(June 18, 2018) – A Boston-based company plans to open a farm and brandy distillery in the coming years that will create two dozen new jobs. Empire State Development, the state’s economic development initiative, announced June 1 that Drumlin Field Ventures will establish a field-to-glass brandy distillery and tasting room on 182 acres of farm property off the intersection of state Route 23 and county Route 27. The company plans to produce apple and grape brandies using fruit from trees and vines planted on the grounds.
(June 26, 2018) – The Columbia Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) Board of Directors has elected Brian D. Stickles to the Board. Stickles is Assistant Vice President of Commercial Lending and Business Development at the Bank of Greene County, having held positions of increasing responsibility in this department over the last eleven years. He specializes in providing commercial loan products to business customers and individuals in Columbia County and surrounding area.
(July 9, 2018) – Hungry travelers in the town of Hudson face a tough decision: where to eat! The Rivertown Lodge shines at brunch, while Tanzy’s serves baked goods, sandwiches and afternoon tea. Take a journey to the tropics at Lil Deb’s Oasis, grab a farm-to-table burger at Grazin’ or splurge at the James Beard-nominated Fish & Game, housed in a former blacksmith shop.
(July 11, 2018) – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced 13 transformational projects for Hudson as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) award. The strategic investments in downtown Hudson will create additional employment and housing opportunities, as well as improve safety and aesthetics for streetscapes throught the city. The investments are part of the Governor’s ongoing efforts to revitalize the upstate economy and create more opportunities for the Capital Region.
CEDC Audit and Finance Committee
July 18, 2018 - 8:30 AM
Please take notice that there will be a meeting of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation Audit & Finance Committee held on July 18, 2018 at 8:30 AM at 4303 Route 9, Hudson, NY 12534
CEDC Executive Committee
July 18, 2018 - 9:30 AM
Please take notice that there will be a meeting of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation Executive Committee held on July 18, 2018 at 9:30am, at 4303 Route 9, Hudson, NY 12534
CEDC Workforce and Education Committee
July 24, 2018 - 8:30 AM
Please take notice that there will be a meeting of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation Workforce and Education Committee held on July 24, 2018 at 8:30am, at 4303 Route 9, Hudson, NY 12534
CEDC Loan Committee
July 24, 2018 - 1:00 PM
Please take notice that there will be a meeting of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation Loan Committee on July 24, 2018 at 1:00 PM at 4303 Route 9, Hudson, NY 12534
CEDC Board of Directors
July 31, 2018 - 8:30 AM
Please take notice that there will be a meeting of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors on July 31, 2018 at 8:30 AM at 4303 Route 9, Hudson, NY 12534
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.