A Message from Supervisor Valentine on Business and Economic Development
Chester has long been known for its pro-growth and pro-business reputation. Even in the recent national economic recession, Chester continues to welcome new businesses as well as supporting expansions from of our existing companies. Large and small, Chester would love to welcome all businesses looking to be a part of our community.
Important Town of Chester Contacts:
Supervisor Robert Valentine
P: (845) 469-7000 |Email
Planning Board Chairman Donald Serotta
P: (845) 469-7000 x 308 | Email
Building Inspector James Farr
P: (845) 469-7000 x7 | Email
Useful Links for Businesses
Orange County Chamber of Commerce | Link
The Orange County Chamber is one of the largest chambers of commerce in New York State and is the leading advocate for business in the Hudson Valley region. Membership services, networking opportunities, seminars and special events, government advocacy, free meeting space and more make the Orange County Chamber one of the best business buys in the Hudson Valley. Free business counseling, loan programs and affordable health insurance are also available through the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. The vast majority of Chamber members (approximately 75%) are businesses with fewer than five employees. The recently redesigned Chamber website (www.orangeny.com) receives an average of 20,000 visitors per month. A new monthly publication, Orange County Chamber Business Watch, is directly mailed to 60,000+, including more than 14,000 businesses in Orange County.
Orange County Partnership | Link
The Orange County Partnership is a private, not-for-profit economic development agency that serves as the one-stop resource for economic development in Orange County, NY. The Partnership’s team of economic development professionals works with commercial real estate brokers, developers, site selection firms and regional and statewide economic development agencies to find the most advantageous and cost-effective locations for corporate attractions and expansions.
Orange and Rockland | Link
This site includes important energy provider information as well as information and incentives to relocating and expanding.
New York State Business Guide | Link
Links and information on New York State Business Licenses, Business Permits, Business Taxes, Complaints, Contracting with New York State & Economic Development.
New York State Department of Labor | Link
The State Labor Department is your source for employment data in every region of the state. You’ll find information broken down by major metropolitan areas as well as by county.
Empire State Development | Link
Empire State Development (ESD) is New York’s chief economic development agency. The mission of Empire State Development is to promote a vigorous and growing economy, encourage the creation of new job and economic opportunities, increase revenues to the State and its municipalities, and achieve stable and diversified local economies. Through the use of loans, grants, tax credits and other forms of financial assistance, Empire State Development strives to enhance private business investment and growth to spur job creation and support prosperous communities across New York State.
We would like to hear from you. What would you like to see here that would help your business? Contact us at any time!