Columbia County's future is bright. It's fueled by optimism, pride, and a solid belief in our people, products, and places. CEDC's Strategic Plan builds upon the county's many successes and creates a roadmap for future job growth and increased economic prosperity. But it doesn't lose sight of where we've been and who we are. The Strategic Plan aims to preserve deeply held traditions while keeping in step with a global economy. View CEDC's Strategic Plan
and planning documents.
Please take notice that there will be a meeting of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation Loan Committee held on August 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm at 4303 Route 9, Hudson, NY.
Please take notice that there will be a meeting of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors held on August 30, 2016 at 8:30 am at 4303 Route 9, Hudson, NY.
Both Columbia and Greene counties fared well in the recent announcements of the New NY Broadband grants by Gov. Cuomo, but in different ways. The lion's share of the $12.2 million that will be going to the Twin Counties is going to Greene County providers - $8.72 million to State Telephone Company in Coxsackie. Another $1.01 million is going to Mid-Hudson Data Corp,. which operates in Greene, Columbia, Albany, Schoharie and Ulster counties. GTEL Telecommunications, which covers southern Columbia and northern Dutchess counties, was awarded $2.5 million.
Columbia-Greene Community College is one of the top 10 community colleges in New York State, according to a ranking by www.edsmart.org. The Greenport-based college was ranked third overall in the list by the website Edsmart, which is "an editorially independent review journal that provides educational guides and rankings that facilitate the path to and through college for student of all ages."
From The Blog
Ooh la la! C’est bon! French artisanal cheese makers flourish in Columbia County. The Hudson Valley has long been a hotbed of economic opportunity for the food and beverage industry. From global powerhouses such as Pepsico, Kraft and Heineken downstate to emerging specialty farms upstate, the valley continues to be the epicenter of agribusiness in the state of New York.Read More
A Relevant, Dynamic Institution. With the economy returning steadily, Columbia-Greene Community College continues its role in helping to effectively shape students futures. While keeping their college costs relatively low, students at C-GCC can choose from vital career-oriented programs. Graduates of the school’s nursing and automotive technology programs, for example, can earn higher-than-average wages for the area. Such other programs asRead More
Not only has Etsy become a household name as an international platform for sellers of all types, its Hudson office has grown from 11 to 81 employees in just three years while many Columbia County residents are among the more than 1 million artisans selling their wares on line. Etsy Vice President of Member Operations Heather Jassy was the keynoteRead More