Seeking $500 Million Ideas for Hudson Valley

Web portal gathers ideas for upstate revitalization initiative

Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress is involved in compiling the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council’s plan to revitalize the region. Ideas are sought in the categories of regional destination tourism, including agriculture and food and beverage; investing in city, town and village centers; and high-tech/high-salary job creation.

It’s all part of the competition to win $500 million as part of the state of New York’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI) to help boost various areas of the state through job creation and other income-generating activities. Big ideas to help win big funding are sought. Find out more and submit ideas at

Pattern for Progress is a not-for-profit policy and planning organization that promotes regional, balanced and sustainable solutions to enhance the growth and vitality of the Hudson Valley. Founded in 1965 by business, academic and civic leaders, and based in Newburgh, Pattern works within the nine-county area that includes Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester.

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