Position your business for the future.

Proximity is everything

The Mid-Hudson region, spanning seven counties, borders New York City, as well as major Northeast markets. The region has a multitude of development opportunities and a diverse economic base. Businesses of every size can take advantage of the region’s multiple railways, interstate highways and easily-accessible airports. Discover a region that is steeped in history with a focus on the future.


Visitors to the Mid-Hudson Region in 2017


patents awarded in the Mid-Hudson Region from 2011-2015


Invested in the region through the Regional Economic Development Council since 2012

Key facts

Here’s a look at the reasons why businesses of all kinds are thriving in the Mid-Hudson region:

  • The Mid-Hudson region has 30+ colleges and universities that contribute to its highly educated workforce.
  • The region’s scenic beauty and recreational experiences, local agriculture, unique food and beverage producers, arts, culture and history combined to generate more than $4.3 billion in visitor spending in 2017.
  • The anchors of the Mid-Hudson economy – biotech and life sciences, agribusiness and food and beverage, and advanced manufacturing – are supplemented by many other industries including film and television, financial services and international business, forming a diverse and strong business environment.
  • At the close of the 3rd Quarter of 2018, there were more than 60,000 people employed by over 5,300 food and beverage businesses in the Mid-Hudson Region. The number of craft beverage manufacturers in the Mid-Hudson Region has gone from 61 in 2012 to 154 in 2017.
  • Economic growth is evident in many areas:
    • The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge – a $3.98 billion project to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge – opened its first span in August 2017.
    • The Vassar Brothers Medical Center Patient Pavilion – a $545 million project to expand and modernize the hospital’s existing campus to bring state-of-the-art medical care to Poughkeepsie – is believed to be the largest construction project in the city’s history.
    • Resorts World Catskills – a $1.2 billion project set to open in March 2018 – will feature an over 100,000-square-foot casino, an 18-story all-suite hotel, 10 bar and restaurant experiences, two indoor pools, a spa and salon, and year-round entertainment.

The Mid-Hudson regional office works hand-in-hand with new and existing businesses to help identify program funding to support business growth and expansion. Below, explore the wide range of economic development programs that are available for building new facilities, relocating a business, expanding operations and workforce and entering new markets and international arenas.

Explore opportunities in the Mid-Hudson region

Visit the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council site to see strategic plans, current projects and the latest economic data, plus access funding applications and more.


Regional Office

Meghan Taylor
Regional Director
33 Airport Center Drive
Suite 201
New Windsor New York 12553
  • Mid-Hudson
(845) 567-4882