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Orange County Partnership Investor Breakfast Event Honors Erin Boyce; Orlando Offers Frank Economic Outlook

More than 350 business, civic and political leaders gathered at the Villa Venezia in the Town of Wallkill on Oct. 4 for the Orange County Partnership’s annual Investor Breakfast event. The progra ...

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Advanced Manufacturer receives approval from City of Middletown Planning Board

The Orange County Partnership is pleased to announce that Poly Craft Industries, an advanced manufacturer, and printer of laminated and non-laminated plastic products has recently received final appro ...

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Major Warehouse Project in Wawayanda Clears Significant Hurdle

The Orange County Partnership is pleased to report that a major industrial project proposal in the Slate Hill section of the Town of Wawayanda can now move forward in the approval process. The Pl ...

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Orange County Looks to Tap into CHIPS and Science Act’s Benefits

The Orange County Partnership, in announcing its innovative Site Inventory Program (SIP) earlier this year, said the initiative was geared to ensure the county’s economic future. Based on the recent n ...

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Governor Commits to Route 17 Project but Confirms Environmental Review Will Take Until 2025 to Finish

By John Jordan ALBANY—New York Gov. Kathy Hochul confirmed on Oct. 5 previous published reports that the study of the $1-billion Route 17 expansion will take another three years to complete and t ...

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Orange County Hosts Highly Successful First Economic Summit

By John Jordan The first Orange County Economic Summit brought together key stakeholders, politicians, policy makers, economic development officials and business leaders who discussed a wide rang ...

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Investment is Coming in Many Forms

By Maureen HalahanWhen we launched our Resources & Results e-newsletter during the height of the pandemic, the Orange County Partnership’s goal was to bring new perspectives and economic developme ...

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Two Adjoining Middletown Hotels Sell for $34 Million

The Marriott Courtyard and Hampton Inn hotels on Crystal Run Crossing off Exit 122 of Route 17 in Middletown have been sold for $34 million. Brokerage firm Marcus & Millichap reported that th ...

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Overseas Jobs Returning to U.S. in Record Numbers

While the Federal Reserve attempts to slow down the U.S. economy to ward off a recession, the persistent U.S. strong job market is not just domestic. The number of overseas jobs returning to the Unite ...

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A Review of the Fall QPM: Long term planning and dynamic market activity

Our last Quarterly Project Meeting (QPM) included an update on strategy, market conditions, and projects in the pipeline. The key theme was focused on long term strategic planning particularly through ...

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Orange County to host Economic Summit on September 30th

MIDDLETOWN—Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus has announced that the county will be holding its first-ever Economic Summit on Friday, Sept. 30th at SUNY Orange in Middletown. The theme of the 2022 ...

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Workforce Development Offerings at SUNY Orange Expand to Key Growth Sectors

A critical facet of a region’s economic future is preparing its youth for the emerging occupations now and in the future. Recently, SUNY Orange announced key initiatives that will expand its offerings ...

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O.C. Executive Neuhaus Proposes Large Increase in Infrastructure Spending; Discusses Delays in Route 17 Expansion

In a recent exclusive interview with Real Estate In-Depth Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus discussed that in preparation of his annual budget address, he plans to significantly increase count ...

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Aging Warehouse Stock, Strong Demand Fueling Record Development Activity

A recently released report by commercial brokerage firm CBRE indicates that the average age of U.S. warehouses is 43 years and they do not possess the highly specialized facilities that logistics firm ...

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Seizing the Opportunity to Compete for High-Value Manufacturing Projects

By Maureen Halahan Globalization has long impacted the location decisions of manufacturing firms; many have decided to locate overseas over the last 20 years. Fast forward to 2022—global pandemic ...

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Key Factors that Companies Looking for New STEM Sector Locations Should Consider

The growth of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) sector has been impressive both in the U.S., New York State and in the greater Hudson Valley. Labor analysts predict that the growt ...

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When Politics and Real Estate Collide

While corporate real estate executives frequently interact with elected officials in order to secure municipal approvals or incentives for new building projects, sometimes controversial legislation ca ...

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Community Solar = Lower Electric Bills and Renewable Energy

Does your home or qualifying business participate in community solar?  When we ask electric consumers this question, we receive a myriad of responses. My roof is too small.My roof is fa ...

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Medline Officially Opens New 1.3-Million-Square-Foot Distribution Center

By John Jordan MONTGOMERY—A host of state, county and local officials joined Medline executives on Aug. 1 for the official opening of its 1.3 million-square-foot distribution center here. Th ...

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ABG Hears Updates on Site Inventory Program and Environmental Reform Impacts

By John Jordan In a highly informative session that covered the latest economic development and environmental protection trends, approximately 85 people attended the Alliance for Balanced Growth ...

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Business in Focus: Home-Grown Logistics Firm ‘Keeps on Truckin’

By John Jordan The current logistics market’s strength in spite of supply chain disruptions, high interest rates and rising inflation is being fueled by continued strong consumer spending, e-comm ...

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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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