(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.
(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.
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 – MEETING CANCELLED
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 Meeting
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.