North, according to the 2020 ranking from U.S. News Education. It also received high scores in key categories like innovation, teaching and value. #ThinkDutchess

Last week, @IBM unveiled the Poughkeepsie-made IBMZ.

Link in bio to learn how Forbes details the high-tech company’s newest enterprise platform-which was developed right here in Dutchess County- “extending its relevance into the secure hybrid cloud future.”  #ThinkDutchess

IBM Z Made in Poughkeepsie

'Tis the season for apple picking.

From Fishkill Farms to Barton Orchards, Dutchess County boasts a wide array of farms and agribusinesses that produce high quality
products while supporting our local economy. Link in bio for more info.

Did you know? The founder of @thevalefox left behind a career in finance to start a craft beverage business.

Today, the Dutchess County-based distillery is a key part of our food & beverage industry. Read the full story from Forbes. #ThinkDutchess

Great news for higher education in Dutchess County!

Dutchess Community College will open a state-of-the-art satellite campus in fall 2020. The new 47,000 sq. ft. facility will house 18 advanced classrooms for biology, computer science and more, further advancing higher education in our region. Learn more.

Dutchess Comunity College New Fishkill Campus

Poughkeepsie’s Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital Is Turning into a Gargantuan Live-Work-Play Community

Poughkeepsie’s former Hudson River State Hospital site will soon be transformed into a stunning live-work-play community that will include 350,000 square feet of commercial space and add hundreds of jobs for our local economy. Hudson Valley Magazine shares more details. 


Meet the 2019 Business Excellence Awards Winners!

Congratulations to the 2019 Business Excellence Awards winners: Accessadoor; DutchessSCORE; Earth, Wind and Fuego; S&O Construction Services; iPark 84!

New Rhinebeck Development

“For years, Rhinebeck has been an alluring community for residents and tourists alike,” says @chronogram. We couldn’t agree more! Learn about Rhinebeck’s latest housing project that is now the final stage of development. #ThinkDutchess

Small Business success story: 4th State Metals

After outgrowing its facility in Brooklyn, award-winning creative design and machinery firm @4thstatellc relocated to Dutchess County for its business-friendly environment and strategic location.

It’s #NationalFarmersMarketWeek!

More than 1,700 businesses in Dutchess County employ approximately 2,200 full-time jobs on nearly 700 farms. 🌽 Learn more about our region’s $50 million agribusiness industry.

International Beer Day!

This #InternationalBeerDay, we’re celebrating #DutchCraftBev producers that support our regional economy and create one-of-a-kind products right here in the Hudson Valley.🍺 Link in bio to learn more about these unique local businesses. #ThinkDutchess

From humble beginnings.

Dutchess County’s Adams Fairacre Farms came from humble beginnings in 1919. Today, 100 years later, it’s a thriving enterprise with multiple locations and plans to expand further.

Time is running out!

Only one week left to nominate a Dutchess County business or Nonprofit for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards. Nominations close July 31, 2019. Nominate today!

One County. Three Drive-Ins

Dutchess County is the only county in New York with three drive-ins, including @fourbrothersdrivein. See why HERE: 🚗📽🍕

Social Entrepreneurship and Technology

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.

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)


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