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

  • Perseverance, Persistence, and Passion Drive Business in Prattsville, NY

    Eleven years after a flood caused by Hurricane Irene devastated homes, businesses, and infrastructure across the town of Prattsville, NY, stable businesses have rebuilt better, and new businesses abound. With a post-pandemic influx of new residents and second homeowners relocating to this Catskill Mountain community that serves as a rural retail hub for the surrounding area.

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  • From the Franklin Street to the River, Second Street Abounds with Local Gems in Athens, NY

    The historic Hudson River village of Athens dates back to one of the earliest European settlers in Upstate New York. Now, some 337 years after Jan Van Loon purchased his land in 1685, the village is teeming with great places to meet, eat, and shop as you stroll along Second Street with a great view of the river. Residents and visitors alike enjoy uniquely approachable amenities and one-of-a-kind offerings you simply can’t find anywhere else.

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  • 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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