Featured Property of the Week 2.14.18

February 16, 2018

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Lot 1 Oscawana Lake Rd
Putnam Valley, NY 10579




Land for sale in Putnam Valley along Oscawana Lake Rd. Property comes complete with municipal sewer, cable, electric, phone systems. Zoned CC-2 for Residential building over Commercial property, permitted for liquor or hardware store, nursery and many more — list of permitted uses available by request.


Located convenient to business district with restaurants, gas station, Post Office, bank; across the street from Putnam Valley Free Library.


For more information please contact:

Thomas Santore
Coldwell Banker


PEDC Email Campaign: Manufacturing Workforce

February 7, 2018
State of the Modern Manufacturing Workforce

Although the manufacturing industry is reporting success in production and trade, business owners are still scrambling to fill a hole in the workforce. In 2016 it was reported that there were 12.5 million manufacturing workers in the United Sates, and on average they made more than $26.50 per hour (sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis). Despite these impressive numbers, it is anticipated that over the next decade there will be 3.5 million jobs needed in manufacturing, and 2 million will go unfilled due to the skills gap (source: Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute).

The modern manufacturing worker needs a higher skill set than those that came before, including critical math, science, technology, and even reading skills. Factory line workers whose jobs have been replaced by sophisticated machinery now need the skills to fix any machine issues, in conjunction with knowledge on the entire creation process of a product. These skills are being developed through apprenticeship and job training programs, with many arguing that the Manufacturing industry needs to acknowledge the disconnect between basic skills training and the necessary skills needed in a changing industry (source: National Conference of State Legislatures).

Spotlight on: Putnam County Manufacturing

Unilock introduced their pavers to the United States in 1972. Since then they have established factories throughout the United States including one in Brewster, NY. Factory workers include Utility Persons, General Laborers, Machine Operators, Industrial Mechanics, and Forklift Operators. While there is a certain amount of on-the-job training required, applicants need to possess skills such as: basic math and reading skills, ability to operate, maintain and make repairs to industrial equipment, perform necessary production work, and more. Putnam County’s well-educated workforce makes it a prime location for your business. Click here to view Putnam County education stats.

The Council of Industry, based in the Hudson Valley, is set to roll out their Manufacturing Alliance Apprenticeship program in 2018 which they hope will encourage registered apprentices to thoroughly develop skills in their current field by training on-the-job with a journey level crafts person. The program requires that apprentices complete 8,000 hours of on-the-job training, and an additional 144 hours per year of related- instruction for theoretical or knowledge-based aspects of the craft.

“The goal is to ensure an adaptable workforce, and the related instruction will provide a learning foundation for the apprentices who will then be capable of working with various technologies and machinery,” states Director of Workforce Development & Apprenticeship Program Coordinator Johnnieanne Hansen. The program is open to registered apprentices in the following trades: Welding, Machinist, Electronics Technician, Quality Assurance Auditor, Toolmaker, Maintenance Mechanic, and Electro-Mechanical Technician.

The Council of Industry is a member-driven organization whose mission is to promote the success of its member firms and their employees, and through them contribute to the success of the Hudson Valley community. There are 5 “tools” used to accomplish the Council’s goal including Training Programs, Workforce Development, Member Discounts on Products and Services, Events and Networking opportunities, and Advocacy. Trends in the Manufacturing industry have seen a demand in early-childhood education in STEM programs and “speaking to the myth of what a manufacturing worker looks like, as opposed to the complex careers available in manufacturing today,” states Harold King, COI Executive Vice President. The Council looks to combat the myths of manufacturing through their interactive website GoMakeIt, a tool for high school students to explore the careers available in advanced manufacturing in the Hudson Valley.

Putnam County Council members include the Dunmore Corporation, Putnam Precision Works™, Fryer Machine Systems™, Materion Brewster™, and Unilock™. COI Membership is available for those companies who practice in the, “legal manufacture of goods in Putnam County,” states COI Executive Vice President Harold King. For more information regarding membership opportunities please contact Harold King at 845.565.1355, or at For more information regarding the COI’s apprenticeship program please email Johnnieanne Hansen at

Putnam County’s available properties including Shovel-Ready and commercial land, tax incentives through the PEDC and Putnam IDA, easily- accessible corridors with proximity to surrounding cities, as well as proximity to Metro-North commuter rail lines Putnam has everything you need to establish your business here.

