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Orange County Partnership Stages 35th Annual Event

Approximately 550 people gathered at the Barn at Villa Venezia in the Town of Wallkill for the Orange County Partnership’s 35th Annual Event on Dec. 7. The 2021 Annual Event was highlighted by th ...

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Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress Appoints Bosch its President, CEO

NEWBURGH—The Board of Directors at Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress has announced the appointment of Adam Bosch to be the organization’s next president and chief executive officer. Bosch, a lifelong ...

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Entering 2022 on a More Positive Note

By Maureen HalahanLooking at the national economy and the business climate for Orange County in 2022, it would be easy for me to focus on the headwinds we face, such as inflation, supply chain problem ...

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Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Appoints Daniel J. Maughan As President and CEO

CORNWALL–Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall has named Daniel J. Maughan, RN, FNP-C as its President and Chief Executive Officer effective Jan. 1. Maughan was unanimously appointed by the MSLC’s Board ...

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Pilong Takes Over Helm at Garnet Health

With the New Year came a change at the top at Garnet Health. Effective Jan. 1, Alfred E. Pilong, Jr. began his tenure as President and CEO of Garnet Health, which includes Garnet Health Medical Center ...

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Brokers, NAR Bullish on Commercial Markets for 2022 Despite Pandemic

In their latest forecasts for the commercial real estate markets in 2022, brokerage firms CBRE and JLL, as well as the National Association of Realtors, are upbeat on the prospects for most sectors of ...

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Warwick Office Tech Park Project Reaps Tremendous Return on Investment

During the approval process when some applicants seek public benefits for their development projects, citizens rightly question what the return on investment will be in coming years. A major success s ...

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Exciting Commercial Projects in Orange County Secure CFA Funding Awards

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced in November that more than $81 million was awarded to support 97 priority projects across New York State through the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) i ...

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Gov. Hochul Calls for Environmental Study of Future Conversion of Route 17 to I-86

Study Will Include Third Lane Option on Route 17By John Jordan ALBANY—The prospect of major upgrades—including the construction of what business and government leaders say is a much-needed third ...

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New Joint Employer Rules You Need to Know

By Michael Turturro, CPA - Managing Partner - RBT CPA's No one ever said being a contractor would be easy. Rewarding? Yes. A breeze? Far from it. Consider all of the parties involved in any given ...

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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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