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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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Guest Opinion: Connect New York State’s Two Power Grids to Drive Economic Development in NYC and Statewide

By Michael Oates The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) faces a major decision that could greatly impact all of New York’s economic recovery from COVID. Several ...

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In Mega-Deal, Private Equity Investors to Pump $30 Billion into Medline Industries

Medline Industries, Inc., which is investing approximately $120 million in its 1.3-million-square-foot distribution facility currently under construction in Montgomery, is poised to receive $30 billio ...

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Prevailing Investment Trends and Deal Breakers Post COVID

By Maureen HalahanI recently returned from the 2021 Site Selectors Guild Annual Conference and without question, it was refreshing to witness a sell-out crowd of mask-less, motivated and focused site- ...

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Smoking Out the Medical Marijuana Projects in Orange County

With the legalization of recreational marijuana now on the books in New York State, the Orange County Partnership fully expects the marijuana industry to grow here in the years to come. A growing ...

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Orange County Partnership Fetes its 2021 MVP Richard Golden

More than 300 political, business and civic leaders gathered at the West Hills Country Club in Middletown on June 8 to honor the Orange County Partnership’s 2021 Most Valuable Partner (MVP) veteran at ...

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Film Production Industry is ‘Big Business’ in Orange County

The old adage “Numbers don’t lie” definitely applies to the fact that the film/production industry is a burgeoning sector in Orange County and the Hudson Valley region. Amanda Dana, director of O ...

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U.S. and Global Investment Activity Forecast Brightens After Tough 2020

Commercial real estate brokerage firm CBRE recently released an analysis on global investment that chronicled the challenges investors faced in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but also detailed ...

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Site Selectors Bullish on Activity, Investment Prospects for 2021

A recent survey of site selectors indicates their collective belief that 2021 will feature renewed site selection activity, continued skilled labor shortages and a shakeup of the global supply chain. ...

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Should Your Company Make Vaccinations Mandatory

By Mike Turturro, RBT CPA's Have you considered making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory? If so, you’re not alone. Manufacturing workers have navigated uncertainty and unprecedented challenges sinc ...

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Garnet Continues Expansion Project; Opens New Practice in Revamped Goshen Retail Center

Garnet Health Medical Center and its affiliate Garnet Health Doctors reached new milestones recently on their respective expansion programs. On May 10, Garnet Health Doctors, formerly Orange Regi ...

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President Container Group Begins Construction On $40-Million Expansion in Orange County

By John Jordan President Container Group broke ground on April 21 on a $40-million expansion project that upon completion will make its Ballard Road complex in the Town of Wallkill one of the lar ...

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With Work at Home Policies Still in Place, 5G is ‘More Important Than Ever’

Commercial brokerage firm Cushman & Wakefield recently issued a briefing in its The Edge magazine that discussed the emergence and importance of 5G communications technology in light of work at ho ...

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Election, $1.9-Trillion Stimulus Brighten Industrial Outlook for 2021

During the height of the COVID-19 crisis, the industrial real estate market was the outlier, growing in spite and in some cases because of the pandemic. The growth of e-commerce and the need for ...

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Hotels Showing Signs of Recovery from COVID

As health and safety restrictions continue to be lifted across the nation, the hotel industry, which was battered by the coronavirus pandemic, is showing signs of improvement. Amanda Dana, direct ...

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