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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. #ThinkDutchess
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.
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.
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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