(July 17, 2018) – Columbia Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) today issued its Request for Proposals (RFP) to perform consulting work to determine the feasibility of constructing a multi—use Rail Trail connecting Hudson and Philmont in Columbia County. CEDC is collaborating with Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) in the development of this feasibility study. Consulting work will be funded by CEDC with support from a 2017 Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail Grant Program. The project will be monitored by CLC and the Greenway. With the release today, proposals to the RFP will be due Friday, August 10, 2018 at 4:00 PM, with RFP questions or clarifications due by August 3, 2018. CEDC will review and consider all responses submitted and anticipates making an award on August 27, 2018. The RFP is available on CEDC’s website at www.columbiaedc.com.
(July 31, 2018) – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced several new initiatives to support New York State Grown & Certified participating farms and businesses, and drive consumer demand for New York’s agricultural products. Nearly $500,000 in funding is available for producers and retailers to help offset the cost of new packaging and on-product labeling, as well as in-store signage to increase brand recognition of Grown & Certified products. The New York State Grown & Certified program, first launched by Governor Cuomo in August 2016, promotes New York agricultural producers and growers who adhere to food safety and environmental sustainability standards.
(August 2, 2018) – Columbia Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) today announced applications are now being accepted for the organization’s annual MicroBusiness Seminar Series. This popular course will run September 18 – November 13. All classes will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce at One North Front Street, Hudson, NY.
CEDC Board of Directors Meeting
August 28, 2018 - 8:30 AM
Please take notice that there will be a meeting of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors on August 28, 2018 at 8:30 AM at 4303 Route 9, Hudson, NY 12534
CEDC Loan Committee
August 21, 2018 - 1:00 PM
Please take notice that there will be a meeting of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation Loan Committee on August 21, 2018 at 1:00 PM at 4303 Route 9, Hudson, NY 12534
CEDC Governance and Nominating Committee
August 15, 2018 - 8:30 AM
Please take notice that there will be a meeting of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation Governance and Nominating Committee held on August 15, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. at 4303 Route 9, Hudson, NY 12534
Columbia County CRC – MEETING CANCELLED
August 7, 2018 - 8:35 AM
Please take notice that there will be a regular meeting of the Columbia County Capital Resource Corporation (CRC) which will be held on August 7, 2018 at 8:35am at 4303 Route 9, Hudson, NY 12534
Columbia County IDA Meeting
August 7, 2018 - 8:30 AM
Please take notice that there will be a regular meeting of the Columbia County Industrial Development Agency held on August 7, 2018 at 8:30am at their offices at 4303 Route 9, Hudson, NY 12534.
CEDC Workforce & Education Committee – MEETING CANCELLED
August 2, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Please take notice that there will be a meeting of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation Workforce & Education Committee on August 2, 2017 at 4:00 PM at 4303 Route 9, Hudson, NY
Hudson Valley Creamery
Artisan Goat Cheese in Columbia County
Hudson Valley Creamery (HVC), located in Livingston, has been growing in Columbia County in recent years, continuing a long tradition of a strong agribusiness sector. The company produces artisan-style goat cheese in a facility that is the only of its kind on the East Coast. CEDC has worked with HVC to secure funding, including a $1 million state grant in 2015, and study the goat cheese industry.
The Wick Hotel
Growing Capacity for Tourism
The Wick Hotel, on Cross Street in Hudson, is a 55-room boutique hotel that promises to bring increased tourism and event-based business to the City of Hudson and Columbia County. The $8 million project was supported by a $1.5 million grant from Empire State Development, and once open the hotel is expected to produce over $2 million in economic impact for the area annually.