The Accelerator, strategically located in New Windsor at Stewart International Airport with proximity to major interstates, is a certified New York State incubator focused on bringing manufacturing back to the mid-Hudson Valley. Powered by the Orange County Industrial Development Agency, The Accelerator works to attract manufacturing-based businesses in the areas of fashion design and production, bottling, artisan manufacturing and artisan foods by providing below-market occupancy costs, workforce training, mentoring programs, easy access to experienced professionals and a high-tech plug-and-play environment with SMARTT Pods and a host of other resources.

fashion design & production

There’s a major opportunity for Fashion Design & Production to make a resurgence in the Hudson Valley, and The Accelerator has the tools to make it happen.   Our Sewing Center, complete with sewing SMARTT POD, provides makers with the resources they need to help their businesses succeed. It is suited with all the tools needed for craftsmanship, creative collaboration and small-run sewing production. From clothing to accessories, on-site access to... learn more


Bottling is one of the fastest-growing manufacturing industries in the Hudson Valley. From drinks to scents and soap, the product possibilities are unlimited. Produce your unique products at The Accelerator.   The Accelerator II is our first satellite location and is home to five bottling businesses that enjoy below-market occupancy costs, a slop sink and a completely customizable space.   Utilize our Food Safety and Quality Testing Lab at The Accelerator to test for food... learn more


Technology is an important cluster that impacts the operations of a variety of industries. The Accelerator is dedicated to helping new technologically innovative companies grow by providing them with the support resources, services, programs and equipment that they need to be successful.
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artisan manufacturing

Artisan Manufacturing covers a wide range of product development (such as jewelry, mold making, home organizational products, etc.), and is a blossoming cottage industry and a critical key to the “maker movement” taking place in New York. The Accelerator is here to nurture your creative process into a fully-functional business. Our experts assist as you build and assemble your unique product so you can reach the right markets. From...
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artisan foods manufacturing

The Hudson Valley region is dedicated to small, hand-crafted producers of specialty foods. The Accelerator takes great pride in supporting the food cluster and what it means to enhance this thriving market. We provide the means so your business can expand beyond your kitchen and into a space equipped with today’s modern food processing needs. Let our Artisan Foods Manufacturing POD help your small business grow with quality, consistency...
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