HVEDC Board of Directors Welcomes Advisory Members Angelo Ferrante and Rick Alfandre

GOSHEN, N.Y. (August 22, 2018) – Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC) announced the appointment of Angelo Ferrante, President of Hudson Valley Contracting & DKI, and Rick Alfandre, Founder and Owner of Alfandre Architecture as Advisory Members to its Board of Directors.

Ferrante, a Goshen High School and SUNY Delhi grad, has been serving the Hudson Valley as part of his family’s business since 1988. Under his leadership, along with his brother Mike, the company has continued to grow into Hudson Valley Contracting & DKI. The multifaceted company is a leading restoration contractor in the Hudson Valley, well-known for handling a wide range of services effectively and efficiently, including emergency response and remediation projects, general contracting and construction, facilities maintenance and more. Ferrante is a member of several business organizations and is active with community programs, including Habitat for Humanity.

“My family and I take great pride in the work we do in support of regional businesses and in our neighboring communities,” said Ferrante. “I am excited to join the HVEDC Board in an advisory capacity and am committed to continuing the rewarding work of promoting the Hudson Valley as a world-class destination for businesses and tourism.”

Oates said, “Angelo and his family have established a reputation for delivering unwavering quality during difficult times for their clients. It is that dedication to people, coupled with his skill and experience, which make Angelo an exceptional addition to our Board as an Advisory member.”

Alfandre has built more than 250 projects over the past 25 years. Along with his role as CEO of Alfandre Architecture, he is also a principal at Eco Builders, Inc., a full-service general contracting firm serving the Hudson Valley.

“It is an honor to take on this advisory role with HVEDC,” said Alfandre. “This is a results-driven organization with an ambitious vision for the Hudson Valley, which aligns with my own personal vision and that of my company.”

His builds cover a broad scope, including solar residences, churches, retail spaces and multi-million-dollar hotels and resorts. Alfandre is a member of the American Institute of Architects, a LEED Accredited Professional specializing in Building Design and Construction.

“We count on the expert insights of respected professionals to help steer the HVEDC and those who benefit from our efforts in the right direction,” said Mike Oates, President and CEO of HVEDC. “Rick’s experience and know-how will be a valuable asset to many, and I am glad to welcome him as an Advisory member to our Board.”

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, and the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance. To learn more, call 845-220-2244 or visit hvedc.com.