Economic Development Resources

The following is a collection of links to off-site resources that staff has compiled to help the public, officials, businesses, and researchers to facilitate research of Ulster County.

In Ulster County | New York State/Regional | Federal | Elsewhere | Additional Links

In Ulster County:

Ulster County Business Resource Center - a one-stop shop for business development, education, and training to the area.

Ulster County Industrial Development Agency (UCIDA) - Provides access to low-cost financing and tax abatement for industrial projects. 

Ulster County Bank Consortium's Credit for Success Program - Provides pre-application review of projects and serves as a conduit agency to economic development grant and loan funding through state and federal agencies. (845) 339-0025.

Ulster Works One Stop - Provides education and training resources such as its manufacturing readiness program as well as Green Talent Specialist assistance recruiting skilled works for emerging and expanding renewable energy and green manufacturing businesses. (845) 340-3170.

Ulster County Tourism - This website is the portal for all recreational and vacation resources for Ulster County.

Chamber of Commerce Ulster County - The Chamber of Commerce of Ulster County is a not-for-profit membership corporation that provides services and advocacy on behalf of its membership and the community at large to advance the economic health and vitality of Ulster County.

Southern Ulster Chamber of Commerce - The Southern Ulster Chamber of Commerce mission is clear: Create a strong voice for local business. Improve the local economy. Help our neighbors network. Promote our area's high quality of life. Serve as a Tourist Information Center. Identify and create resources for commerce.

Kingston Midtown Business Association - Represents Kingston's Midtown area, which follows Broadway from Albany Avenue to the intersection of Broadway and McIntee Street. We actively promote the interests of our members' businesses and institutions.

Kingston Uptown Business Association (KUBA)- Kuba's mission statement is: To provide leadership, foster trade and commerce and interface actively with the local government in efforts to promote Uptown Kingston as a viable place to visit, work and live. KUBA (Kingston Uptown Business Association) is a wholly voluntary, not-for-profit organization.

Phoenicia Business Association - The Phoenicia Business Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to championing the growth and enrichment of businesses in the area of Phoenicia, NY.

Rondout Business Association - The Rondout Business Assocation serves the businesses located in the City of Kingston's downtown waterfront area.

New Paltz Regional Chamber - The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce is organized for the purpose of advancing the business, industrial, agricultural and civic interests of New Paltz and the surrounding areas.

Rondout Valley Business Assocation - The mission of the Rondout Valley Business Association is to improve the economic health and general well-being of the greater Rondout Valley.

Rosendale Chamber of Commerce - The Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote business activity and economic development in every area of the Town of Rosendale.

Saugerties Area Chamber of Commerce - The Saugerties Area Chamber of Commerce (SACC) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to improving the business climate in the Saugerties Area. Businesses serving the Saugerties community, regardless of location, are welcome to join.

Ellenville-Wawarsing Chamber of Commerce - The Ellenville - Wawarsing Chamber of Commerce promotes economic development, tourism, community betterment, legislative action, and programs to make the Town of Wawarsing a better place in which to live and make a living.

Woodstock Chamber of Commerce and Arts - The Woodstock Chamber of Commerce and Art's develops, encourages, promotes and protects the commercial, professional, financial, artistic and general business interests of the Town of Woodstock, New York.

New York State and Regional:

Catskill Watershed Corporation - Administers the Catskill Fund for the Future, a revolving loan fund to support watershed businesses, as well as a commercial septic and microloan program. (845) 586-1400.

Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation - Provides market data, including economic indicators, workforce information, industrial and commercial real estate information and other information relevant to business location decisions in the Hudson Valley Region. (845) 220-2244.

Hudson Valley Technology Development Center - Provides cost-beneficial technical and management services to medium-sized manufacturers, businesses, inventors, and entrepreneurs in the seven-county Hudson Valley area. (845) 896-6934.

New York State Empire State Development - Provides access to state business assistance programs including grants, loans and technical assistance. NYSESD Regional Office (845)- 567-4882.

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) - Provides incentives and assistance in the development and use of innovative technologies for energy conservation, research and development. 1-866-NYSERDA.

Small Business Development Center - Provides one-on-one counseling and technical assistance with business planning, financial and market analysis, and strategic planning. (845) 802-9150.

The Solar Energy Consortium - Brings together technology, manufacturing, financial, and research communities to commercialize photovoltaic technologies. (845) 336-0100.


United States Small Business Administration - an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns.


CaRDI Community & Economic Development Toolbox - Provides accessible tools to local community and economic development (CED) practitioners. The Tool Box is a joint collaboration between Cornell University and Penn State University and is maintained by the Community and Rural Development Institute (CaRDI) located at Cornell University

Center for Community and Economic Development - CCED University of Wisconsin Extension creates, applies and transfers multidisciplinary knowledge to help people understand community change and identify opportunities.

Corporation for Enterprise Development - Promotes asset-building and Economic opportunity strategies, primarily in low-income and distressed communities.

Downtown Research & Development Center - Resources for downtown development and revitalization.

Economic Development Administration - U.S. Department of Commerce

Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington - Provides information on what Washington local governments can do to foster and promote economic development, on strategies some local governments are using in their communities, and on available funding sources.

National Association of Development Organizations - Resource for regional development organizations in small metropolitan and rural America.

National Main Street Center, National Trust for Historic Preservation - Commercial revitalization through historic preservation and Economic development.

National Rural Development Partnership (NRDP) - Acts as a non-partisan forum for identifying, discussing, and acting on issues affecting rural America.

Additional Economic Development Resource Links

UCEDA Resource Links - This link will take you to the Ulster County Economic Development Alliance's “Resource Links” page