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Cushman & Wakefield Identifies Five Key U.S. Labor Market Trends Impacting CRE

In a comprehensive report that detailed how the pandemic has affected hiring in the private sector, Rebecca Rockey, global head of economic analysis and forecasting for commercial brokerage firm Cushm ...

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NY State Selects Two Green Projects Valued at $8.2 Billion

In a major step to convert the state’s energy grid to green, New York State has selected two major green energy infrastructure projects that will cost $8.2 billion to develop and help bring wind, sola ...

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Stewart Airport’s Showing Signs of Rebound

While the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey continues to try to bolster passenger air service at New York Stewart International Airport, other facets of operations at the New Windsor-based air ...

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Final Route 17 Third Lane Expansion Project Report to be Released by End of October

The long-awaited recommendations by the New York State Department of Transportation on whether to proceed and seeking funding for the addition of a third lane on Route 17 is nearly at hand. The c ...

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Green Thumb Industries Breaks Ground on $150 Million Cannabis Campus in Warwick

The evolution of the cannabis industry in Orange County took a major step forward recently with the groundbreaking of a major project at the former Mid-Orange Correctional Facility property in the Tow ...

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Investors Lining Up to Build New Projects in Orange County

Anyone questioning the strength of the Orange County economy got an almost overwhelming excess of positive data from business and economic development experts at the Orange County Partnership’s Invest ...

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Five Questions With Maureen Halahan

Recently, I was interviewed by the editor of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors newspaper Real Estate In-Depth as part of that publication’s annual supplement on Orange County. I discussed a h ...

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U.S. Office Markets Showing Some Improvement

Second quarter job growth and a rise in tour activity signal that the U.S. office market may be moving toward stabilization, according to brokerage firm Transwestern’s most recent report. Despite the ...

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Commercial Brokerage Firms Agree that Industrial and Logistics Markets are Primed for Growth

In separate reports, commercial brokerage firms Transwestern and JLL each predicted that the industrial real estate and the logistics sectors will continue to outperform other real estate markets in t ...

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NYSERDA to Green Light 1,500 MW of Renewable Energy Projects in the Fall

Earlier this year the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) issued Request for Proposals for its Tier 4 large scale energy renewal program that will specifically look to ...

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Position Paper: NY Scrambles to Meet Lofty Energy and Climate Goals

There’s no shortage of challenging news these days. The unprecedented pandemic and the continual impact it has on our business community, schools, workplaces and neighbors can understandably feel all- ...

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Mall Operators Turn to Housing to Generate Additional Traffic

Few businesses have undergone as many seismic changes in recent years as the enclosed mall industry. Where "big box" stores once stood, developers have created a mix of retail, dining, entertainment a ...

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Not Fake News

By Maureen Halahan - Orange County Partnership, President & CEOIn this era of “alternative facts” and “fake news” it is sometimes extremely difficult to debate a point even when you have “facts” o ...

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The VMJR Companies, LLC. named a leading contractor.

Qualified Remodeler Magazine has released its 2021 list of the 500 leading renovation contractors. The Glens Falls, NY-based, VMJR Companies, LLC., a Capital Region leader in historic restoration is a ...

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Job Market Improving, but Worker Shortages Persist

Predicting job market trends in the era of COVID is difficult at best, if not impossible. While the state, region and Orange County have seen dramatic declines in unemployment rates since the economy ...

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St. Anthony Community Hospital Now Offers Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Replacement Surgery

St. Anthony Community Hospital, a member of WMCHealth, recently announced it now offers robotic-arm assisted total knee replacement procedures. Robotic-arm assisted surgery assists surgeons by making ...

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Orange County Partnership Honored by Graphic Design USA - American Inhouse Design Award!

For 58 years, Graphic Design USA has sponsored competitions that spotlight areas of growth and opportunity. Their “In-House” Awards is the original premier showcase for outstanding work by inhouse des ...

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Longtime Realtor Executive Ann Garti Retires

One of the region’s longtime real estate leaders, Ann Garti, recently announced her retirement. Garti served for more than three decades as the chief executive officer of the Orange County Association ...

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NAIOP: Commercial Real Estate Operating Conditions Improve, but Supply Shortages Delay Projects, Raise Costs

Although business conditions have improved for commercial real estate, according to the most recent COVID-19 impact survey conducted by NAIOP, 86.6% of developers now report delays or shortages in con ...

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Sharp Increase in Inflation Rate in June Has Some Economists Concerned

The nation’s rate of inflation last month surprised many, but the Federal Reserve says that inflation is transitionary and not cause for alarm. On July 13, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics rep ...

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Home Sales in Hudson Valley Region Continue Strong Recovery from COVID-19 Impacts

Residential home sales in the lower Hudson Valley for the second quarter of 2021 continued a remarkable recovery from the depths of the COVID-19 crisis a year ago, with every county in the region demo ...

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County Executive Neuhaus Says Route 17 Expansion is Vital for Hudson Valley Region

By John Jordan Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus in a recent interview said that if Congress passes a large federal infrastructure bill, one of the first projects in New York State that shoul ...

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LEGOLAND New York Opens All Seven Themed Lands at $500-Million Resort

The multi-year campaign to bring a $500-million theme park to Orange County came to fruition. Successful negotiations with town Boards, the advocacy by the Orange County Partnership, Orange County Exe ...

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Construction Commences on Ambitious Craft-Artisan Village Project in Newburgh

The first dirt has been turned on a project that will create a unique craft and artisan village in Newburgh’s East End Historic District. A groundbreaking ceremony for the $1.6-million Thornwillo ...

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NYSDOT Study Estimates Route 17 Expansion Cost Between $245 Million to $1 Billion

By John Jordan Editor’s Note: This article originally was published in the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors newspaper Real Estate In-Depth. An ongoing study on the costs of improvement ...

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