About Us

About Us

The Ulster County Office of Economic Development opens doors and helps businesses excel. We are available to help your businesses grow and thrive and 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 funding partners and strategic programs for business development.


Suzanne Holt

Suzanne Holt, Esq.

leads Ulster County Executive Patrick K. Ryan's Office of Economic Development. She and her team are responsible for fostering community and economic growth by supporting local businesses with their efforts to grow and thrive, as well as helping new businesses locate within the County and succeed.

Suzanne serves on the County’s Workforce Investment Board and the Tourism Advisory Board and she represents Ulster County Executive Ryan on the Governor’s Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council. Rep. Antonio Delgado (NY-19) appointed Suzanne to his 19th Congressional District Small Business Advisory Committee, where she and other appointees from the 11-county district advise Rep. Delgado on the local economy and the priorities of small business owners in the region, including more than 1,000 in Ulster County. Because of her tireless efforts, Hudson Valley Magazine named Suzanne its 2015 Women in Business Awardee and the Y.W.C.A. of Ulster County honored her as its 2015 Woman in Government. Prior to devoting herself to Ulster County’s success, Suzanne helped older Americans and people with disabilities to access needed health coverage. Suzanne has a law degree from Cardozo Law School and she graduated from the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute.

She and her family choose to live in New Paltz because of the area’s natural beauty and easy access to trail running, biking and swimming.

Ulster County Office of Economic Development
244 Fair St, 6th Floor
Kingston, NY 12401

Phone: (845) 340-3556
Email: oed[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us