NEW WINDSOR – Laurie Villasuso, until now the chief operating officer of the Accelerator Powered by the Orange County Industrial Development Agency, has been named chief executive officer of the IDA and Accelerator.
Villasuso credited the successful operation of the agency to its leadership starting with the board of directors. “This board is committed to making sure that we bring the best jobs to Orange County, and now especially in the last few years, we have really committed to transparency, and oversight and compliance, and in addition to doing the job that we need to do in terms of attracting and expanding businesses, we are also making sure that we have an eye on what we need to do for the citizens of New York and Orange County to see what we are doing,” she said.
The Accelerator program provides specific research and development and manufacturing sectors in their facilities in New Windsor and the cities of Newburgh and Middletown. Under development at present is an incubator in the Town of Warwick.