“Freight railroads are crucial transportation partners when it comes to attracting New York businesses and helping them expand – the primary goals of the Orange County Partnership. Locally, Norfolk Southern and the Middletown & New Jersey Railroad serve Orange County, connecting our businesses to U.S. and world markets.”

Maureen Halahan is responsible for maximizing corporate attraction and business expansion opportunities in Orange County, NY. She joined the Orange County Partnership in 2001 as Director of Business Attraction. In that position, her team brought over $89 million in new investment dollars and $75 million in projected wage creation and new job opportunity to Orange County. Halahan was promoted to President and CEO in September of 2002.

In 2011, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo named Halahan to the Mid-Hudson Regional Council Board to develop long-term strategic plans for economic growth in New York State. She is a member of CoreNet, an international site-selection industry association, the Warwick LDC and the New York State Economic Development Council.

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