Why Ulster?

Ulster County’s strategic location and exceptional quality of life make this the ideal location to operate a business. Ulster County features:

  • Easy access to every major market in the Northeast
  • Unparalleled four-season living
  • Extraordinary value with the region’s lowest cost of doing business
  • A ready and skilled workforce
  • Expert economic development assistance to facilitate solutions
  • Aggressive New York State and local incentive programs, including START-UP NY
Competitive Wages

Ulster County is the only county in the Lower- and Mid-Hudson Valley where employers do not have to pay the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax. Ulster County also has a competitive wage structure, with an average private annual salary of $33,558, compared with $53,733 in the Hudson Valley and $64,007 in the State.

Exceptional Value

Ulster County vs. New York State:

  • Homeownership Rate: 69% in Ulster vs. 55% in NYS
  • Median Household Income: $58,934 in Ulster vs. $57,683 in NYS