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


Growth in Craft Breweries, with 54 licensed craft breweries added in the region since 2012


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 $4.5 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.
  • As of the third quarter of 2018, there were more than 60,000 people employed by 5,300+ food and beverage businesses in the Mid-Hudson Region. The number of craft beverage manufacturers in the region has grown from 61 in 2012 to 154 in 2017.
  • Economic growth is evident in many areas:
    • Energy Square – The $22-million Energy Square project will replace a dilapidated, vacant bowling alley in Midtown Kingston, with a net-zero mixed-use development that will include 57 affordable residential units, more than 11,000 square feet of civic and commercial space and an elevated urban park. The project is expected to be completed in early 2020.
    • Amy’s Kitchen – a family-owned organic food manufacturer of sustainable organic and non-GMO food products, has broken ground at its 389,000-square-foot facility in the Town of Goshen. This $95 million project will enable the creation of 680 jobs with potential for future growth.
    • LEGOLAND New York – The $500 million theme park, geared toward families with children ages 2-12, is under construction and scheduled to open in spring of 2020. The Park is expected to attract more than 2 million annual visitors to the region.

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