SUNY Ulster has been cited in three different areas as an important contributor in the Hudson Valley region's role in New York State's economic future. In a report commissioned by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher and conducted jointly by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government and the University at Buffalo Regional Institute, SUNY Ulster was singled out for its contributions through the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Clean Energy Technology Training (CETT) Consortium and through its role in the Hudson Valley Education Consortium.
In addition, SUNY Ulster contributes more than $80 million into the local economy in direct and indirect spending. With a $13 million payroll and more than 425 employees, we are one of the county's largest employers.
Here are some other ways we are making an impact that reaches beyond our campus and
into our communities:
- We have trained over 4,000 employees with more than $1 million in SUNY Workforce Development
Grants over the past seven years, from hospitals and banks to technology and manufacturing
- We have trained over 500 workers in clean energy technologies through our leadership
role in the SUNY Clean Energy Technology Training (CETT) Consortium.
- The college-sponsored Mid-Hudson Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has
provided counseling services to more than 15,600 clients, helping them invest almost
$505 million in our region's economy, creating and retaining more than 13,000 jobs
over the past 25 years.
- The Development Center for Business has provided customized employee trainee programs for area businesses, healthcare agencies, manufacturers, and not-for-profit organizations in the areas of management, human resources, computer and quality training since 1982.