The Cohoes Public Market is looking for Vendors for the 2015 season, our eighth year. This will be the second year that we will be closing down Remsen Street to accommodate
the vendors.


   Choose Cohoes Membership Group
Choose Cohoes Meeting on
Tuesday, September 15th  
We will be continuing our discussion on the structure and benefits of investing in the CLDC and being an active member of the Choose Cohoes organization. View Choose Cohoes Membership Group Brochure for membership application. We will try to hold some evening meetings/mixers so those of you that cannot make the meetings will still be able to participate in our discussions.

June 2nd, 2015 - Meeting

May 6th, 2015 - Meeting

March 31st, 2015 - Meeting

February 25th, 2015 - Meeting

January 26th, 2015 - Meeting

November 17th, 2014 - Meeting

October 16, 2014 - Meeting

September 18, 2014 - Meeting

(Choose Cohoes Membership Group Brochure)

2014 Regional Economic Development Council Awards Booklet
City Of Cohoes has been awarded
Comprehensive Plan Development
Award $51,500
The City of Cohoes will revise its Comprehensive Plan to address both the needs of the community and evaluate how these needs fit into the strategic plan for the region. The Plan will foster regional collaboration, open doors to new funding opportunities, and is expected to increase the number of jobs.

Combined Sewer Overflow(CSO)Clean Water Project
Award $30,000 
The City of Cohoes will complete an engineering report to address combined sewer overflows at Vliet Blvd. This project is identified in the Albany Pool CSO Long Term Control Plan. 

Matton Shipyard Adaptive Reuse Project
Award $238,642 
The Erie Canalway Heritage Fund (ECHF)will develop a feasibility plan for the Matton Shipyard to develop a strategy for preservation and use of existing structures and waterfront, including one building used as ECHF headquarters; identify a flood protection strategy; and assess the feasibility of a multi-agency use of the site.
The Matton Shipyard, established in 1916, is located on Van Schaick Island in Cohoes, New York at the junction of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers. Matton is a rare surviving example of an early 20th century civilian ship building and repair facility. 

2014 Regional Economic Development Council Awards  

As tourism industry grows, grants will further
develop hospitality culture
Cohoes Local Development Corporation $5,000

Cohoes Visitors and Information Center Grant funds will be used to revitalize the Cohoes Visitors and Information Center to attract national and international visitors, to provide a venue of activities for Capital District visitors, to provide informational resources to residents, and to provide a showcase for business opportunities in Cohoes. The attraction, programs, and activities, from bike to water travel will attract many daily as well as overnight stays in Albany County.
ALBANY, N.Y. – The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACCVB) Foundation announced today the recipients of the Hospitality Grants, designed to support not-for-profit organizations located in Albany County. Awards will be presented at a press event on December 1.

The fund, which is managed by the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region (CFGCR),
supports programs that aid in building and sustaining Albany County tourism destinations, attractions, events, and other tourism-related activities. The grants encourage collaboration between nonprofit organizations, community groups, and hospitality businesses to further extend the economic impact of tourism and business.

“Tourism to our region ensures economic success, and these organizations understand what it takes to keep people coming back.” said Michele Vennard, President/CEO of the ACCVB, “It’s important to recognize these recipients who have all shown dedication to improving our hospitality culture and community.” 

The grants, ranging from $1,000 - $5,000, were approved by the ACCVB's Board of Directors and were funded through the earned income of the Bureau. This is the third time in two years that non-profit organizations within Albany County have been awarded grants from the Foundation.

The Cohoes Local Development Corporation is a 501 C 3 non-profit corporation whose mission is to focus on job creation and retention, economic development and housing opportunities within the City of Cohoes. The corporation is made up of five board members, all of which are non-compensated directors.

The CLDC is responsible for administering the Business Loan Program . The primary purpose of the Business Loan Program is to foster economic development in the City of Cohoes and focus on the expansion of local business. The CLDC in conjunction with the Business Loan Program will seek to further its mission through the provisions of low interest loans to businesses.
New York State Local Development Corporation

Message from the Internal Revenue Service Small Business covering Upstate New York.  The Service is exploring opportunities to partner with industry organizations to help entrepreneurs thrive in their business ventures, especially new sole proprietors.   By working together through outreach and education, we know we can help business owners succeed.
Our goal is to deliver educational material on two topics that, according to our research and experience, commonly trip up new business owners. Those topics are Recordkeeping and Understanding Gross Business Receipts.
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Welcome to the Cohoes City School District
The following video was introduced by Superintendent Robert Libby at a reception for area realtors who were being introduced to the City of Cohoes and to the ... (MORE)

Cohoes Offers First Time Homebuyers Program
The First Time Homebuyer program is now closed.  This program has been a great success and has allowed twelve individuals or families buy their first home in the City of Cohoes.  This program was designed to keep people here in the City of Cohoes and also try to target the low income area in the downtown area.
Four of the units were in the target area, one was on the island section and the remainder was in the hill district.  The majority of the homes in the hill district were young families that grew up in Cohoes and have chosen to invest in their home town.
Thank you to the Board of the Cohoes IDA for approving this partnership with the Local Development Corporation to make this program possible.

The Business Review - July 15 -21, 2011 - Top Twenty Five Construction Project (ranked by project value)...#8 Harmony Mills Falls View & #22 Cohoes Falls Apartments...VIEW

Times Union - Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - By Chris Churchill Business writer - Rooms with a view in Cohoes Two projects are bringing more than 260 apartments to the Cohoes waterfront -- and promising to boost the Spindle City's recent population growth...MORE

The Record - Sunday, March 27, 2011 - By Tim O'Brien - Rising Stars Where are median home sales prices soaring?  MORE





CHOOSE COHOES Groundbreaking

300 Lion Heart Manor, right of Manor Avenue in Cohoes 






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Cohoes Local Development Corporation

97 Mohawk Street
Cohoes, NY 12047
518.233-2117 * Fax: 518-233.2168
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