Historically low unemployment continues for Columbia County
December 28, 2018
For the sixth consecutive month, Columbia County posted the lowest unemployment rate of any county in the state according to the NYS Department of Labor’s preliminary November 2018 Area Unemployment Rates Press Release. The County’s November unemployment rate of 2.6% is its lowest on record since December, 1999, and down from a 3.5% rate in November, 2017.
4 regulations taking effect in 2019 you need to know about
December 28, 2018
A new year means new rules and regulations that could affect your business. These are four of the changes that take effect in New York state for 2019:
Twin Counties among top AirBnB destinations
January 8, 2019
Airbnb reports that Columbia and Greene Counties are thriving ecosystems for Airbnb hosts. During the past year, Green County hosts generated more revenue than any county in the Capital region with $7.2 million from 48,100 guests and Columbia County was third in the region with $5.7 million from 33,200 guests.
In Columbia County, owning a home more affordable than renting
January 8, 2019
Homeowners in Columbia County save between $200 and $600 a month compared to renters, according to a recent study by the Business Journals using data from Zillow. The study compared median rent prices with monthly mortgage payments for zip-codes across the country using median home values and prevailing interest rates.
CEDC Board of Directors
January 29, 2019 - 8:30 AM
Please take notice that there will be a meeting of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors
CEDC Governance & Nominating Committee
January 22, 2019 - 8:30 AM
Please take notice that there will be a meeting of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation Governance and Nominating Committee
CEDC Loan Committee
January 22, 2019 - 1:00 PM
Please take notice that there will be a meeting of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation Loan Committee
CEDC Executive Committee – CANCELLED
January 16, 2019 - 10:00 AM
Please take notice that there will be a meeting of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation Executive Committee
CEDC Audit & Finance Committee – CANCELLED
January 16, 2019 - 8:30 AM
Please take notice that there will be a meeting of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation Audit & Finance Committee
February 18, 2019 – President’s Day
Special Edition eBlasts
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.