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Applications Now Open for $950,000 in Funding to Support Small- to Medium-sized Businesses in Ulster County

Posted November 2, 2022

Ulster County CARES II Small Business Assistance Program is accepting applications now through December 11th, 2022 

After the success of the Ulster County CARES Small Business Assistance program, Ulster County is providing a second round of critical funding to support the local economy 

Ulster County to Award Additional $950,000 in Funding to Support over 25 Small- to Medium-Sized Businesses

Posted October 8, 2022

Through the collaboration of the County Legislature and Department of Economic Development, American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding will be used to create a second small business assistance program 

Ulster County Cares II Small Business Assistance Program will be accepting applications from October 31st - December 11th, 2022

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan Announces Inflation Relief Plan, Including The Largest Tax Reduction in Ulster County in 40 Years

Posted August 12, 2022

Ryan’s Inflation Relief Plan Proposes Major Property Tax Cut of 3%

Plan Includes Immediate Actions To Counteract Rising Costs for Families and Businesses As Well As Priorities for 2023 County Budget 

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 


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