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The Rockland County Department of Economic Development and Tourism identifies resources and initiatives that support our county's diversified industries such as tourism, hospitality, film production, renewable energy, bio-med, data-tech and advanced manufacturing and engineering. Structured as part of the County Executive's office, our department is effectively positioned to implement, respond, and act quickly to the changing economic climate.

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism fosters economic stability and growth by supporting a healthy business environment and empowering companies to compete at the highest level. We provide services directly to businesses through advocacy, retention and expansion assistance, and workforce development, and we practice economic development through the implementation of innovative programs, including:

  • Grant Assistance.
  • Site relocation assistance.
  • Resource & Incentive Coordinators.
  • B2B/B2G/B2C Connectors.
  • Business Retention & Expansion.
  • Workforce Development.


Rockland County offers unparalleled amenities, a highly educated and diverse workforce, desirable residential options and business-friendly services that have attracted visitors, consumers and tourists, as well as a wide-range of companies seeking a value-added quality of life for their employees and families. As a major transportation hub, Rockland offers: 


  • Less than 30 miles northwest of Manhattan.       Historic-Hudson-River-Cuomo-Bridge-tour.jpg
  • Centrally located to New Jersey, Connecticut, Westchester County, and the Hudson Valley.
  • Midway point between the Hartford and Philadelphia distribution corridor.

Easy & Accessible Transportation

  • Along the New York State Thruway, the Palisades Interstate Parkway, and the Garden State Parkway.
  • Metro North and New Jersey Transit train service.
  • Transportation of Rockland (TOR), Hudson Link, and Rockland Coaches bus service.
  • NY Waterway – the Hudson Valley's only regional ferry service located in Haverstraw, New York.
  • Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.
  • Four international airports and the Port of New Jersey.


As the "Gateway to the Hudson Valley Region," Rockland County possesses an eclectic mix of diverse and unmatched natural, cultural, historical, and commercial assets attracting visitors from all over the world. 

Our tourism division promotes Rockland County as a premier travel destination through campaigns and itineraries which feature our rich and diverse culture and special attractions.  

Discover Rockland's "Tourism Triangle" featuring:    Rockland_Map_Green_triangle.jpg

  • Scenic waterfront villages.
  • Mountain vistas and parks.
  • Hiking and biking trails.
  • Arts and culture.
  • Historic sites.
  • The Palisades Center.
  • The Shops at Nanuet.
  • World-class restaurants and five microbreweries.
  • Boutique hotels and charming bed and breakfasts.
  • World-class public, semi-private, and private golf courses.
  • The Rockland Landing & The Path.
  • NY Waterway Ferry to NYC.

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Film production in Rockland County has grown to become one of its most profitable industry sectors. Rockland is experiencing a flurry of sustained filming activity that generates revenue while showcasing our best attractions and fostering civic pride. With its great variety of locations, its proximity to New York City, and pro-business focus, Rockland County is a leading destination in the world for filming.

Our department's film division serves as the point of contact for motion picture and television film industry professionals looking to do business in Rockland County. Our friendly and experienced staff are available to assist production companies by offering essential services which include:

• Site and location assistance.
• Guidance to local governments with developing their local film ordinance.
• Coordination private and commercial properties.
• Production and post-production planning and logistics.
• Assistance with hotel, restaurant, and transportation arrangements.
• Coordination of safety plans regarding COVID-19.
• A 24-hour production call-in number.

For more information on filming in Rockland County, please our office at (845) 364-2171 or visit our new website


For more information, please contact us at the following:

Rockland County Department of Economic Development and Tourism
50 Sanatorium Road
Building A, 8th Floor
Pomona, New York 10970
(845) 364-2170

New Website Coming Soon!

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism is currently developing a new, comprehensive website.  Coming soon, visitors will be able to access information and resources related to economic development, tourism, and film all in one convenient location at  Please be sure to check back regularly as we continue to make developments to enhance our new website.