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Discover Ulster Country

Less than 90 minutes from Midtown Manhattan is the heart of the Hudson Valley, a National Geographic top-20 travel destination dubbed by The New York Times and Business Insider as ‘the Hamptons in the mountains.’ With its 250,000 acres of untouched wilderness and 350 miles of hiking trails across the Catskill Mountains and along the Hudson River, Ulster County provides for visitors and New York City transplants what Lonely Planet describes as “a real city break, with leafy drivers, wineries and plenty of farm-to-table foodie options.”

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For Small Business Owners

If you own your own business, or are considering starting one, Ulster County may be the right base for your operation.

Less than 90 minutes from Midtown Manhattan, and in close proximity to many major Northeast markets, Ulster County is heart of the Hudson Valley and Mid-Hudson Region. Local, independent businesses thrive due to a diverse economic base, plethora of development opportunities and easy access to multiple railways, highway and airports.

The Mid-Hudson Region

  • Since 2011, more than $475 million has been invested through the Regional Economic Development Council
  • Between 2011 and 2015, there were 11,849 patents awarded
  • In 2016 alone, nearly 20-million people visited, spending more than $4.3 billion
  • There are more than 30 colleges and universities
  • The workforce of nearly one million has an average salary of $57,809.
  • The anchors of the economy — biotech and life sciences; agribusiness and food and beverage; and advanced manufacturing — are supplemented by many other industries, such as film and television, financial services and international business, forming a diverse and strong business environment

Economic Incentives

The Mid-Hudson regional office of the Empire State Development Small Business Division “works hand-in-hand with new and existing businesses” to identify and leverage a vast array of economic development programs for small business owners that New York State makes “available for building new facilities, relocating a business, expanding operations and workforce and entering new markets and international arenas.”

The Programs

The START-UP NY Program offers new and expanding businesses the opportunity to operate tax-free for 10 years on or near eligible university or college campuses in New York State. Partnering with these schools gives businesses direct access to advanced research laboratories, development resources and experts in key industries.

The Excelsior Program is designed to encourage the expansion in and location to New York of businesses in growth industries such as clean tech, broadband, information systems, renewable energy and biotechnology, by providing jobs, investment, research and real property tax credits.

The Recharge NY Program offers energy-intensive businesses allocation-based power benefits and long-term contracts of up to seven years that  provide competitive, stable electric power prices.

Small Business Resources

For the full list of economic incentives available to small business owners, visit the online home of the New York State Economic Development Council, which works “to build vibrant, diverse, and sustainable communities throughout New York State.”

For additional resources, visit the New York State Small Business Hub.

On Fair Housing

NAR: Fair Housing Makes Us Stronger (50 Year Anniversary)

On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Fair Housing Act, which states that “It is the policy of the United States to provide, within constitutional limitations, for fair housing throughout the United States.”

In 2018, the Ulster County Board of REALTORS®, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and all member organizations celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passing of this historic law.

As stated on the official website, “NAR firmly believes in equal opportunity in housing. No person of this country should have the right to rent or purchase shelter of choice abridged because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Furthermore, these rights should not be limited because of existing or desired ethnic, racial, or religious proportions in any defined area.”

Watch the 50th anniversary video.