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.

Why Greene

With beautiful vistas, affordable properties, and a short commute to major industries in the Capital Region and Hudson Valley, Greene County is an ideal place to live, work and start a business.

Greene County Information

How We Can Help

From finding a location to applying for funding to recruiting a workforce, Greene County Economic Development can help you get your business off the ground.

Business Support Programs

Podcast: Best Kept Secrets of Greene County, NY

We’re letting the Catskills out of the bag! Co-hosts Thomas Boomhower and Mark Gustavson highlight our unique communities and the one-of-a-kind businesses that thrive here. They explore the challenges and triumphs of starting a new business, and the reasons why more and more entrepreneurs are finding Greene County such a great place to work and live. As they dig into the local lore, revealing interesting stories about each community they visit, you’ll find out why people say Greene County is the Best Kept Secret in Upstate New York.

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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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Start a Business in Greene County

Get personalized concierge service from business plan to ribbon-cutting with our comprehensive ebooks and support programs to get you on the road to success.

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Business Success Stories

  • Getting Juiced Up on the Road to Health in Cairo, NY

    Anthony DErrico’s dream business was to own and operate a juice bar.  Service has always been his thing.  After serving in the US Air Force and as a police officer in Delaware, he was looking for a way to bring his family back to Greene County and provide for them with a business with an unwavering commitment to community.

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  • Family-Run Resort Marks 5 Years of Saint Bernard Shows

    The largest regional AKC specialty-show cluster for Saint Bernards happens over 3 days in May right here in Greene County, NY.  Beginning in 2019, the North East Grand Slam has been produced at Wolff’s Maple Breeze Resort in the Town of Catskill, and hosted by the Mansey family who have owned and operated Wolff’s for three generations.  This year, from Friday May 10th through Sunday May 12th, over 50 of the top Saint Bernards in the country will be exhibited and judged every morning and afternoon – and the public is invited to attend for free!

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  • Family Farm Brings Local Agriculture Front & Center

    After meeting her husband and fellow farmer, Alex, Becky Johnk was ready to leave her 9-5 and return to her true passion: farming.

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