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Mid-Hudson

Contact Linda Malave
Industry Contact Regional Director Linda Malave

Live, Work and Play in a Vibrant Business Climate

The Mid-Hudson region spans seven counties – Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester – and is one of New York State’s most vibrant business environments. Its geographic location, as well as its cultural, historic, and recreational assets, positions the region as a unique place to live, work and play. Access to quality educational institutions and a talented workforce enhance the area’s high quality of life, making the Mid-Hudson region a great place to grow. 

Key Industries in the Mid-Hudson

Biotech and Life Sciences

Investment in biotech research and development, life science companies and talent, is building this world-class New York State industry.
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Agribusiness

New York State agribusiness, supporting leading companies, is fueled by farms, rich natural resources and innovative agricultural startups.
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Craft Beverage

Breweries, wineries, distilleries and cideries are booming in New York State with support that has fueled craft beverage industry growth.
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Tourism

Record numbers of visitors to New York State’s diverse regions—from the Adirondacks to Montauk—create jobs and a sizable economic impact.
With its rich history, natural beauty, and cultural treasures, the Mid-Hudson region has long been a crown jewel for our state that has welcomed new residents and visitors for years.
Kathy Hochul, NYS Governor
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The Mid-Hudson region has about 40 colleges and universities that contribute to its highly educated workforce and support the region’s industry strengths – agriculture, biotech and life sciences, distribution, film and TV, green energy and technologies, manufacturing, research and innovation, and tourism – to create a diverse and strong business environment. 

Walkway Over the Hudson, Dutchess and Ulster Counties

The Mid-Hudson region boasts natural beauty, rich history and culture, agritourism, and wide range of entertainment venues. Among many attractions is Storm King Art Center in Orange County, a 500-acre outdoor museum, featuring beautiful outdoor exhibits and gorgeous landscaping; state parks such as the Minnewaska State Park Preserve, a 22,000+ acre preserve in Ulster County, featuring several waterfalls, lakes, and miles of footpaths for visitors to enjoy; and the Walkway Over the Hudson in Dutchess and Ulster Counties, a former railroad bridge built in 1889 and reopened as a pedestrian walkway in 2009, spanning the Hudson River and attracting more than 600,000 visitors annually.

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Recent regional initiatives include the Mid-Hudson Momentum Fund. In an effort to respond to the Governor’s call for increased housing availability, the $150M Mid-Hudson Momentum Fund was established to help communities address critical needs of affordable and equitable housing and grow local infrastructure to ensure the region continues to be a great destination for families, workers, businesses, and visitors. 

Mid-Hudson By The Numbers

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77,000+

public and private employers in the region 

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$674M

Invested in the region through the Regional Economic Development Council since 2011 

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$5.2B

spent by visitors in 2021

Population 2024

Labor Force Status 2024

Age Distribution 2024

Education Attainment 2024

 

Data source: ZoomProspector (Applied Geographic Solutions)

Doing Business in the Mid-Hudson Region

Construction of the New NY Bridge in New York's Mid-Hudson Region.

Tax-Based Incentives

All forms of tax incentives that enable savings and cost advantages to businesses.
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Operational Support

Programs offering assistance or training to ensure more competitive businesses.
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Growth Support

Funds, loans and other means of financial support to stimulate business growth.
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Innovation Development Support

Leverage New York State’s unparalleled investment in world-class tech assets, programs and expertise to grow your business.

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.

Mid-Hudson Momentum Fund

The $150M Mid-Hudson Momentum Fund supports mixed-use housing and infrastructure projects throughout the Mid-Hudson Region to help communities meet growing infrastructure needs.

Regional Office

The Mid-Hudson regional office works hand-in-hand with new and existing businesses to help identify economic development programs to support business growth and expansion—for building new facilities, relocating a business, expanding operations and workforce and entering new and global markets.