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

  • Greene County Native Opens Toy & Kids Accessories Store in the Historic Reed Street section of Coxsackie, NY

    Walk into Mahalo Kid and Baby on Reed Street in Coxsackie, and you will be enamored by the store’s whimsy personality and bright energy. It is impressive for any business owner to open in a global pandemic, but Tara Templeton is no stranger to the owning a retail store.

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  • New Personal Services Business Opens Successfully in Catskill, NY Amidst COVID Restrictions

    Sandy Dylak wanted to bring cryotherapy to the mainstream market after it improved her own life. She chose the name “Catskill Cryo” before deciding on the location next to Village Pizza on Main Street in Catskill. She planned to open in April but then COVID-19 hit, along with the NYS Restrictions imposed to combat the pandemic. While waiting for the region to enter Phase 3 Re-opening, she made capital investments fine-tuned her go-to-market strategy.

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  • Remote Workers Create Real Estate Boom in Greene County, NY

    It’s no secret that upstate New York’s real estate industry is booming. The pandemic has caused people to leave urban areas in record numbers, and as more and more companies move to a remote workforce, their employees are forgoing the high rents and taxes downstate in favor of a more rural (and affordable) location – giving rise to the trending phrase “Zoom-Town”.

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