Department of Economic Development


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Welcome to the Ulster County Department of Economic Development

Tim Weidemann, Director 
3 Development Ct., 
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: (845) 340-3556
Email: oed[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us

As our businesses throughout Ulster County continue to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are there for you. We are working to get vital information to our businesses as quickly as possible. For the most recent updates on resources and assistance go to the Ulster County COVID-19 Business Page:


Ulster County CARES II Small Business Assistance Program

Applications MUST be submited online. Submission for applications will open 10/31/22. 

Mailed or scanned copies of the application will NOT be accepted.

Click here to download a copy of the application.

Click here to download application and program information and instructions.

The Office of Economic Development will host two webinars to answer questions relating to the application and program on

Tuesday, October 25, 4-5pm - Register here:

Thursday, October 27, 4-5pm  -Register here:

 Questions about the program or the application? Submit your questons here in advance of the webinars!



Ulster County issued two Requests for Expressions of Interest for the redevelopment of Enterprise West (former IBM site) in 2021. Click here to review the full submissions that were received.

In 2020, Ulster County released its updated strategic plan for economic development, which calls for us to work together to build a people-centered economy. We're prioritizing our efforts around four main industry clusters: Ag/Food/Beverage, Arts/Makers/Creators, Health/Wellness/Care and Climate & Energy. Take our survey to join the discussion by providing your input and to indicate your interest in joining our cluster-based strategy!

Ulster County opens doors and helps businesses excel. Ulster County Office of Economic Development staff are available to help your businesses grow and thrive as well as to provide critical assistance to new businesses seeking to locate here. The Ulster County Office of Economic Development provides valuable business counseling and can connect you with the best sites, the right partners for funding and the right programs for businesses development.

For additional information about funding, incentives and other offerings of the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency, check out its website here. To learn about the Ulster County Economic Development Alliance click here. To learn about bonds for non-profits, check out the Ulster County Capital Resource Corporation website here.