Orange Accelerator expands facilities


NEW WINDSOR – Several months ago, the Orange County Accelerator changed its mission from providing incubator space at its New Windsor office building for start-up businesses, to providing space for cottage manufacturing businesses. The first was geared for clothing design and production.
Another cottage industry joining the mix is bottling, said Laurie Villasuso,
Orange County Industrial Dvelopment Agency’s chief operating officer.
“This isn’t bottling necessarily like beverages or beer, but a lot of soaps, cleansers, lotions, hair products,” Villasuso said.  “These kinds of things people are producing in smaller batches, they have great success, so they need to bottle them in a more rapid rate than they can do at home.”
To make that happen, the Accelerator is going to lease another building near their current one to accommodate manufacturing businesses in a growth mode.
Four of those companies have committed to the new building with one more space available.

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