Our strength is in our Membership.

Columbia County is positioned to lead the region in sustained economic growth, now and in the future – and CEDC Members and Partners are helping ensure positive outcomes every day.

It’s because of the generosity of our Members that CEDC continues to bring our mission to life: strengthen the area’s tax base through economic development and job creation, assist businesses to locate and expand within the County, and promote Columbia County as a premier place for both business investment and personal opportunity.

CEDC offers four membership levels, each with their own package of benefits:
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Taking a CEDC membership is making a vote for thoughtful development.
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Thank you to CEDC Members for their generous support and partnership.
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Our neighbors say it best…

“Chatham Brewing benefited from an SBA microloan from CEDC when we were just getting started. A second loan from CEDC allowed us to expand into our current location. Today, our beers are sold in stores and restaurants from Saratoga to New York City. Visit our tasting room on Main Street next time you’re in Chatham.

Tom Crowell and Jake Cunningham
Chatham Brewing, 59 Main Street, Chatham, NY 12037

“When my small engine repair business began to take off, I needed a loan to expand the shop. It can be hard to find a loan for a startup business, but CEDC approved my loan, and they have been easy to work with. I recommend CEDC for small business loans.”

James Swartz
Jim’s Small Engine Repairs, 4 Soller Heights Road, Ghent, NY 12075

“It took a lot of planning to get our wood-fired restaurant ready to open. Working with our bank and CEDC, we were able to make it happen. The technical assistance offered by CEDC has helped tremendously. We are happy to be back in Joey’s hometown, and invite you to try our Neapolitan pizza, fine wines, and small plates featuring locally-sourced ingredients.”

Joey Alvarez and Julianna Santos
Oak Pizzeria Napoletana, 523 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534

“We were able to privately finance the purchase of the real estate, and my father, an expert craftsman and carpenter, has done most of the renovation work. But a startup requires capital, so when it was time to apply for a loan, we went to CEDC.”

Sophie Newsome
Olde York Farm, 284 Route 23, Claverack, NY 12513