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TechCity International Commerce Center is Also Center of Agricultural Business Innovation

Offers Unique Opportunities for Education, Technology, Production, Distribution and Partnerships in Agricultural and Other Sustainable Industries

2014-11-18 10:00
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KINGSTON, N.Y.--()--TechCity, an international commerce center located in New York’s Hudson Valley region, offers unique benefits for global businesses and educational institutions seeking access to a major U.S. agricultural region that is already home to numerous innovators in the use of new and sustainable technologies for the production, processing, distribution and marketing of food and agricultural products.

“With worldwide food demand growing rapidly and countries including China experiencing population moves from rural to urban areas – it is crucial that companies and institutions in this field focus on education and innovation that stresses international partnerships,” said TechCity Chairman Alan Ginsberg. “Companies and academic institutions in China, with its rapidly growing economy and evolving demographic trends, should be particularly interested in the attributes of this region and this property.”

TechCity is already home to two growing agricultural companies: Hudson Valley Harvest, which works with farms to provide locally grown food to consumers, and Farm to Table Co-Packers, a full service contract packaging facility that operates a full commercial kitchen, a dedicated processing line, a full bakery and an incubator/test kitchen.

TechCity is also a participant in New York State’s “Start-Up New York” program, which offers the potential for significant tax advantages to certain business. Launched by Governor Cuomo, businesses that qualify for this innovative program can operate 100% tax-free for 10 years. At the same time, the program gives businesses access to world-class higher education institutions, including industry experts and advanced research laboratories.

The diverse components of the TechCity campus make it ideal for a multi-faceted user. An academic institution, for example, could easily transform space, originally developed for a leading international technology company, for use in R&D, education, manufacturing or distribution. The property also lends itself to the creation of workforce housing or dormitories and various recreational uses.

TechCity’s 256-acres currently include several existing buildings, with large amounts of land available for development and an approved master plan for a diverse, campus environment. And the surrounding community is known as a center for art, music and culture, for its affordable housing stock, excellent educational system and diverse population – all within a 90-minute drive to New York City.

TechCity’s advantages include:

  • Proximity to a regional and national transportation network;
  • A rail spur off a CSX line that enables distribution to regions throughout the US;
  • A large fresh water supply for cooling;
  • Ample supply and easy access to gas and electrical service, sufficient for data centers and back-up generators;
  • Access to a diverse fiber optic network.

TechCity is represented by Steve Perfit of Pyramid Brokerage, the exclusive Alliance Member in Upstate New York for Cushman & Wakefield. Mr. Perfit can be reached at (845) 787-1370 or sperfit@pyramidbrokerage.com.

 

 

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