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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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Priceless

The core of the Orange County Partnership’s mission is to bring quality projects that produce good-paying jobs and needed tax revenue to municipalities, school districts and the county. A lot of our w ...

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State Launches ‘FAST NY’ Shovel-Ready Grant Program

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced at the New York State Economic Development Council Conference in Albany on Feb. 28, plans for the new “Focused Attraction of Shovel-Ready Tracts” New York (FAST NY ...

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Some Simple Advice on How Young and Old Can Become or Remain Digitally Relevant

Veteran business and economic development consultant Dean Barber believes that smaller communities can, and should, take advantage of the digital technology transformation that is currently providing ...

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NAIOP Forecasts Another Banner Year for Industrial Market in 2022

Orange County, which has seen explosive growth in the industrial/e-commerce sectors, can expect demand to continue to be strong for new projects in 2022.A report released on Feb. 24 by NAIOP predicts ...

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Governor Hochul Signs Conditional Cannabis Cultivation Bill

In another piece of good news for the burgeoning cannabis industry in New York State, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Feb. 22 she had signed legislation creating a new Conditional Adult-use Cannabis Cu ...

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Route 17 Widening Project Gains Momentum

At press time, officials with the 17-Forward-86 Coalition were finalizing plans to stage a press conference at the Galleria at Crystal Run to urge the immediate launch of an environmental review of th ...

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Commercial Brokers in Region Can Take Advantage of Many Opportunities in Post-COVID Market in 2022

By John JordanWHITE PLAINS—A team of commercial real estate brokers from the New York City/Hudson Valley market that were part of a recent virtual panel hosted by the Hudson Gateway Association of Rea ...

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County Re-Issues RFP for Sale of Camp LaGuardia Property; Submittal Deadline April 15

After a Request for Proposals (RFP) in 2020 to sell the more than 258-acre Camp LaGuardia property that is located in the villages of Chester and Blooming Grove failed to find a viable buyer, Orange C ...

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Orange County Partnership to Add Montgomery IDA’s Eckert As Senior Development Officer, VP of Business Attraction

The Orange County Partnership is pleased to announce today that Conor Eckert will join the not-for-profit economic development organization as Senior Development Officer and Vice President of Business ...

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Statement from Orange County Partnership President and CEO Maureen Halahan on the Appointments of Dr. Marsha Gordon and Dr. Kristine Young as Co-Chairs of the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council.

“I applaud the appointments of Business Council of Westchester President and CEO Dr. Marsha Gordon and SUNY Orange President Dr. Kristine Young as Co-Chairs of the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Develop ...

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How the Wage Theft Bill is Changing the Construction Industry in 2022

By Susan L. Howell – Partner, RBT CPAs The New Year brings with it new opportunities for growth, new projects to begin, and also, new laws to follow. In 2021, New York State passed legislation th ...

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Site Selection Trends Point to Suburban Preference

Ron Starner, Executive Vice President of Conway Inc., in an article in Site Selection Magazine, says that site selectors across the country are once again predicting that supply-chain tightening, remo ...

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