For more information call the Putnam EDC at 845.808.1021 to find out how the PEDC can work for you! 

Press Release: PEDC’s Alliance for Balanced Growth January 2018

February 7, 2018


Contact: Jill M. Varricchio
40 Gleneida Ave, Ste. 310, Carmel, NY 10512

Carmel, NY —February 6, 2018—“Putnam Alliance for Balanced Growth reviews Putnam County Watershed Protection in 2018”

The Putnam County Alliance for Balanced Growth (ABG) committee featured speaker Matthew Giannetta of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for its inaugural 2018 meeting. The presentation on 2018 Putnam County Watershed Protection brought in a large committee turnout, educating the business community as well as residents on the importance of the revision to current regulations in regards to environmental and economic growth for the future.

“The ABG committee has started off the year with an exciting presentation from a returning guest, Matthew Giannetta of the DEP. Putnam County is known for hosting part of the watershed that feeds New York City’s drinking water supply, and the ABG was proud to educate our community on the advancements the DEP has made in regards to maintaining protection of this precious resource throughout the county. This topic speaks to the very heart of the Alliance for Balanced Growth – conserving our natural resources while developing the Putnam County economy,” states Putnam EDC President Jill Varricchio.

ABG Committee meetings are held every second Friday of the month, and feature educational presentations which relate to Putnam County economic development. 2017 presentations included topics on utilities and incentives from NYSEG and Central Hudson Gas and Electric, engineering from Walden Environmental Engineering, the future of rail trails by the Putnam Rail Trail Association, the Rockland County Incubator, construction services from Verticon Construction, and more. Each meeting brings members of the Putnam County business community who hope to learn about new topics, and foster new relationships with their fellow committee guests and members.

Susan McKeever-Duys, engineer at Barton & LoGuidice states, “thanks to Jill Varricchio for her hard work as well as the thoughtful speakers that are presenting at the Putnam County Alliance for Balanced Growth Committee, I have made some great local connections and the discussions and networking on the local projects has been great.  This month’s presentation from the NYC DEP was especially pertinent in discussing the new regulations regarding stormwater management and green infrastructure initiatives.” Adds George Cronk, engineer at the Chazen Companies, “I appreciate the NYCDEP to take the time and present some ideas they are considering related to changes within the Stormwater Regulations.”

Stated Lyle Shute, Principal engineer at McGoey, Hauser & Edsall, “the ABG breakfast topic on NYC DEP watershed regulations covered some very relevant local issues affecting Putnam County.  As a Consulting Engineer, it was valuable to hear the business concerns from various stakeholders as it relates to development around the watershed in Putnam County, as well as the latest positions taken by DEP for watershed protection. We appreciate the work and mission of the Alliance for Balance Growth, and for facilitating these discussion forums.”

In keeping with the Putnam County Alliance for Balanced Growth mission to create a unified voice for responsible development and quality construction, addressing the Putnam County Watershed protection reinforces our Smart Growth message. Our market is industrial/commercial development and office facilities. We rely on Putnam County’s quality of life assets to attract companies to expand and locate here. We work with local, county, and state governments as well as our business community to advance our message and goals. Those involved in commercial development, land use, zoning, etc., and who are interested in attending the monthly ABG committee meetings can call the office for details at 845.808.1021.


Featured Property of the Week 2.7.18

February 5, 2018

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295 Route 312
Brewster, NY 10509




50 acre land development site available for sale in Brewster. Property currently approved for hotel and/or retail development with 243,000 SF of space, this is the ideal location for strip centers, regional retail, and office buildings. Complete with water, sewer, and gas connection.

Conveniently located at the intersection of I-84 and busy Rt. 312, there is over 480 feet of frontage at this location along Rt. 312, with easy access and high visibility from I-84. Located on the borders of Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County, CT, close to the Southeast Metro North railroad station, 2 miles from the I-84/I- 684 intersection, and about 25 minutes to both the Newburgh and Westchester County airports.  Short distance from exisiting retail, office parks, warehouse centers, and more. Plans for future development along this corridor are already in place.


