March 8, 2019

Columbia Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) has announced that Hugh Johnson, Chairman of Hugh Johnson Advisors, LLC, will keynote its 2019 Annual Meeting on April 30th  from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Kozel’s Restaurant in Ghent.

Hugh Johnson returns to CEDC’s 2019 Annual Meeting by popular demand.  With his fresh and honest take on the world of business, Hugh Johnson will once again present his perspective and timely insights on New York State’s economy.

The Annual Meeting begins with a buffet breakfast at 7:30 a.m., followed by the keynote speaker. The business portion of the meeting includes the Review and Acceptance of Minutes from the 2018 Annual Meeting, a presentation on the organization’s Audit and Financial Reports, and the Election and Ratification of Directors.  CEDC Chair David Fingar and President F. Michael Tucker will report on the organization’s 2018 economic development successes and present its initiatives for 2019.

CEDC’s Annual Meeting is the county’s premier economic development event of the year.  Join CEDC and over 150 business, government and community leaders to celebrate local economic accomplishments and preview CEDC’s activities for 2019.

CEDC’s Annual Meeting is free of charge, but reservations are required.  To make a reservation or to become a sponsor, please contact CEDC Marketing Director  Carol Wilber at 518.828.4718 or visit the CEDC website at


Columbia Economic Development Corporation (CEDC), the leading economic development organization in Columbia County, is committed to strengthening the county’s tax base through economic development and job creation while maintaining the quality of life so desired by the people who live and work here.  For more information about CEDC programs and services, visit or call 518.828.4718.