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Economic Forecasts are a Mixed Bag

Forecasts for the hoped-for recovery of the U.S. and New York State economies are mixed with some offering optimistic views that a recovery is now in the works and will pick up steam in the third and ...

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Keep Calm! The Road to Recovery Starts with Tourism

As the world opens back up for business, many companies are adjusting to the “new normal” as they navigate their operations to accommodate health and safety guidelines. Inherently, the tourism is abou ...

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County Releases RFPs on Camp LaGuardia and Newburgh Properties

In a recent June 24th press release, Orange County announced that it had issued a Request for Proposals  (RFP) to developers and investors for the purchase of the massive Camp LaGuardia property ...

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Back on Track: Progress Post-COVID Shut Down

With the Mid-Hudson poised to enter phase four of the state’s reopening process by July 7, the Orange County Partnership reports that developers have once again assembled work crews to commence constr ...

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Major Health Care Provider Sees Name Change As Embracing its Commitment to Excellence

Earlier this month, employees began to change the signage of buildings at the health care provider’s flagship hospital property in Middletown and at its other holdings in Orange and Sullivan counties ...

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Affordable Housing Development IS Economic Development

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, there are reports that downstate residents and businesses are looking to relocate to safer and less expensive locations, including the Mid-Hudson Valley.  ...

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It's a Matter of Dollars and Sense

The Partnership recently hosted a virtual Alliance for Balanced Growth (ABG) meeting which was well attended by our members and many guests. The Alliance for Balanced Growth (ABG) is a standing commit ...

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The New Office Normal Will be a ‘Total Workplace Ecosystem’

Global commercial brokerage firm Cushman & Wakefield recently tackled the complex issue of how offices will operate once the coronavirus pandemic is behind us and the challenges businesses will fa ...

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Developers Beginning to Recognize the Need for Family-Oriented Rental Housing

The Urban Land Institute Terwilliger Center for Housing and real estate advisory firm RCLCO collaborated on a report entitled “Family Renter Housing: A Response to the Changing Growth Dynamics of the ...

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Freight Railroads Help Keep Our Shelves Stocked During Pandemic

During the pandemic, citizens rightfully have acknowledged the efforts and courage of health care, law enforcement and first responders.  One sector that is often overlooked are those engaged in ...

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COVID-19 Case Study: Task Force Makes Recommendations to Fuel Economic Growth Post Pandemic

As Orange County and the Mid-Hudson region begins phase two of the reopening process for the economy, business, government agencies and economic development groups throughout the region are looking at ...

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Tech, Communications Firms Studying Effectiveness of Work at Home Policies

Orange County received some welcome news earlier this month when Charter Communications announced it was significantly expanding its Spectrum-residential Internet call center in the Town of Wallkill.& ...

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Secret Formula for Success

By Maureen HalahanEconomic Development professionals are responsible for attracting new opportunities to support the economy and create jobs for our respective jurisdictions. The Orange County Partner ...

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Central Hudson Details $1 Million ‘Back to Business’ Program for Small Businesses

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. has launched a “Back to Business” funding program and is committing up to $1 million in economic development support to provide local small businesses with gran ...

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Real Estate Sales Down Due to COVID-19 Restrictions; Executives Hopeful for Quick Turnaround in Phase 2

The Spring Regional Housing Market Report just released by the Center for Housing Solutions & Community Initiatives notes that sales volume is down across the region due to restrictions imposed by ...

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Gov. Cuomo Says State Must ‘Think Big’ and Rebuild Infrastructure to Stimulate U.S. Economy

By John JordanNEW YORK—Harkening back to America’s past, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said recently that with the nation’s economy crippled from the Coronavirus, now is the time to make major infrastructure inve ...

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ULI Predicts Short-Lived Pandemic-Induced Recession

Not all forecasts are predicting doom and gloom for the real estate markets due to the significant economic impacts caused by the ongoing Novel Coronavirus pandemic. The Urban Land Institute, whi ...

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Charting a Path to Future Prosperity

A Message From the President & CEO - Maureen HalahanDear Orange County Partnership Investors & Supporters,Let’s face it, we’ve been through a lot. We miss human contact and the freedoms that w ...

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Two of the Largest Commercial Projects in Orange County History Begin Construction

Site work has commenced on two of the largest warehouse-distribution facilities ever to be built in Orange County. The two build-to-suit developments in Montgomery for Amazon and Medline, involve ...

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Orange County Businesses Receive More Than $200M in Paycheck Protection Program Funding

Orange County announced recently that county businesses have received or are expected to receive more than $200 million from the first and second rounds of the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP ...

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Companies May Choose Suburban Markets in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

A recently released report by REIS Real Estate Solutions by Moody’s Analytics suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic will prompt some companies to “reimagine” their office holdings and decrease, and even ...

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Report Suggests Logistics Sector Will Get Even Stronger in Years to Come

By John Jordan Orange County, which was already a very strong warehouse/distribution/logistics market prior to the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic with two major facilities now under constructi ...

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Three Upstate Regions Likely to Begin Reopening on Friday; Heroes Act Would Provide $500B to States

Earlier this week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his daily COVID-19 briefing gave a preview of the likely regions that will be allowed to start a phased re-opening of their economies, noting that the ...

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It’s Time to Fix What’s Broken and Focus on Our Future Prosperity

During these challenging times as we creatively find new ways to conduct business in isolation, we must prepare for the next chapter post-isolation. Most of us are drafting plans and formulating a roa ...

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Can Technology Change the Way We Do Site Selection?

By Jeannette GoldsmithVice President, Strategic Development GroupLike many Americans, I have been working from a home office for the last four weeks. As a professional site selection consultant, whose ...

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