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.

Start a Business in Greene County

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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

  • Corner Gas Station to Craft Food Destination in Catskill, NY – J&J Smokehouse BBQ

    Location, Location, Location.  No doubt that’s what the builders of the pre-WWII Chevron service station had in mind when selecting its site at the interchange of US 9W and what was then NYS 23 leading up to Jefferson Heights from Main Street in Catskill, NY.  Some 80 years on, Jim & Jill Sterling had a different type of re-fueling in mind when they renovated this classic Catskill-Brick structure into a meat-lovers destination and opened J&J Smokehouse BBQ.

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  • Gather Greene – A Take-Over Event Destination in Coxsackie, NY

    Co-designers and owners Amna Ali and Jackie Brown have created a truly remarkable and unique retreat.  These interior design graduates of Pratt University have put their extensive experience staging events into an event-destination experience based on their shared passions.  Set on an over 100-acre site in the woods between the Hudson River and the Great Northern Catskill Mountains, Gather Greene is a place to celebrate life's milestones, connecting with both nature and loved ones.

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  • Fifty Years of Farm Freshness from an Historic Stagecoach Stopover Site in Athens, NY

    Lloyd Zimmermann began his fascination with agriculture as a boy visiting his summer home in Medway, NY in 1940.  This son of a Political Science professor at Hunter College and a Latin teacher from Queens met his wife, Mary Lou, when both were students at the University of Vermont. By 1965, the couple had purchased a Greene County home in the town of Coxsackie where they raised their three daughters.

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