Economic Development with Economic Justice

Over the last several years, we’ve seen increasing economic growth here in Ulster County. At the same time, we know it hasn’t benefited everyone in our community. Over 40% of Ulster County residents still live paycheck-to-paycheck, or worse. This is unacceptable.

As County Executive, I will ensure that we not only build on the economic progress we’ve made, but that we do not leave anyone behind as we grow. This means that I will:

  • Support the preservation and creation of more affordable housing, specifically in the City of Kingston and surrounding areas.
  • Protect county funding for critical social services programs to take care of residents who need help.
  • Invest in deep economic growth by supporting industries like Ulster County’s growing technology and creative communities.
  • Create and expand skills training programs to help residents learn skills to find good-paying jobs right here in Ulster County.