Under new leadership, the Columbia Economic Development Corporation made significant progress in community infrastructure initiatives, business retention and expansion and increasing the county loan fund in 2016, CEDC officials said Tuesday. A record crowd of 135 county leaders, business owners and residents attended the annual CEDC breakfast at Kozel's restaurant on state Route 9H in Ghent, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
There was a sense of renewed energy and excitement at Kozel's the morning of April 25th as CEDC’s President/CEO F. Michael Tucker and CEDC Board Chair Tony Jones were joined by more than 130 business men and women for CEDC's Annual Member Meeting. Opening remarks were provided by Board Chair Tony Jones, Columbia County Board of Supervisors Chairman Matt Murell, Empire State Development Deputy Regional District Director Arnie Will, and Congressman John Faso’s District Director Ryan McAllister. During the business portion of the meeting, CEDC members received an annual Financial Report and voted to make minor Bylaw amendments. In addition, the following Board Members were elected:
New York announced the long-awaited phase II broadband grants late Tuesday. The grants are the second of three phases in a program which seeks to bring high-speed internet to everyone in the state by the end of 2018 through joint public-private investments in telecommunications infrastructure. More than $38 million is going to five telecommunications companies serving the Twin Counties, and the funds will be applied to 16 municipalities in the region.
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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. Joining recently in the ever evolving agricultural business community was the Hudson Valley Creamery located in Livingston, NY. European parent company, Groupe Euriel, a global dairy company and leading producer and marketer of cheeses from goat and cow’s milk, selected Columbia County as the location for its first United States processing plant. According to TimRead More