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Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan Announces TechCity Deal Finalized; Former IBM Site Begins New Chapter as iPark 87

Posted June 2, 2022

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announces official closing has been scheduled for the eastern portion of the former TechCity campus, and an agreement has been reached to transfer the western portion by the end of year


The Ulster County Economic Development Alliance (UCEDA) has approved a landmark purchase and sale agreement to spur redevelopment of the site

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan Outlines Bold Vision to Revitalize Former IBM/TechCity Site; National Resources Pledges to Invest at Least $200 Million to Improve Site, Attract High-Growth Businesses, Provide Up to 1,000 New Jobs

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan introduces National Resources leadership at the former IBM site
Posted December 8, 2021

National Resources outlines exciting long-term vision for campus, highlights potential to attract high-growth businesses from priority sectors outlined in the County’s “Ulster 2040” Economic Development Plan to include light manufacturing, food and agriculture, film and television, arts and culture, and distribution

County Executive Pat Ryan Announces Cresco Labs Plans to Submit Application to Site Future Cannabis Processing and Distribution Facility in Wawarsing

Posted August 4, 2021

The new location would create 300 to 400 hundred new jobs, position Ulster County as a leader in NYS in the emerging cannabis industry, and see over $50 million dollars invested in the now dormant Schrade facility 

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan Appoints Lisa Berger to Lead Economic Development

Posted September 9, 2019

KINGSTON, N.Y. – County Executive Pat Ryan announced today the appointment of Lisa Berger to be the new Director of Economic Development. Berger, who served as the Director of the Ulster County Office of Employment and Training for the last five years, previously worked as the Deputy Director of Tourism as well as the Director of the New Paltz Chamber of Commerce.

Berger will take over the position currently held by Suzanne Holt who departs County service at the end of this week for a new opportunity in the private sector.

The Film Industry Works in Ulster County

Avengers End Game
Posted September 6, 2019

The Ulster County Film Office, Woodstock Film Festival, Stockade Works, Hudson Valley Film Commission, location scout Jillian Fisher, American Made Monster Studios, BCDF Productions and many others are working together to grow the film and television industry throughout the region. Since 2000, more than 500 productions have created thousands of jobs and $200+ million dollars of economic development in the Hudson Valley.

Three Successful Ulster County Businesses: Makers of All Types Welcome Here

Baily Kilns
Posted August 12, 2019

 Makers, creatives and manufacturers love situating and growing their businesses in the Hudson Valley! Whether you operate a world-renowned pottery business, a distillery that makes whisky from local grains using heritage methods, or are a high-tech leader in 3D printing, Ulster County has the locations, staffing, funding incentives, low property taxes, and high quality of living to make this the best place to do business.


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