Category Archives: News and Blog

  • Putnam EDC Welcomes Member Tompkins Mahopac Bank to Website

    Contact: Jill M. Varricchio 845.808.1021 40 Gleneida Ave, Ste. 310, Carmel, NY 10512 JillMarie.Varricchio@putnamcountny.gov www.putnamEDC.org   Carmel, NY, August 29, 2018 — “Putnam EDC Welcomes Member Tompkins Mahopac Bank” The Putnam County Economic Development Corporation is proud to announce its newest Investor Member, Tompkins Mahopac Bank. Tompkins Mahopac Bank has served Putnam, Dutchess and Westchester

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  • Manufacturing in the United States

    Everything seems to have its own day, whether it’s a national holiday or a day to celebrate a topic that’s fun to take part in. One of these days is National Manufacturing Day on the first Friday in October, and it definitely doesn’t go unnoticed. This holiday celebrates the benefits of manufacturing in the United

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  • What is the EB-5 Program?

    An immigrant investor program was created which set aside EB-5 vistas for participants who invest the necessary amount in commercial enterprises in the United States. EB-5 is short for the employment-based fifth preference visa that the participants receive. This is a program that was created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through

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  • PEDDLING THE RAILTRAILS

    PEDDLING THE RAILTRAILS Putnam County Development Corporation markets economic opportunities along former railway FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The rail trails in Putnam County may be all fun and games to recreation enthusiasts, but they mean business to the Putnam County Economic Development Corporation and to many small enterprises along the 12-mile route and beyond. Putnam County

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  • Growing From The Ground Up

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN PUTNAM COUNTY— GROWING FROM THE GROUND UP Meet the Makers series focuses on Eleanor’s Best, a Putnam-based agricultural business that is blossoming nationwide FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eleanor’s Best, purveyors of artisanal jams, jellies, preserves and marmalade, is flourishing thanks to the growing appetite for quality specialty products nationwide. According to a 2015

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  • PR Koreans Overview July 25 2018

    Contact: Jill M. Varricchio 845.808.1021 40 Gleneida Ave, Ste. 310, Carmel, NY 10512 JillMarie.Varricchio@putnamcountny.gov www.putnamEDC.org   Traveling to the Hudson Valley NY under an internationalization program, co-sponsored by the National and Local governments of South Korea,  The Vice Mayor of Mungyeong City, Mr. Ki-Sup Kwon, who also is  a Syracuse University Maxwell Administrative Graduate (

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  • What we learned from the Amazon RFP?

    For those following the storyline, a couple of months after Amazon began its HQ2 location visits, the top 20 considerations have now been whittled to 10 cities across North America, including Toronto. As the closed door deliberations continue, we at the PEDC have paused to review just how a big search from a mega company

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  • What is the New York State Department Of Transport?

    The New York State Department of Transport (NYS DOT) has been dedicating many years to servicing New York State with affordable, punctual, and safe transportation for its citizens. Transportation systems are an important part of economic growth, and NYS DOT understands that. Their mission is to provide their customers with reliable transportation and bolster the

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  • PCEDC President Jill Varricchio Receives Trailblazer Award

    Carmel, NY- Jill Varricchio, President of Putnam County Economic Development Corporation, was recently one of the recipients of the “Women in Leadership” 2018 Trailblazer Award. This prestigious award is given to those who are the finest in the business and nonprofit community. The award was presented by the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce at their

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  • Putnam County Tourism: Facts and Figures

    Known for its “Quality of Life” appeal, Putnam County Tourism has more to offer than just picturesque hiking trails and delicious restaurant options by the lake. Supporting over one thousand tourism-related jobs, and saving each Putnam County household an average of $214 a year in taxes, Putnam is not only a great destination to visit

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