Poughkeepsie, New York

BUSINESS-FRIENDLY URBAN VIBE NewYork A s charming as it is dynamic, the City of Poughkeepsie, New York lies in the Hudson Valley midway between New York City and Albany and is part of the New York metropolitan area. Poughkeepsie was settled in the 17th century by the Dutch, became New York’s second capital shortly after the American Revolu- tion, and was chartered as a city in 1854. The name is derived from the Wappinger word, roughly U-puku-ipi-sing, meaning “the reed-covered lodge by the little-water place,” referring to a stream feeding into the Hudson River, northwest of the present downtown area.Today, the city’s rich architectural history and natural beauty draws tourists from around the world,while its business-friendly urban vibe attracts entrepreneurs and people of all ages to work, live, and enjoy all Poughkeepsie has to offer. AT A GLANCE CITY OF POUGHKEEPSIE, NEWYORK WHAT: Duchess County Seat; population 30,000 WHERE: Hudson Valley, New York State WEBSITE: www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com