Partnership, Innovation & Collaboration

Rockland County offers a highly educated and diversified workforce and a proactive business environment designed to help your business succeed. Rockland presents a unified front for businesses by collaborating with local, regional, state, federal, non-profit, and educational partners to provide tailored support. Our partners include:

Empire State Development (ESD)

33 Airport Center Drive - #201

 New Windsor, NY 12553

(845) 245-6804 | (TTY) 711 | Website


Empire State Development (ESD) is New York State's chief economic development agency and provides a range of tax credits and financial incentives to help businesses invest in their workforce, locate in strategic areas and improve their facilities.

Workforce Development Board of Rockland County

14 Liberty Square Mall

Stony Point, NY 10980

(914) 393-3649 | (TTY) 711 | Website

A volunteer body responsible for policy guidance and oversight of workforce development in Rockland County. Directs federal, state, and local funding to programs for adults, dislocated workers and youth to help them acquire the skills employers want and help employers access the talent pool they need to compete and win in a global economy.


BOCES Educational Resource Center (BERC)

131 N. Midland Avenue

Nyack, NY 10960 

(845) 770-2900 | (TTY) 711 | Website

Rockland Works is a grant-funded program offered in partnership with the Workforce Development Board of Rockland County (WDBRC). Rockland Works is the county’s one-stop employment and training resource, supporting both the employment and training needs of job seekers and the staffing needs of local employers. Located at the BOCES Educational Resource Center (BERC) in Nyack, all services are provided free of charge.

Rockland County Industrial Development Agency (IDA)

254 South Main Street, Suite 410

New City, NY 10956

(845) 977-3900 | (TTY) 711 | Website


The Rockland IDA provides a variety of financial incentives to promote the attraction of new businesses to Rockland County, as well as the expansion of existing businesses in the community.

Rockland Small Business Development Center

145 College Road

Suffern, NY 10901

(845) 574-4000 | (TTY) 711 | Website

Rockland Community College’s NY Small Business Development Center (NYSBDC) brings the college into the business community by providing small business owners and entrepreneurs in New York with the highest quality, completely confidential business counseling, training and business research at no cost. The SBDC works with real people and real businesses, like yours, helping to meet challenges, capitalize on opportunity and achieve success.

Rockland Business Association

9 North Mill Street

Nyack, NY 10960

(845) 735-2100 | (TTY) 711 | Website

The Rockland Business Association’s mission is to educate, inform, and provide beneficial services to members and actively represent, promote, and support the business community of Rockland County, NY. With more than 1,000 member businesses, the RBA’s services and benefits target the needs of various sectors in the community including the manufacturing, financial and service industries.