How we help

Creating jobs by providing entrepreneurs
the tools they need to succeed

The people of the Hudson Valley are redefining what it means to be an entrepreneur and bringing manufacturing back to America in a big way. The Accelerator, powered by the Orange County Industrial Development Agency, is here to support their success. The Accelerator is a certified New York State business incubator, strategically located in the Mid-Hudson Valley, with a mission to assist manufacturing-based businesses. The Mid-Hudson Valley is a region rich with niche market businesses, artisan production and visionary entrepreneurs. With the trend toward artisan and locally-sourced products showing no signs of slowing, small and start-up companies in the Hudson Valley need support now more than ever to capture this momentum of localism and meet demand through strong workforce development and smart growth strategies.

The specific needs, challenges and goals of each company are evaluated on a case by case basis. We understand, as with artisan goods, no two companies are exactly alike, and a unique plan must be developed for each. The Accelerator is here to help support businesses by providing workforce training, mentoring programs, easy access to experienced professionals and a host of other resources.

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Covid-19 Resources
For Businesses

Since March, the Orange County IDA, OCFC, and The Accelerator have launched an aggressive COVID-19 Economic Recovery Program to create economic stability and hope. Through the recovery program, we have helped businesses train, rehire and recruit employees; identify and solve supply chain and inventory shortfalls; clean and disinfect their facilities; and apply for federal, state, and local grant/loan applications.

Covid-19 Help
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Working across many sectors

The Accelerator has a cluster-based approach with the industries and assets that are already present in Orange County and the Hudson Valley region.
Our initiative to strengthen clusters is a strategy to improve overall business environment conditions, by upgrading skills, access to finance
and infrastructure, by streamlining government rules and regulations, by supporting local demand.