Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus was pleased to welcome Life Medical Technologies to its new headquarters in Dutchess County at press event held this morning at Hudson Valley Research Park Campus in East Fishkill. County Executive Steinhaus was joined by New York State Governor David Paterson, Empire State Development Chairman and CEO Dennis Mullen and Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation President John MacEnroe along with Life Medical Technologies CEO Carol Fitzgerald to announce the company’s decision to locate in Dutchess County.
Life Medical Technologies produces and markets BreastCare DTS®, an easy-to-use device produced under patent which has been FDA-cleared as an adjunct to mammography and other procedures for the detection of breast disease, including breast cancer.
Life Medical Technologies will make significant investment in construction work, equipment and materials and other investments at the IBM Building 320 on the Hudson Valley Research Campus in East Fishkill. Operations are expected to ramp up quickly with production starting by early 2011. Life Medical Technologies plans to create 250 jobs over the next three years.
“We work with a simple recipe here in Dutchess County… build a multi-dimensional, diversified economy. Today as we welcome Life Medical Technologies we step forward as a world-wide leader in medical technology,” said County Executive Steinhaus.
County Executive Steinhaus, the Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) and numerous community and business leaders worked in partnership with Empire State Development (ESD) to convince Life Medical Technologies to come to Dutchess County.
Key to attracting Life Medical Technologies to Dutchess County was the support the company received from TEAM Dutchess, including the IBM real estate team, who were able to help the company take advantages of the opportunity offered by locating its operational headquarters plant in the local Poughkeepsie/Dutchess Empire Zone. The company was also attracted to the area because of Dutchess County’s high quality, skilled workforce. According to Life Medical Technologies CEO Carol Fitzgerald, the company had reviewed more than twenty sites across the country, including Rochester, NY and Baltimore, MD before finally settling on Dutchess County as their new home.
“Many months of hard work by all the members of our TEAM DUTCHESS helped to bring this important medical technology industry and new job opportunities to our county,” concluded County Executive Steinhaus. “With Life Medical Technologies, we can now build a legacy of continued economic development, job creation and most importantly, life saving technology.”