Starting a Business in Greene County, NY

The Invest in Greene team has the resources and contacts you need to start and grow your dream business. From retail, to specialty manufacturing, to producers and makers of all kinds, our unique communities provide lifestyle options and market opportunities that combine personal fulfillment with professional success. Working together, we’ll help you navigate the process from business plan to ribbon cutting, and be there for you every step of the way.

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The Invest in Greene team has the resources and contacts you need to start and grow your dream business. From retail, to specialty manufacturing, to producers and makers of all kinds, our unique communities provide lifestyle options and market opportunities that combine personal fulfillment with professional success. Working together, we’ll help you navigate the process from business plan to ribbon cutting, and be there for you every step of the way.

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The Market and Workforce

With an optimal mix of resident and visiting customers, our local marketspace offers a wide variety of opportunities. Our central location provides access to major markets, and continuing workforce development programs help match workers’ skills with employer needs.

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Business Success Stories

  • Pandemic Pivot turns Weekender to Retailer in Coxsackie, NY

    As Editor in Chief of NYC-based SAVEUR Magazine, Sarah Gray started visiting friends in Greene County in the early 2000s. She soon bought and renovated a great old house in Athens, where she spent her weekends for the next 15 years. Then, a perfect storm of COVID restrictions, rising rural real estate values, and the end of SAVEUR in print, came together to empower Sarah to sell her weekend home at a premium, move upstate full-time, and open UnQuiet as part of the Historic Reed Street Area renaissance by the Hudson River in the Village of Coxsackie.

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  • High Rock Home is Doling Out Delightful Home Decor Downstreet in Catskill, NY

    Michael Moy, though not originally from Greene County, has long had an affinity for the region. He and his partner Joe Sniado spent over 10 years building their dream property in Durham – High Rock Lodge. After moving to the region fulltime in 2014, and opening the Joe’s Garage Event Venue shortly after, Mike and Joe wanted to bring their love of the area and its elements into an experience for the community. At the recently opened brick-and-mortar storefront for High Rock Home at Joe’s Garage, at 443 Main St in Catskill, visitors can find all sorts of wonderful décor and fun Greene County knickknacks to transform their homes.

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  • Distance Destination Demand + Legacy Property Modernization = Wylder Windham

    As the hospitality industry continues to rebound from the pandemic downturn, more and more rural properties like the former Thompson House in Windham are getting serious consideration and investment from visionaries like John Flanagan – CEO and founder of Wylder Hotels. His company creates destinations for adventurers to escape the crowds, experience the outdoors, and enjoy all the modern amenities they demand.

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