Employers

Council of Industry - The Council of Industry has been the manufacturer’s association for the Hudson Valley since 1910. They are a privately funded not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to promote the success of our member firms and their employees, and through them contribute to the success of the Hudson Valley Community. For more information please visit the Council of Industry website†.

Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) – A program that helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities (Starting a Business, Loans & Grants). These preferences go to small businesses that obtain HUBZone certification in part by employing staff who live in a HUBZone. The company must also maintain a "principal office" in one of these specially designated areas. For more information please visit the HUBZone website†.

Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC) - is a single resource for companies considering relocating or expanding in the seven counties it serves: Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster and Sullivan Counties. For more information please visit the HVEDC website†.

Newburgh Land Bank - One of the state's first five land banks was approved. Allowing for the city to buy abandoned and tax foreclosed properties for as low as one dollar and develop or sell them for a profit without owing property or sales tax. For more information please visit the Newburgh Land Bank website†.

Orange County Chamber of Commerce - The Orange County Chamber is one of the largest chambers of commerce in New York State and is the leading advocate for business in the Hudson Valley region. Membership services, networking opportunities, seminars and special events, government advocacy, free meeting space and more make the Orange County Chamber one of the best business buys in the Hudson Valley. Free business counseling, loan programs and affordable health insurance are also available through the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit the Orange County Chamber of Commerce website†.

Orange County Partnership - is a county-wide, private, not-for-profit, economic development agency that works to enhance the quality of life in Orange County (works to retain, attract, and foster new business growth). For more information please visit the Orange County Partnership website†.