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Hudson Valley Region, February 2017

FIRM EXPANSIONS AND CONTRACTIONS

Hudson Valley Region

February 2017

New York State Department of Labor
Division of Research and Statistics
120 Bloomingdale Road, Room 218
White Plains, NY 10605
914-997-8798

This briefing provides information on firm-specific hiring and layoff announcements in the Hudson Valley. The information in this report is derived from press releases, newspapers, business journals, newsletters and other public sources. It does not include all expansions and contractions in the region – only those for which public information has been obtained. An attempt is made to present only current information – events that have recently occurred or will occur in the near future.

BUSINESS EXPANSIONS FOR THE HUDSON VALLEY REGION

Dutchess County
Mackey, Butts & Wise, LLP,
a law firm with an office in Millbrook, announced plans to open a second office at 319 Mill Street, in Poughkeepsie. No job numbers were announced.

Orange County
Lakeland Bank
announced its plans to open its first branch in New York in Highland Mills. The branch is scheduled to open on March 27. No job numbers were announced.

McKesson Corporation, a healthcare services and information technology company held a job fair on February 15, 2017 to fill 40 immediate job openings at its new distribution center in Hamptonburgh. The company’s new 340,000 sq. ft. distribution warehouse is scheduled to open in the summer of 2017 and will employ about 150 employees with annual salaries ranging from $34,000 to $68,000 and include a variety of job titles.

Putnam County
Nothing to report.

Rockland County
J.P. Morgan Chase
has offered $7.5 million to purchase 60 town-owned acres at the former Rockland Psychiatric Center and build a data hub. Under the deal, the bank is responsible for conducting cleanup and demolition of about 40 existing abandoned buildings that are said to be contaminated with hazardous materials such as asbestos. Town officials are in favor of the proposals, as data centers generate little traffic, but would generate tax revenue. An estimated 50 jobs would be created at the data center, in addition to temporary construction jobs, as well as the environmental remediation work.

UOVO, a Queens-based fine art storage and collections management company, recently opened its second office and warehouse facility in Rockland County. The new 140,000 sq. ft. complex in Blauvelt, features temperature-controlled space, with customized private workspaces and state-of-the art security. The company operates a 100,000 sq. ft. storage facility in Orangeburg, as well as a 280,000 sq. ft. flagship facility in Long Island City (NYC). No job numbers were announced.

Sullivan County
Nothing to report.

Ulster County
Nothing to report.

Westchester County
24 Hour Fitness
, a San Ramon, California-based gym with 400 locations across the country, plans to open a new center at the former A&P supermarket facility on Central Park Avenue in Greenburgh. This location will be the company’s second fitness center in Westchester County, as the company operates one in Yonkers. 24 Hour Fitness also operates a facility in Nanuet in Rockland County. No job numbers were announced.

Alliance Residential Partners, a Phoenix-based real estate development company announced plans to build a mixed-use complex on Mamaroneck Avenue, in White Plains. The project dubbed “Broadstone White Plains” will feature a 440,000 sq. ft. apartment tower complex that would include three building segments: a 16-story building, a 15-story building and a six-story building. There will also be 8,000 sq. ft. of street level retail space. No job numbers were announced.

Danone North America, owner of Dannon yogurt, Evian water, and other well-known food products, announced plans to relocate its headquarters along with an estimated 400 jobs from Greenburgh to White Plains. The French-owned international company will move its U.S. headquarters into The Source building, at the corner of Bloomingdale Road and Maple Avenue.

Good Choice Kitchen, an organic farm-to-table eatery recently opened for business on a newly constructed building on Main Street, in downtown Ossining. The small eatery which seats about 36, offers patrons eat-in prepared foods, juices and grab-and-go option, in addition to customized meal plans and catering services. No job numbers were announced.

Holy Crab, a Cajun seafood restaurant in White Plains, celebrated its grand-opening on February 15, 2017. No job numbers were announced.

PepsiCo Inc. announced plans to expand its footprint in Westchester County. The company will build a new three-story building at its Global Beverage Research and Development Center campus in Valhalla. The proposed 122,000 sq. ft. facility will contain laboratory and office space. In addition to the new structure, PepsiCo also plans to renovate and modernize the interiors of the two existing buildings at 350 Columbus Avenue and 100 Stevens Avenue, including a 15,000 sq. ft. expansion to one of the building’s mezzanine levels and a vestibule. The Mount Pleasant IDA is considering granting the company tax exemptions on the purchases of construction materials and leased equipment, as well as partial real property tax abatement in the form of a payment in lieu of taxes agreement. No job numbers were announced.

The Only Mart, a 5,000 sq. ft. supermarket, recently opened in the city of New Rochelle’s downtown district. The new store offers an extensive selection of organic vegetarian and vegan foods, natural teas and juices, as well as a variety of Asian products, including sodas, cookies and candies. No job numbers were announced.

Twinning Properties L.L.C., a New York City-based developer announced plans to build a $300 million, mixed-use building at the edge of downtown New Rochelle. The development dubbed “Pratt Landing” will feature 450 housing units, 80,000 sq. ft. of retail space, 25,000 sq. ft. of office space, a hotel with 100 to 200 rooms and a parking garage. No job numbers were announced.

BUSINESS CONTRACTIONS FOR THE HUDSON VALLEY REGION

Dutchess County
Nothing to report.

Orange County
Nothing to report.

Putnam County
Nothing to report.

Rockland County
NRG Energy
filed a WARN notice with the NYS Dept. of Labor in anticipation of a mass layoff. The company will shut down its offices in Valley Cottage and lay off 50 employees. The layoffs will occur between May 24 and Jun 23, 2017.

Sullivan County
Nothing to report.

Ulster County
Nothing to report.

Westchester County
Nothing to report.

STRIKES AND LABOR DISPUTES

Nothing to report.

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