Ulster County’s Growth Industries

Ulster County offers businesses cost-effective locations and a distinctive high quality of life for its 180,000 residents. With 2018 property taxes at their lowest rate in nearly a decade—and an impressive $61 million dollar countywide infrastructure overhaul underway—our economy is strong and inviting. Local towns and the City of Kingston have benefited from $32 million dollars in tax relief designed to help balance budgets, protect taxpayers and provide essential services. Our quality of life is excellent as well: Ulster County received the 2017 New York State Department of Environmental Excellence Award for environmental stewardship, establishing it as the first and only “Net Carbon Neutral” county in N.Y.S. 



Within this climate of exciting initiatives, Ulster County is one of the best places you’ll find to locate and grow a successful business, especially in the following industries:

Manufacturing/Craft Food & Beverage - Ulster County manufacturers (large scale and niche) and food/beverage purveyors have easy access to global markets with low costs of doing business and an emphasis on environmental integrity.

Technology - Ulster County small tech firms and digital media companies benefit from low overhead and an outstanding quality of life.

Filmmaking - With tax credits of up to 45%, incredible local talent, and diverse shooting locations, Ulster County is the place to be for film and T.V.

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