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Mid-Hudson

Contact Linda Malave
Industry Contact Regional Director Linda Malave

Live, work and play in a vibrant business climate – close to New York City

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 talented workforce. The combination of a high quality of life and a vibrant economy, within easy reach of New York City metropolitan area makes 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.
We are extremely proud to break ground on President Container’s 100,000-square-foot expansion at our state-of-the-art super plant in Wallkill, NY ... It’s great to run a business in this community when you have this level of support.
Larry Grossbard, Co-President, President Container Group

The Mid-Hudson region has 30+ colleges and universities that contribute to its highly educated workforce and support the region’s industry strengths: biotech and life sciences, agribusiness and food and beverage, and advanced manufacturing – supplemented by others, including film and television, financial services and international business, to create a diverse and strong business environment. 

Companies based in the region include Regeneron, headquartered in Tarrytown, Westchester County, and expanding elsewhere in NYS. This leading biotech company develops and manufactures medicines to treat serious diseases, from cancer to COVID-19. 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. The $420 million LEGOLAND New York theme park opened in 2021.

RUPCO’s Energy Square project

Recent regional projects include RUPCO’s $22-million Energy Square in Kingston, which replaces a vacant bowling alley in Midtown Kingston with a net-zero mixed-use development with affordable residential units, civic and commercial space and an elevated urban park. 

Mid-Hudson By The Numbers

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#2

 In NYS for number of Fortune 1000 company HQs

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$713.6M

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

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$5.55B

Tourist spending in 2019 

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.