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Success Stories

Greene County is a great place to build a successful business rooted in the fabric of a vibrant community. Steady economic growth, hard work and ingenuity, paired with support and resources has paved the way for a number of businesses, both large and small to establish a profitable location in our area. Check out some of the successful businesses located in Greene County, and read the latest news about businesses opening and expanding every day.

 

Tiny is the New Huge! Think BIG - a Tiny House Resort in South Cairo, NY

September 20, 2017

Thinking BIG is second nature to Marjorie Juszczak and her daughter Melissa.  They are the daughter (and granddaughter) of Bob Malkin – the business man who, with his artist friend Phyllis Prinz created Think Big!®– the line of oversized versions of everyday products that originated with 6-foot pencils and 5-foot Crayola crayons.  Iconic through the 1980s, the Think Big!® retail store originated in SOHO (before it was the SOHO we know) and its products were featured in blockbuster films like BIG and Forrest Gump – both starring Tom Hanks.

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Destination Downstreet – Businesses Build Community on Main Street Catskill, NY

July 25, 2017

The Historic Hudson River village of Catskill, NY was built along the Catskill Creek in the 18th century.  Its Main Street ran from docks on the river at ‘The Point’, along the creek to the business district. There it intersected with streets leading up the surrounding hills to homes and farmsteads.  Villagers heading to the shops, the post office, the docks, the court house or the banks walked or rode downhill to get to where business was done, so they referred to these trips as going ‘Downstreet’.

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Community Placemaking for the Creative Economy in Greene County, NY

June 22, 2017

While the traditional hubs of what is known as the Creative Economy have been largely urban, the cyber-scape of American business is continually advancing, much to the benefit of rural destination-communities like those in Greene County.  So why do rural communities care about the Creative Economy in the first place? The short answer is JOBS. 

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Invest In Greene Program Engages Second Home Owners in Greene County, NY

June 5, 2017

The Greene County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism announced an expansion of outreach to individuals and families that own second homes across the county in response to the results of their survey of Greene County Second Home Owners conducted in 2016.

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Bringing 21st Century Hearing Health Care to Greene County in Coxsackie, NY

May 31, 2017

Robert J. LaCosta, BC-HIS, has helped thousands suffering hearing loss hear well again. His passion to provide affordable hearing health care led him to establish a boutique-style, one-hour stop-and-shop dispensary called hEARt Ear Boutique where patients can land ‘boutique savings’ without sacrificing quality in products and services.

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The Return of a Thriving Greene County Mountain Community

April 24, 2017

It’s been over 5 years since Tropical Storm Irene swept through many mountain communities in Upstate New York and Vermont, leaving severe devastation in its wake.  Even today, a Google Search on Prattsville, NY still returns first page results on the aftermath of the storm.

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Flipping the Equation - A Creative Couple Transforms Their Lives on Main Street in Catskill

March 30, 2017

Alon Koppel and his wife Melissa, photographers and graphic designers, had traveled back and forth from their Manhattan studio to rental houses in Columbia County in an effort to balance city life and working with country living an weekend getaways.

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Rural Mountain Location Key to 21st Century Lifestyle Businesses in Lexington, NY

February 17, 2017

If you asked your friends “What kind of businesses do you think best suited for success today?”, you’d probably expect to hear responses like: “High Tech”, “Renewable Energy” and “Something to do with the Connected Economy”.  While start-ups in these sectors have definitely received a lot of coverage in the media, more and more entrepreneurs are pursuing passions in business areas that appear (at least on the surface) much less ‘modern’.

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FREE MICROENTERPRISE CLASSES CAN HELP YOU BECOME GREENE COUNTY’S NEXT SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS

February 2, 2017

New businesses may begin with the dream of being your own boss and making millions, but all too often, they close their doors soon after the ribbon is cut. Most new businesses that fail are simply overwhelmed by the need to manage tasks, people and suppliers that they didn’t have as an employee, and/or don’t have enough cash to get through the start-up period.

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Topics: Business Support Programs

New Faces in Legacy Spaces Around the Town of Coxsackie, NY

February 1, 2017


The historic Hudson River town of Coxsackie, NY was first settled by the Dutch some 365 years ago.  In 1663, Pieter Bronck (the same family for whom the Bronx is named) built his farmstead in what was then New Netherlands – a colony that followed the course of the Hudson River from Manhattan to Fort Orange (now Albany).  The village of Coxsackie was a Hudson River port for almost 300 years, bringing people and goods to cities and towns north and south.

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