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July 13, 2014
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Orange County business accelerator receives grant


NEW WINDSOR, NY — The Orange County Business Accelerator (OCBA), a business incubator that helps entrepreneurs start up new companies, has learned it will receive a $125,000 grant from the New York State Business Incubator and Innovation Hot Spot Support Program.

Located at 4 Crotty Lane at New York International Plaza at Stewart Airport, OCBA features 15 offices and suites as well as shared conference rooms, a shared kitchen and other facilities. While OCBA aims to support all startup businesses, its targeted industry sectors are clean energy, health sciences and information technology.

This funding will enable several new resources and services including:

Advanced business training courses;

Investor workshops;

An expanded client marketing campaign that offers customized video; and

Professional consultations to help develop websites, social media platforms and other marketing strategies.

OCBA will also use a significant portion of the grant money to establish business training to young entrepreneurs enrolled in courses at Orange County Community College and Mount Saint Mary’s College.