Wednesday, March 7, 2018



Arc of Ulster-Greene launches business incubator

KINGSTON – The Arc of Ulster-Greene this week opened its business incubator at the Cornell Creative Business Center in Kingston.  The facility, at 139 Cornell Street, was previously used as Arc’s workshop until state funding expired years ago.

Ceremonial ribbon cutting on Tuesday

Nine artisan food businesses are now operating in the space with a condition that they hire individuals with disabilities, said Arc Executive Director John McHugh.

“As part of the reduced overhead cost that we are offering, there is a commitment to hire at least one person with a disability,” McHugh said. “Hopefully as their business grows they will hire more folks and then the intent is that their business will continue to grow to the point where they are going need more space and they will seek that outside of the business center and they and the employees that they have hired including the people we support will go with them.”

The Cornell Creative Business Center is modeled after the successful Accelerator concept designed by the Orange County Industrial Development Agency. That organization has two successful accelerators in New Windsor and is opening a third one at the Touro College for Osteopathic Medicine campus in Middletown next week.

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