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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.

 

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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Keeping the Rural Mercantile Tradition Alive in Oak Hill, NY

November 29, 2016
I. U. Tripp and Company has been serving Oak Hill as a general store since the 1830s.  Customers arrived with a list of their necessities, sat down at a swivel-counter stool, and were personally served by an attentive staff. The store carried everything from hardware to dry-goods, tools to fabrics, and stocked the items most used by residents of this rural Greene County community. 

Chris Gordon and his parents are excited to continue its tradition of providing relevant goods and services to the community, and think the most exciting vision today is to bring this history into our future- showing how things and ideas from the past can still have relevance and beauty in the present.

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Creating a Fitness & Wellness Destination in Catskill, NY – SWEAT Exercise Studio

October 28, 2016

Matt Lebowitz and Jamie Hyer are committed to the fitness of our Greene County community.  Jamie has been a healthcare professional in the field of Occupational Therapy for over 20 years.  A key focus of her work is Brain Injury Rehabilitation, assisting people with traumatic brain injuries to return to their community as functioning citizens.  She has been a fitness instructor for over 15 years – specializing in group fitness, personal training and life skills.

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Ulla Darni’s Blue Pearl - A Step into the Artist’s Soul in East Windham, NY

October 17, 2016

Driving west on NYS Route 23 toward Windham NY, travelers ascend into the splendor of the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County. The panoramic, five-state view falls away to the north east, and with the rise in altitude, everything just seems brighter.  The Blue Pearl rests on the rising face of Windham High Peak (just west of Point Lookout) and can be easily missed by those focused on their destination, not their journey.

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Building a Destination for French Cuisine in the Historic Village of Athens, NY

October 1, 2016

In the fall of 2014 Joe Landa and Brooke Lynski were driving through Greene County, NY when they discovered the historic village of Athens, NY. They fell in love with its beauty and charm, and soon after, they bought a house in the village.

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Hartland on Hudson: Revitalizing a Main Street Storefront in Leeds, NY

September 20, 2016

Nic Cameron and Emily Johnson had a vision when they bought the historic brick building at 1130 Main Street, in Leeds: Create a Brooklyn Coffee Experience in Greene County, feature Emily’s Hartland Brooklyn stationary and curated gifts in the storefront, and build out a live-in production space for Emily’s designs.

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Saving a Heritage Farm in West Coxsackie, NY

September 9, 2016

After years spent working in the banking and insurance industries Alessandro Voglino and Brent Zimmerman decided to do their part to save farms, one at a time, long before the 'farm to table' movement took place.

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Breathing New Life into a Classic Restaurant Location in Leeds, NY

August 11, 2016

Koch’s Drive-In Restaurant in Leeds was known throughout Greene County (and up and down the Thruway) as great destination for great German/American fare throughout the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. A series of less-than-successful attempts to restore the business to its former glory followed over the past 35 years. 

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Joe’s Garage – An Elegantly Versatile Event Venue at the Head of Main Street Catskill, NY

July 26, 2016

Joe Snaido and Mike Moy are no strangers to Greene County.  They have long admired its scenic beauty, friendly residents and nostalgic heritage.  Busy with frenetic careers in the New York metropolitan area (Mike as a marketing & design executive serving clients like L’Oreal, and Joe the Chief Information Officer for financial titan Standard and Poor’s) they retreated to their second home in Windham, NY on most weekends.  As they planned their retirement, they began to think long-term about creating a working-investment to serve as a creative outlet for their talents, while establishing a sustainable business that would become an asset to the community.  They looked at traditional main street commercial spaces with street-level storefronts and living space above, and actually put in a purchase offer that was declined by the seller.

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