In its 40-year-plus history, the Ulster County IDA has rarely if ever turned down an application for assistance from a business that on many counts seems to qualify for it. But all bets are off this time.
A state press release says 92,333 Hudson Valley families include college-age students. Of these, 63 percent would eventually be eligible for tuition-free college.
Despite a slightly more positive economic outlook, the middle part of the Hudson Valley hasn’t yet turned around in terms of one of the more important signals of prosperity: the number of people.
It happens every Memorial Day, and this year will be no exception. Some of the people driving up from the New York City metropolitan area during the long weekend won’t want to go back.
With the last obstacle to low-cost regular European airline service removed, Hudson Valley residents will be able to fly Norwegian Air to Edinburgh, Scotland starting June 15.
Were I in charge of economic development around here, I’d focus a lot more than is being done on attracting the most tech-savvy New York City millennials to Ulster County, whether they be in the motion picture and sound recording industries, in other information services, or elsewhere.
Congressman John Faso can’t attend a Kingston forum Monday evening to explain his vote on the controversial repeal-and-replace of Obamacare because of a conflict with a prior engagement? No problem. Neighboring Hudson Valley congressman Sean Patrick Maloney says he’ll be there tonight to explain Faso’s vote.
President Donald Trump has said that his America First policies can significantly — hugely! — increase the rate of growth of America’s gross domestic product. The average annual growth pf GDP over the past decade has hovered around two per cent. Trump is sure he can increase that to four percent. In fact, he recently told Fox News that with better trade deals the United States should be able to lift it to five per cent in a few years.
The mission of the Hudson Valley Pathways Academy, a small publicly funded secondary school on Mary’s Avenue in Kingston, is to graduate students with both technical knowledge and real-world skills. In a world as rapidly changing as ours, that’s no small ambition.
A look at two local hotel plans, one traditional and one non-traditional. What do they have in common? Both would like a tax break from the county.