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Villasuso named CEO of Orange County IDA

Villasuso named CEO of Orange County IDA January 13, 2020 NEW WINDSOR – Laurie Villasuso, until now the chief operating officer of the Accelerator Powered by the Orange County Industrial Development Agency, has been named chief executive officer of the IDA and Accelerator. Villasuso credited the successful operation of the agency to its leadership starting … Continue reading “Villasuso named CEO of Orange County IDA”

Warwick has big plans for old Manor House on prison grounds

Read Full Article Here By Jane Anderson Times Herald-Record Posted Dec 19, 2019 at 9:12 PM WARWICK — The Town of Warwick is moving forward on improving the former Mid-Orange Correctional Facility with plans to convert the old Manor House on its grounds into an incubator space for companies in the burgeoning CBD oil industry. Bids are being sought to renovate … Continue reading “Warwick has big plans for old Manor House on prison grounds”

The Accelerator Co-Hosts ‘Women Empowering Women’ Roundtable

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (March 8, 2019) — The Accelerator, a business incubator focused on bringing manufacturing back to the mid-Hudson Valley, yesterday co-hosted a women’s roundtable titled, “Women Empowering Women.” The event, also sponsored by M&T Bank, took place at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Newburgh-Stewart Airport Hotel. Attendees met mentors from a variety of … Continue reading “The Accelerator Co-Hosts ‘Women Empowering Women’ Roundtable”

Inaugural Emerging Leaders Youth Conference Photos

Emerging Leaders Youth Conference

A huge thank you to everyone who made our Inaugural Emerging Leaders Youth Conference a success. Students from 7 different schools across Orange County were able to learn about professional communication in the modern age, different resources available to them for professional gain and were also able to participate in a mock interview session! Check … Continue reading “Inaugural Emerging Leaders Youth Conference Photos”

WEDC Announces Upcoming Entrepreneurship Programs


Free programs provide aspiring entrepreneurs with resources, skills to run a business. The Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC), an organization dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs to build successful businesses through high-quality programs, advisory services and access to capital, announced its upcoming Path to Entrepreneurship programs and its 60+ Hour Entrepreneurial Training Program. The Path to Entrepreneurship … Continue reading “WEDC Announces Upcoming Entrepreneurship Programs”