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State Looking for Shovel-Ready Projects

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s new “Focused Attraction of Shovel-Ready Tracts New York” grant program recently got the attention of Site Selection Magazine. Known as FAST NY, Empire State Development will provid ...

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Streamlining the Process, Design-Build Construction is on the Rise; LeChase Aims to be East Coast Leader

By Jim McKenna Increasingly, developers are finding a more cost-effective and efficient way to build all kinds of projects, from major infrastructure and government-led projects to industrial, ma ...

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Gov. Hochul Announces $200 Million in Funding To Revitalize Downtown Areas Across NY State

NEW YORK—New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on July 13 a total of $200 million in funding for two major revitalization initiatives: NY Forward, a new program aimed at rejuvenating smaller and rural ...

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Proactively Manage Financial Reporting & Forecasting During Uncertain Times

By Mike Turturro, Managing Partner – RBT CPAs No doubt, uncertainties stemming from the impact of inflation, supply chain issues, labor shortages, and more have you focusing on every aspect of yo ...

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Five Questions with Darlene Monzo, Chief Marketing Officer, Genting America’s East

The following article first appeared in the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors newspaper Real Estate In-Depth. Editor John Jordan interviewed Darlene Monzo, Chief Marketing Officer, Genting Americ ...

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How to Turn a ‘No Project’ Into a ‘Yes Project’

By Dan Depew Featured in Construction Contractors Association of the Hudson Valley’s On the Level Magazine “No.” This one word is often the response to nearly every project proposal in ...

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Perfect Timing

By Maureen Halahan Last month, the Orange County Partnership announced the launch of what I believe is a cutting edge and forward-thinking program called Site Inventory Program (SIP) that will pr ...

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Orange County Partnership Launches Program to Obtain Key Information on Available Properties Countywide

GOSHEN, N.Y. (JUNE 2022)—Today, the Orange County Partnership officially launched its “Site Inventory Program” (SIP) that will over the coming months, seek municipal government input from across Orang ...

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Report: Drones Fast Becoming a Tech Must in Real Estate

If you thought drones are a passing technology fad, think again!Statistics from the Federal Aviation Administration clearly show that drone usage for commercial, recreational and military applications ...

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Report: In This Volatile Economy, Planning is Critical for CRE Occupiers

The U.S. economy is facing significant headwinds, particularly rising inflation, continued supply chain bottlenecks, as well as increased labor and material costs. A recently released report by commer ...

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Orange County Partnership Honors Montgomery Supervisor With Organization’s Top Award—Most Valuable Partner

TOWN OF WALLKILL, N.Y. (JUNE 7, 2022) –A crowd of 350 business, civic and political leaders from Orange County and the Hudson Valley were on hand on June 7th for the Orange County Partnership’s Annual ...

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Orange County Partnership’s Eckert Named New York State’s ‘Rising Star’ by New York State Economic Development Council

GOSHEN, N.Y. (JUNE 2022)—The Orange County Partnership is pleased to announce that Conor Eckert, the Senior Development Officer and Vice President of Business Attraction for the Orange County Partners ...

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Study Finds No Major Impact on School Enrollment From Recent Multifamily Development Projects

The Orange County Partnership felt that investors, developers, municipal and school district officials should take note of a recently released study of multifamily development projects in affluent Wes ...

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PSC Approves Green Energy Projects Valued at More Than $8 Billion

ALBANY—The New York State Public Service Commission on April 14th approved contracts with Clean Path New York LLC for its Clean Path NY project and H.Q. Energy Services Inc. for its Champlain Hudson P ...

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New York State Awards Food Bank of Hudson Valley $10.7 Million to Build New Facility in Montgomery

By John Jordan ALBANY—New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on April 25th a $10.7-million award to Food Bank of the Hudson Valley for the construction of a new 40,000-square-foot food distribution ...

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Regional Director of New York State DEC Meets with ABG to Discuss Wetlands Regs.

More than 100 members and guests of the Alliance for Balanced Growth were on hand for a highly informative meeting with key leaders of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Reg ...

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Gov. Hochul Earmarks Up to $1 Billion for Route 17 Third-Lane Expansion

By John Jordan The most consequential economic development project for the mid-Hudson Valley region in decades is not a major corporate relocation, a large lease deal or a new massive warehouse d ...

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City of Newburgh Issues Two Request for Proposals To Redevelop a Host of City-Owned Properties

NEWBURGH—The City of Newburgh has recently issued two Request for Proposals (RFPs) that represent what it terms are “exciting and unique development opportunities” for several city-owned properties, i ...

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Orange County IDA Launches Shovel Ready Development Site Initiative With RFQ Release

The Orange County Industrial Development Agency in an attempt to secure new shovel-ready development sites has launched an initiative aimed at creating the link between infrastructure, zoning, land us ...

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Orange County Exec. Neuhaus Makes Key Staff Changes

Orange County Executive Neuhaus reported recently a number of key staff changes.The changes are as follows: Orange County Attorney Langdon Chapman will be named Commissioner of Human Resources; Former ...

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More Good News for New York Stewart International Airport

On March 9, ultra-low fare carrier Frontier Airlines announced it will launch nonstop service between New York Stewart International Airport and two unserved destinations: Atlanta and Raleigh-Durham b ...

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New Report Says Future Lies in Conversion of Outdated Office Space to Medical, Life Science, Multifamily Uses

A recently released report by NAIOP points to the conversion of outdated and underutilized office space into medical, life science and multifamily uses will be critical in the reduction of bloated off ...

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Rising Inflation Has Not Yet Caused Consumers to Curtail Spending

Commercial brokerage firm Cushman & Wakefield has taken a deep dive into the troubling topic of inflation and has come to some very interesting conclusions about the reasons behind its rise and ho ...

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Supply Chain Disruptions, Escalating Costs Could Mean Feast or Famine for Construction Industry in 2022

By Construction Contractors AssociationJames Decker is trying to make sense of an email that he received from a supplier that is all too commonplace these days. Decker, the Purchasing Manager for ...

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Hudson Valley Business, Industry Leaders Rally for Route 17 Expansion Project Funding

By John JordanBusiness, political and labor leaders at a rally for the expansion of Route 17 seemed to all agree that the project is nearing the finish line but there is still work to do. In fact, one ...

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