For more information please contact:


Mike Fitzgerald
McGrath Realty


Featured Property of the Week 1.31.18

February 1, 2018

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720 Croton Falls Rd.
Carmel, NY 10512




Salvage yard available for sale in Carmel on 2.87 acres. Property conveniently located close to I-684; sale includes transferable dismantling and towing permits with equipment and inventory available for purchase.  Ideal property for existing salvage yards looking to increase market share.




For more information please contact:

Kevin Callahan, CCIM
Covington Commercial Realty

Featured Property of the Week 1.24.18

January 23, 2018

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2360 Rt. 6
Brewster, NY 10509




6 acres of land with 2 separate non-commercial buildings with a spectacular view of the Middle Branch Reservoir located directly on Rt. 6 in Brewster. Zoning code rated GC; buildings include gas and electric utilities, with private water and sewer. Convenient to I-84, US Route 312, Metro-North Southeast station, Putnam Rail Trails, and Westchester County Airport.





For more information please contact:

Tony Hay, Supervisor, Town of Southeast
1360 Route 22
Brewster, NY 10509
(845) 279-5345


Featured Property of the Week 1.17.18

January 17, 2018

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3601 Danbury Rd.
Brewster, NY 10509




Nearly 4-acre multi-use development site for sale in Brewster. Site located in SR-6 Zoning district, immediately off of exit 21 from I-84, and a 5 minute drive to I-684 or Main Street in the Village of Brewster.


Potential uses include senior housing, animal hospital, car dealership, and more.




For more information please contact:


James Riina
Keller Williams Commercial Realty



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Featured Property of the Week 1.10.18

January 11, 2018

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5 Front St.
Patterson, NY 12563




.12 acres of land available for sale in the town of Patterson. Conveniently located across the street from the Metro North railroad Patterson station; Front Street is home to a popular café, art gallery, and the Patterson Recreational Center. Property is a 5 minute drive from Thunder Ridge Ski house, antique shop, restaurants, and exercise studio in the heart of Patterson.

Property is designated mixed use, perfect opportunity for apartment, retail or both; parcel has municipal sewer with ability to install a well as long as building does not exceed 2 stories.

Available documentation for property includes:
Fact sheet, Variances which have been granted for the property, Tax Maps, BOH Permit for a well, Architectural Renderings, Site Plan.



For more information please contact:

Briante Realty Group

Featured Property of the Week 1.3.18

January 2, 2018

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Philipstown Square
3166 Rt. 9
Philipstown, NY 10516




Multiple storefront, retail, and office spaces available for lease in Philipstown Square shopping plaza. Located on Rt. 9 in the Cold Spring, NY area, properties contain separate electric and propane heating. Co-tenants include: Grano Focacceria Restaurant, Allstate Insurance, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Nicole Brooke Salon, Highland Wine & Liquor, B*L DEli, Zara’s Cleaners, Philipstown Nails, and Children’s Physical Therapy. Properties available for lease include:


1,600 ± SF, Storefront – Former Yoga Studio

1,300 ± SF, Storefront

1,100 ± SF, Storefront Endcap

1,350 ± SF, 2nd Floor Office (3 offices @ 450 SF each)

450 ± SF, 2nd Floor Office

450 ± SF, 2nd Floor Office

*Subject to Further Confirmation*




For more information please contact:

Tom Cervone
CR Properties Group, LLC.





Featured Property of the Week 12.20.17

December 20, 2017

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246 Rt. 52
Carmel, NY 10512




1,200 SF office space available for lease on central Rt. 52 location in Carmel, NY. Office space comes with private entrance and is located on second floor of the Kenny’s Carpet One Building. Complete with 4 private offices, reception and conference areas, private bathroom, and small kitchenette. Utilities included.

Building located within 15 minutes of Metro North Southeast Station and Carmel rail trails.


For more information contact:


Jenn Maher
J. Philip Commercial Group



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