• 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.

Please take notice that there will be a meeting of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors held on October 25, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. at 4303 Route 9, Hudson, NY.

Recent Work

From The Blog

Hudson Valley Creamery

Hudson Valley Creamery

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 everRead More