New development will create 100 jobs in East Fishkill

The Town of East Fishkill, Blue Water Development Group and lawyers have reached an agreement to build a 530-square-foot logistics center at the old IBM west campus off Route 52.

Ben Nandy and Lee Danuff

May 17, 2023, 9:51 PM

Updated 366 days ago

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Another 100 jobs - some paying six figures - are coming to East Fishkill - but it's not clear who will be providing those jobs. 
The Town of East Fishkill, Blue Water Development Group and lawyers have reached an agreement to build a 530-square-foot logistics center at the old IBM west campus off Route 52. It is going to create about 100 jobs, but it has not been revealed which company is going to do business there and provide those jobs.
"I'm not at liberty to say who the company is. I signed a nondisclosure," says East Fishkill Town Supervisor Nicholas D'Alessandro. 
D'Alessandro says that if a project meets strict town and state standards, the town has to approve it - no matter who the tenants are.
D'Alessandro said he likes this project more than the recent Amazon warehouse that just opened nearby, because of the pay.
In a job search, News 12 found Amazon warehouse jobs starting at between $40,000 and $50,000 a year. These jobs are expected to pay between $75,000 and $125,000 a year.
"It is much better paying jobs than the Amazon jobs, which we are very happy about. It's going to be that extra muscle for our taxpayers to help alleviate some of their costs," says D'Alessandro. 
The new development there is possibly leading to more new development.
Sloop Brewing Company Adam Watson says most of its business is wholesale distributing, but more people have been coming into its restaurant and bar - so much so that Sloop is seeking town approval of a new patio expansion.
"All the new people are consuming more products that all of us manufacturers are making right now," says Watson. 
D'Alessandro says the secret company won't stay secret much longer.
"I believe they're finalizing that right now, and we'll have a press conference soon to say who that company is," he says. 
Town officials are also looking to serve other sectors that pay big salaries.
D'Alessandro says the town is currently working on expanding its water system in this area so it can start accommodating businesses in the semiconductor industry, which it believes is going to be a job creator in the area. 


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