HVEDC Forms Strategic Research Partnership with Pattern for Progress

Real Estate In-Depth | September 2018

Mike Oates, HVEDC President and CEO

GOSHEN—The Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. and Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress announced on Sept. 25 they had formed a strategic partnership.

Goshen-based HVEDC is the Hudson Valley’s leading economic development agency and Pattern for Progress, based in Newburgh, is the Hudson Valley’s primary public policy and think tank organization. Pattern for Progress is a not-for-profit policy, planning, advocacy and research organization whose mission is to promote regional, balanced and sustainable solutions that enhance the growth and vitality of the Hudson Valley.

“We are excited to form a strategic research partnership with Pattern for Progress,” said Mike Oates, president and CEO of HVEDC. “HVEDC will utilize research provided by Pattern for Progress to assist in the attraction, retention and expansion of businesses into the Hudson Valley.”

Pattern for Progress will assist HVEDC with market research by helping to identify economic development trends, including workforce challenges brought about by population decline, education and training gaps in the market and the impact of housing with workforce retention and recruitment. Both organizations will also develop strategies to revitalize distressed communities to bring jobs and investment.

“We are excited to partner with Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation,” said Pattern for Progress President and CEO Jonathan Drapkin. “We look forward to working with HVEDC for the betterment of the residents and businesses of the Hudson Valley for many years to come. The division of responsibilities plays to each organization’s strengths.”

Editor’s Note: HVEDC President and CEO Mike Oates will be the featured speaker at the RPAC Luncheon event held in conjunction with the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors’ 102nd Annual Member Appreciation Day on Oct. 29 at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown. Oates will speak on “Economic Development in the Hudson Valley.”

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.

Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress is a policy, planning, advocacy and research nonprofit that has promoted regional, balanced and sustainable solutions for the Hudson River Valley since 1965.