CEDC Announces Office Changes Due to COVID-19

March 13, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus, Columbia Economic Development (CEDC) is implementing a number of interim steps designed to keep its staff, clients and members of the public safe.

C-GCC, Delhi Roll Out New Degree Program

February 10, 2020

Local college students will now have a more streamlined process of earning their bachelor’s degrees, thanks to a new partnership between Columbia-Greene Community College and SUNY Delhi.

Governor Outlines 2020 Agenda: Making Progress Happen

January 9, 2020

Govenor Andrew Cuomo today delivered his 2020 State of the State address. The Governor’s 2020 agenda – Making Progress Happen – features nation-leading proposals to tackle critical issues facing New York and the country.  Governor’s agenda continues record of fiscal responsibility while investing in 21st century infrastructure, cutting middle class and small business taxes, providing…

$14 Million Farmland Protection Initiative

December 9, 2019

Governor Cuomo announced a new $14 million initiative to help New York farms with critical financial assistance to keep valuable farmland in production, allow diversification, and ensure long-term viability of operations. More

Low Unemployment Continues for County

December 9, 2019

State Labor Department Releases Preliminary October 2019 Area Unemployment Rates In October, Columbia County has again posted the lowest unemployment rate in the state.  The County’s October unemployment rate of 2.8% is slightly higher than the October 2108 rate of 2.7%. MORE

Small Business Saturday a Success

December 1, 2019

CEDC has been a proud supporter of Small Business Saturday since its creation in 2010.  Nationally, AmEx reports Small Business Saturday hit a record high with an estimated $19.6 billion.  An estimated 110 million shoppers, up from 2018, positively impacted communities. MORE

State Labor Department Releases Report

November 7, 2019

According to recent data from the New York State Department of Labor, Columbia County’s employment statistics are outperforming the rest of the state. 

CEG’s Veteran Connect Center

November 7, 2019

Did you know that over 100,00 people are transitioning out of the military per year?   The Center for Economic Development (CEG) does and they’re on a mission to attract this talented workforce.