Mid-Hudson

Discover a vibrant business climate fueled by proximity to all.

Live. Work. Play.

 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 thanks to its geographic location, as well as its transportation, cultural, historical, recreational and human capital assets. The combination of a high quality of life and a vibrant economy makes the Mid-Hudson region a great place for many to live, work and play.  

$5.3B

Tourist spending in 2018

39.7%

Residents with at least a bachelor's degree

$713.6M

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

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 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 – RUPCO’s $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 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 2021. 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

James Kostenblatt
Deputy Director
33 Airport Center Drive
Suite 201
New Windsor New York 12553