Columbia Forward is a county-wide initiative to provide business support and financial assistance to small businesses.
The Columbia County Board of Supervisors is lending its support to a unique, new partnership between Columbia Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) and the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce (CCCC). The partnership was created to implement and manage a three-year program of grants and loans to assist Columbia County-based small businesses as well as local economic development committees.
The CEDC has committed up to $500,000 of funding for small business loans.
Columbia County received half a million dollars from its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. The money will fund grants and loans for:
- $50,000 for grants to complement CEDC small business loan clients
- $450,000 to provide business support programs and technical assistance
How to contact us
We invite you to reach out and contact us for more information or to get more details about the application process:
Columbia County Chamber of Commerce – NY
1 North Front Street Hudson, NY 12534
Columbia Economic Development Corporation
One Hudson City Centre, Suite 301 Hudson, NY 12534