Why Hudson Valley

Tourism and returning visitors to New York’s scenic Hudson Valley are major assets to CR Properties Group, LLC.  From our offices in Poughkeepsie’s historic Cast Iron Building, our company serves investors, entrepreneurs and business visionaries who seek the work/live balance our region provides.

MTA and Amtrak rail lines provide regular and easy access from Grand Central Terminal and the greater New York metropolitan area to the Poughkeepsie Metro-North station (where connections can be made with local and regional transportation).

Nearby destinations such as the Walkway Over the Hudson, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Vanderbilt Mansion and Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Sites, Clinton House State Historic Sites, Locust Grove Estate, Bannerman Castle, and many more, attract visitors from throughout the region, across the country and around the world.

Area colleges and institutions of higher-learning offer programs to excite, intrigue, educate and inspire.  These include: Marist, Vassar, and Bard Colleges; the Culinary Institute of America; Dutchess County Community College, and; The State University of New York at New Paltz.

Dutchess County

New York’s Dutchess County is within a 6-hour drive of 68 million U.S. and Canadian customers, 21% of American manufacturers and a $227B retail sales market via major transit hubs I-84 and I-87. With award-winning higher education, a skilled workforce, competitive real estate, attractive incentive packages and utility rates, it’s no wonder why major companies such as Gap, GlobalFoundries and IBM collectively employ more than 10,000 people here.

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Putnam County

Cultivate and expand your business or open a new business! Putnam County has easy access to New York City, including its Metro North transit links, its infrastructure and highly skilled work force. Putnam County’s Economic Development Corporation advocates for development projects among municipalities and planning boards to ensure the growth of our county’s tax base. We educate and assist local nonprofits, small businesses and municipalities with incentive and grant programs from New York State, utility companies and other funding sources. We strive for balanced growth throughout the county to meet the needs of our broad audience.

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Putnam County Eco Dev

Ulster County

Ulster County’s strategic location and exceptional quality of life make this the ideal location to operate a business. Ulster County features:

  • Easy access to every major market in the Northeast
  • Unparalleled four-season living
  • Extraordinary value with the region’s lowest cost of doing business
  • A ready and skilled workforce
  • Expert economic development assistance to facilitate solutions
  • Aggressive New York State and local incentive programs, including START-UP NY

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Ulster County Eco-Dev

Orange County

Find Buildings & Land – from Large to Small, Urban to Rural – in Just the Right Location and with
the Necessary Resources to Help Support and Sustain Your Operation. When you choose to site your business in Orange County, you’ll be operating in the center of 18% of the United States’ population and 20% of the nation’s GDP. Doing business in Orange County gives you the ability to reach 52 million people via one-day ground shipment.

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Orange County Partnership

Rockland County

Located in the southeastern part of New York State — just 15 miles northwest of the George Washington Bridge, Rockland County is a major crossroads with easy access to interstate highways and all tri-state airports.

Although small in size, its proximity to Manhattan and appeal of suburbia helped transform the county to its present-day metropolitan ambiance.

Nationally ranked in the Top 10 on the list of highest-income counties by median household income, Rockland’s current median family income stands at $80,942. In addition, it is designated as a Preserve America Community with approximately 30% of the county devoted to parkland.

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Rockland County Eco Dev

Westchester County

Westchester County is the headquarters location of more than 170 businesses with more than 10 percent of the nation’s patents originating from companies based in Westchester County. Several Fortune 500 companies have chosen to make Westchester County their home. Including, IBM Corporation, Pepsico Incorporated, Snapple Beverage Group/Motts, Inc., ITT Corporation, Consolidated Edison, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Morgan Stanley, MasterCard and more.

Westchester has one of the best educated employee pools because of our best-in-class public schools, private schools, trade and vocational schools, and higher education institutions. And with nearly one million residents spread out over 450 square miles Westchester County has quite a bit to offer both residents and visitors.

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Westchester Eco Dev

Greene County

Greene County, New York is a beautiful gem nestled in the heart of one of New York’s fastest growing regions. As the birthplace of the Hudson River School of painters, in the 1800’s, this area is long known for its innovation and creativity. Greene County Economic Development is pairing with some of the most innovative business owners to create a culture of profitability and sustainability across our diverse collection of towns, making Greene County a prime place to open, grow or expand your business.

Our economic development team is motivated to help your business thrive in Greene County. We have a dedicated staff that is on-hand to assist you through all phases of business growth from start-up to expansion.

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Columbia County

There are many reasons to locate your business in Columbia County. From competitive financing and incentive options to an outstanding quality of life, choosing Columbia County is a smart choice. CEDC provides comprehensive services and guidance to companies considering Columbia County to help them navigate the complex decision of choosing a location.

Columbia County is home to thriving agribusiness, technology, tourism, and creative sectors and has a unique set of geographical, economic, and cultural strengths that make it an outstanding place to work and live.

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Columbia County Eco Dev

Albany County

It is an exciting time to be doing business in Albany County. There are myriad opportunities and economic development initiatives available to create an environment that is conducive to business expansion and job growth.

The County participates in business attraction and retention efforts which work within the overall economic development framework of the entire County and strives to address the needs of current and prospective Albany County employers.

We also have ongoing efforts to identify and promote properties suitable for economic development.

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Albany County Eco Dev

Rensselaer County

Located in NY’s Capital Region, Rensselaer County is central to the Northeast’s major cities. We have a network of interstate and state highways, Amtrak and commercial rail, a deepwater seaport and Albany International Airport is 15 minutes away.

Stretching 30 miles along the Hudson River, Rensselaer County provides a unique blend of rural charm with the bustle and enterprise of urban life. Known as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Rensselaer County is home to entrepreneurs, high tech ventures and global companies. Access to major transportation hubs and world-class educational institutions, Rensselaer County is the ideal location for businesses to start, relocate and grow.

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Rensselaer County Eco Dev