• Farm Markets
  • For communities rich in tradition
  • For the pleasures of small town living.
  • For the joy of discovering a small, hip city.
  • For shopping and dining to suit any taste.
  • For culture bridging past and present.
  • For recreation throughout the year.
  • Unhampered by urban sprawl.
  • Where entrepreneurs find success.
  • Where businesses find their staying power.
  • Where working farms dot the landscape.
  • Where agri-business is flourishing.
  • For business.  For life.
  • Easy to get to.  Closer than you think.

Message from the President & CEO

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.

CEDC Board Meeting
June 28, 2016 - 8:30 AM
Columbia Economic Development Corporation
4303 Rte 9, Hudson, NY 12534

Columbia County IDA Special Meeting
June 28, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Columbia Economic Development Corporation
4303 Rte. 9, Hudson, NY 12534

Recent Work

From The Blog

Hudson Valley Creamery

Hudson Valley Creamery

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

Columbia-Greene Community College

Columbia-Greene Community College

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

Etsy

Etsy

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