Hudson River Skywalk Opens with Fanfare
June 1, 2019
On Saturday visitors enjoyed new perspectives of the breathtaking landscapes that inspired the Hudson River School artists while taking their first stroll on the newly unveiled Hudson River Skywalk.
The $11 million investment in Columbia and Greene counties known as the Hudson River Skywalk is expected to bring millions of additional tourist dollars to the region,
Lt. Governor Visits Skywalk
June 7, 2019
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul visited the newly opened Hudson River Skywalk on Friday to highlight state investments in infrastructure. The Skywalk, which connects Olana State Historic Site to the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, was a $11 million state investment. In addition to pedestrian walkways, bike paths and viewing platforms, the project also involved construction of a traffic circle. Hochul took a tour of the walkway Friday afternoon.
New York State Workplace Training is in for an Overhaul
June 17, 2019
New York State is awash in programs designed to train people for the 21st century workforce, but it’s far from clear how well they are working and whether they coordinate with one another. Madhuri Kommareddi, director of Workforce Development, Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo, wants to change that.
CEDC Board of Directors
July 30, 2019 - 8:30 AM
Please take notice that there will be a meeting of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors
CEDC Loan Committee
July 23, 2019 - 1:00 PM
Please take notice that there will be a meeting of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation Loan Committee
CEDC Audit and Finance Committee
July 17, 2019 - 8:30AM
Please take notice that there will be a meeting of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation Audit and Finance Committee
September 2, 2019 – Labor Day
October 14, 2019 – Columbus Day
November 28 – 29, 2019 – Thanksgiving
December 24 – 25, 2019 – Christmas
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.