Orange County Partnership’s award winners

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Maureen Halahan, president and CEO of the Orange County Partnership stated, “This year’s award recipients reflect the diversity of economic growth in the county and the commitment to investment in our infrastructure to sustain that growth.” The presentations will take place Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor.

The following award recipients will be recognized:

The Spirit of Innovation Award recognizes exceptional initiative that epitomizes the forward-thinking spirit of Orange County. PharmaCannis, an Illinois-based medical marijuana company, will receive this award for its construction of a 26,000-square-foot building for offices, research and development and processing areas and two 47,500-square-foot grow houses. This project will develop 42 acres on Hudson Valley Crossing off Neelytown Road in the town of Hamptonburgh and is investing $40 million.

The Golden Shovel Award recognizes a vision to further responsible growth that helps strengthen and diversify the economy in Orange County.  The Alliance for Balanced Growth, a standing committee of the Orange County Partnership, will recognize CPV Valley Energy Center, which is investing $900 million, constructing a 127,000-square-foot, 650-megawatt power plant in the town of Wawayanda.

For more information about this year’s event, contact Larissa Lewis at 845-294-3696 or


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