GOSHEN, N.Y. (April 23, 2018) — Three new companies joined the Hudson Valley Food and Beverage Alliance: iPark84, Legoland New York and John Jay Legal Services.
iPark84 is a new development located on 300 acres of land at the former IBM East Campus in Fishkill. With more than 2 million square feet of buildings, the development is set to become a signature iPark, featuring branded mix-use tech and flex redevelopment with residential, retail and hotel components. Some of its new tenants include Sloop Brewery, More Good and Cozzini Brothers.
Rose Hughes of National Resources, the owner/operator of iPark84, was excited for the entry to the Food and Beverage Alliance, saying: “Most of our signed tenants so far come from the food and beverage industry, so we are excited to join the Food and Beverage Alliance and hope through this outstanding network that we will be able to find other great companies willing to join us.” For more information, visit www.nationalresources.com/work/#iPark-84.
Legoland New York is a family-friendly theme park featuring numerous interactive family rides, live shows, Lego attractions and building workshops. The 170-acre theme park and resort will create 500 full-time, 300 part-time and 500 seasonal positions, in addition to 800 construction jobs. Legoland New York is expected to draw between 1.5 million and 2.5 million visitors each year. Part of Legoland New York’s plan is to assess how local vendors can qualify to provide supplies and services, including locally sourced food and beverages. It is following the models of its sister parks in Florida and California, which also seek to use locally sourced food whenever possible. For more information about Legoland New York, visit www.legoland.com/new-york.
John Jay Legal Services offers a food and beverage law clinic through Pace University. In that clinic, students work with small- and medium-sized farms and food and beverage companies to improve the local food system, addressing areas of critical need including business formation, access to land and capital, compliance and local regulatory law. For more information, visit www.law.pace.edu/john-jay-legal-services.
“What these three new members of the Food and Beverage Alliance all have in common is that while they are not direct producers of foods or beverages themselves, they provide valuable services and connections to business owners in the food and beverage industry,” said Laurence P. Gottlieb, President and CEO of Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation. “We are thrilled to welcome them to our organization and believe they will make extremely valuable partners.”
About the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance:
The Hudson Valley region boasts the most vibrant and growing base of food & beverage-related businesses in the nation. Alongside many well-known industry names and successful and growing industry players, the Food & Beverage Alliance brings organizations within the food and beverage industries together, helping area businesses forge strong partnerships. The Alliance provides access to economic guidance and marketing resources to businesses throughout the region.
About Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC):
HVEDC is the leading economic development agency for the seven-county region of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. The public-private partnership markets the region as a prime business location to corporate executives, site selection consultants and real estate brokers. HVEDC helped start the organizational, branding and promotional effort for NY BioHud Valley, Hudson Valley 3D Printing, Hudson Valley EDs & MEDs and the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance. To learn more, call 845-220-2244 or visit hvedc.com.