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Ryan Deffenbaugh

Ryan Deffenbaugh covers energy, education, commercial real estate and the Sound Shore for the Westchester County Business Journal.

SUNY Orange plans Newburgh hub for training, entrepreneurship

The college hopes to renovate three downtown Newburgh buildings to expand it campus, while revitalizing the downtown and providing training people can use to improve their lives.

State plugs in Westchester community choice aggregation power program for round...

The New York Public Service Commission voted in November to renew Sustainable Westchester’s Community Choice Aggregation program.

Mack-Cali sells Elmsford Distribution Center for $70.25 million

Maryland-based Realterm Logistics is the buyer of the six-building industrial park comprising roughly 387,000 square feet off Saw Mill River Road.

New York state ranks first in population loss (again)

Newly reported data from the U.S. Census Bureau places New York at the top of the list of just nine states that lost residents between 2017 and 2018.

NY Gaming Commission postpones meeting on MGM Empire City licensing

The New York State Gaming Commission had planned to vote on multiple licenses related to MGM's purchase of Empire City.

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets announces five new stores

Forever 21 and Golden Goose Deluxe Brand, a Venice-based, high-fashion sneaker company, are among the brands that have opened or will arrive in the next few months.

Bethel Woods to host three-day festival for Woodstock 50th anniversary

Next August, Bethel Woods will host a range of artists from different musical genres to mark the golden anniversary of the original music festival.

Mastercard: Strongest holiday shopping season in six years

The Purchase-based company reported sales up 5.1 percent this holiday season from last, reaching $850 billion.

Retia Medical becomes first BioInc@NYMC client to win FDA clearance

Retia Medical received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for a cardiovascular monitoring system called the Argos Hemodynamic Monitor.

Woodbury Common plans expansion: hotels, a helipad and even more stores

The latest major expansion for Woodbury Common Premium Outlets could bring hotels and new shops and restaurants to the mall, which is already an...

Wellness, wine, bread and bricks: These 8 Hudson Valley projects are...

The $87.1 million in state REDC grant funding awarded to the Mid-Hudson region included money for some major development initiatives, each with regional implications.

Fly Louie expands air service out of Westchester with Pittsburgh route

The company pitches it service as a way to skip the inconveniences of commercial flights without spending thousands chartering an actual private flight.

Hudson Valley lands $87M in state development funds, $16M to Westchester

The money was part of more than $763 million in economic and community development grant funding awarded through the eighth round of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative.

Cuomo to push recreational marijuana legalization for New York in 2019

“Let’s legalize adult use of recreation marijuana once and for all,” Cuomo said. The move could bring hundreds of millions in tax revenues annually, by state estimates.

Westchester retailers ring in season with creativity

A survey from the National Retail Federation trade group found the average consumer expects to drop about $1,007 on holiday gifts and related purchases, up 4.1 percent from a year earlier.