The Hudson Valley labor force is 1.1 million workers with diverse talents and skills. Our manufacturing workers' productivity is 20% higher than the national average, and our workers are among the highest value-added in the nation, generating $5.89 for every wage dollar.

Hudson Valley wages average about 20% less than wages in the New York City metropolitan area and other suburbs. There is ample labor supply, with firms in the region typically receiving 15 applications for each job opening. Employers speak highly of the region's well-educated, motivated work force.