Links & Resources

Top recommendations for Hudson business owners and residents

The City of Hudson website is being updated regularly with information for city residents.

The Columbia County Economic Development Development Corp. has a dedicated page with resources and information for business owners. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo also has a dedicated page with general updates for all of New York State’s residents and business-owners.

Re-Opening and NY Forward Plans

The following is compiled from information shared through Columbia Comeback.

Phase One

Includes construction; manufacturing and wholesale supply chain; retail for curbside pickup and drop-off or in-store pickup; and agriculture, forestry and fishing, as well as low-risk business and recreational activities, including drive-in movie theaters and some outdoor activities like tennis.

A guide to the state’s “NY Forward Reopening” Plan is available here. The Governor also launched the state’s regional monitoring dashboard, which is available here.

Each re-opening business, as well as all essential business, must develop a written Safety Plan, outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19 and read and affirm detailed guidelines (see links below). A business may fill out the template (see link below) to fulfill the requirement, or may develop its own Safety Plan. Your reopening plan does NOT need to be submitted to a state agency for approval. You DO need to retain a copy of your plan on the premises of the business and it must be made available to the New York State Department of Health (DOH) or local health or safety authorities in the event of an inspection.

Business owners should refer to the State’s industry-specific guidance for more information on how to safely operate (see below).

All Phase One Businesses







Wholesale Trade

Non-Federal Grant, Loan, and other Financing Programs

The Creative Economy: Helpful links for artists and creators

Other financial assistance programs:

Links and Resources for Hospitality Businesses

Small Business Administration (SBA) COVID-19 Loan Programs

As part of the $2 trillion federal stimulus bill (CARES Act) passed on March 27, New York State nonprofits and other small businesses are eligible for a number of relief benefits from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Information about these programs is available on the Empire State Development website. Nonprofits are strongly encouraged to Apply Now as funding is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Key programs include:

Legal assistance

Helbraun Levey, a law firm servicing some of our local businesses, has compiled a directory of helpful links in regards to Coronavirus and Legal Questions.

The New York State Bar Association has a frequently updated coronavirus resource center.

Links to local partners and organizations