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  • 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.

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Please take notice that the Columbia Economic Development Corporation 2017 Annual Meeting will be held on April 25, 2017, at 7:30 a.m. at Kozel's Restaurant, Route 9H, Ghent, NY.

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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 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