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Supply Chain Compaction in Orange County, New York

The United States is experiencing a manufacturing renaissance – clean tech, semiconductors, food and beverage, and other sectors are tied to the on-shoring real estate phenomenon that we’re experiencing. At the Orange County Partnership, we’re committed to fostering, what we call, the “next generation economy” in Orange County. An economy that is intimately tied to leveraging the macroeconomic investment environment, coupled with regional assets, to become an advanced manufacturing hub in New York State.  We’re actively working on new leads in food and beverage, packaging, and clean tech – all manufacturing centric projects.

For the last few years, supply chain disruption has fundamentally changed the way we think about real estate site selection. Whether it be COVID complications or now, conflict in the Red sea, the ability for companies to optimize their supply chain is on the mind of C-suite executives from across the globe.  

Orange County is, and always will be, a distribution hub. Interstate highways, access to major deep-water ports, international airports and rail, proximate to one of the largest and most dynamic markets in the world has solidified Orange County’s position as a desirable location for distribution projects.  However, our distribution ecosystem can be a unique asset in our efforts to attract manufacturers – manufacturers seeking supply chain optimization.  

Think about our pharmaceutical distribution ecosystem, for example – major distribution centers for Cardinal Healthcare, Medline, Amerisource Bergen, and McKesson are clustered in Orange County – roughly 3 million square feet of space, collectively. As pharmaceutical manufacturers continue to seek sites in the United States, and opportunities to optimize their supply chains, our pitch is simple: locate pharmaceutical manufacturing operations proximate to one of the most robust distribution networks in the Northeast. Not only does Orange County have approved sites, solid labor draw, and infrastructure commensurate with most life science site selection requirements – our existing distribution cluster can help manufacturers reach customers quickly, leading to operational and supply chain efficiency. There is a similar argument for food and beverage and other specialized products that require a shorter window between production and distribution.  

Our vision is clear:  we must leverage all of our existing assets to prepare for this next generation economy. Economic diversification is at the heart of our strategy, and our existing distribution network is a unique location asset that we can use to win manufacturing projects in the era of supply chain disruption. 

Please feel free to reach out with any site selection inquiries – the Orange County Partnership can provide private, free site selection consultation including infrastructure validation, labor analytics, workforce advisory, and market intelligence.