New York State’s Hudson Valley has some of the world’s largest, most sophisticated technology and manufacturing companies. The region boasts prominent industries, such as cleantech, advanced manufacturing and biotech & life sciences.
Prime Location for Business Expansion
Proximity to marketplaces in major northeastern cities
Access to the Erie Canal connects the Hudson Valley and New York City with the Midwest and Great Lakes regions
Spans seven counties in New York State, which include Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties
The region is abundant in natural resources, with a rich mix of urban areas, waterfront cities, rural villages, farmlands and forests
Population of 2,292,038
Convenient access to air travel:
Stewart International Airport (SWF) and Westchester County Airport (HPN) are the main commercial airports operated by the Port Authority of New York
General Aviation (GA) airports in various counties accommodate additional flights to reduce traffic at the large commercial airports
Numerous ground transportation options:
Several highways serve the region, providing companies with easy access to other metropolitan areas
Five rail lines to NYC are offered by the MTA, as well as Amtrak service along the eastern shore of the Hudson River
Local bus service is available in metropolitan areas, as well as major inter- and intra-city carriers
Excellent access to waterways:
The New York State Canal System connects the Hudson River and the Great Lakes with the Port of New York
Quality of Life
In 2013, National Geographic Traveler proclaimed the region as one of the top 20 tourist destinations in the world. Designated as a national heritage area, the valley is steeped in history, natural beauty and culture. Its magnificent scenery inspired the Hudson River School of Painters whose works can be found in renowned museums across the country.
Food & Drink
The Mid-Hudson region is home to the Culinary Institute of America which produces some of the best chefs in the industry. As a result, gourmet eating can be found even in the smallest villages.
Arts & Culture
From art schools to renowned galleries -- including Dia:Beacon, the Storm King Art Center and the Fields Sculpture Park at Omi International Arts Center – the region is creative at its core.