Vacant to Vibrant

The Vacant to Vibrant Campaign aspires to embolden entrepreneurs and investors to join Hudson River Housing in activating Poughkeepsie's historic commercial corridor. Vacant to Vibrant will use these as some of its strategies:

  • Informing about the current assets that exist in the historic commercial corridor through events and data (see Neighborhood Business Mix above) 
  • Highlighting the demand of the local population through the What's Missing in Middle Main data
  • Informing about available resources, incentives, and support that are available for new businesses
  • Investing 7 million in the re-purposing of a historic mill building in the corridor to be social businesses and affordable housing

Click here for the description of the Vacant to Vibrant mission


Support for New Businesses

Local Resources for New Businesses

Dutchess County Planning and Development

Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits

Small Business Development Center

Community Capital NY

Incentives for New Businesses

City of Poughkeepsie Economic Development Loan Fund

City of Poughkeeepsie Facade Improvement Grant

Support Through Middle Main

Neighborhood Marketing Programs - Tours, Panel Discussions, Mixers, Workshops, etc.

Business Promotion through Made in Middle Main

Events That Engage The Community With This Vision

Broad Network of Local Organizations, Resources, and Residents

If you have or know of resources that are available to new businesses that we might not be aware of please share that information with

Thank you to sponsors and supporters

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