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Advocacy

Our mission is to provide our members with the tools and resources to further their businesses and gain a say in what happens in their government.

We serve as a representative of our business community and work closely with local and state lawmakers to voice our concerns and keep our members up-to-date with new laws/regulations.

Current Greene County Issues

Find the latest announcements on county projects, initiatives, awards, and legislation in Greene County Government

B.E.S.T. Program

Business & Education Partnership Opportunities

Questar III BOCES is partnering with schools in Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene counties to develop collaborative opportunities between the business and education communities.

B.E.S.T: Business Employment Standards Transition

The Columbia-Greene B.E.S.T. program helps students develop the skills, behaviors and knowledge necessary for success in the workplace and/or college.

Based on standards set by area businesses, B.E.S.T. assesses students’ competence through their academic performance and attendance, and community and career exploration activities. Each student creates a portfolio that demonstrates the application of his or her skills. Businesses participate by providing guest speakers, hosting tours, mentoring and providing internships.

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Local & State Programs

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Economic Development Partners

Warren Hart Deputy County Administrator

Greene County Economic Development, Tourism & Planning

whart@greenecountyny.gov

James Hannahs Director of Economic Development

Greene County Economic Development, Tourism & Planning

jhannahs@greenecountyny.gov

Teri Weiss Director of Business Marketing

Greene County Economic Development, Tourism & Planning

tweiss@greenecountyny.gov

Evelyn Donnelly Secretary/Treasurer

Greene County Economic Corporation

edonnelly@greenecountyny.gov

Greene County Economic Development Corporation

Economic Development Corporation

The Greene County Economic Development Corporation is empowered by the Greene County Legislature to:

  • Establish programs to support the creation of employment opportunities primarily for low-income residents of Greene County and to provide entrepreneurial training to low-income residents of Greene County thereby encouraging the creation of businesses by low-income residents of Greene County, and;
  • Encourage the restoration, rehabilitation, and sustainable use of vacant and underused properties within Greene County, and;
  • Acquire by purchase, grant, gift or otherwise, real property within Greene County to improve, maintain, lease and sell, and;
  • Apply for grants from state and federal agencies intended to fund rural economic development, and;
  • Distribute such funding to Greene County businesses through grants and low-interest loans that facilitate growth and job creation within the county.

View Greene County’s Economic Profile

Buy in Greene / Invest in Greene

The Buy in Greene / Invest in Greene program encourages businesses to locate, grow or expand in Greene County, while encouraging residents to shop, dine and buy services locally. This program adds to the strength of our local economy by helping to create and sustain jobs, while increasing our tax base revenue and invigorating our main streets and business centers.

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Catskill Mountain Housing Development Corporation

Catskill Mountain Housing Development

A non-profit housing agency servicing Greene County that administers state and federal housing programs for the benefit of their clients and to improve the quality of live in Greene County Communities.

  • Manages six locations that house seniors and disabled individuals
  • Helps homeowners make needed repairs
  • Help people become first-time homeowners
  • Counsels homeowners and tenants of resolving housing issues

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Leadership Columbia-Greene

Leadership Columbia-Greene

Discover Your Community, Discover Yourself

Leadership Columbia-Greene is a dynamic, community-based program designed to develop informed, action-oriented leaders to meet the future challenges of our area.

A community, like a business, can only operate well when people are willing to step forward and take leadership roles. The new Columbia-Greene Leadership program of the Columbia and Greene County Chambers of Commerce has been designed to prepare emerging leaders to lead their businesses and community.

The Leadership Columbia-Greene program offers an opportunity for individuals to develop leadership, team building, and strategic thinking skills. As participants explore styles, examine options, establish relationships, and participate in networking opportunities they make a valuable contribution to their employer, organization, and the community.
For over 20 years there have been Leadership Programs in Columbia and Greene County. This year, under the leadership of the Columbia and Greene County Chambers, the programs have been combined to establish the most dynamic local program yet.

To obtain an application or for more information contact the Greene County Chamber of Commerce by email or phone at 518-943-4222.

Women in Business

Women in Business

Our Women in Business program is special. Featured four times yearly, each event is tailored towards today’s businesswomen and professionals. Attendees enjoy a networking dinner or lunch and great camaraderie along with a special guest speaker. Each speaker is a local businesswoman, discussing different themes and topics to provide a different point-of-view for our attendees. At every event, we select a Women in Business Honoree, in recognition of achievement and success as a woman professional, entrepreneur, and community leader.

View Women Professionals Hall of Fame

The Women’s Business Council’s mission is to help advance Women In Business opportunities, resources, and programs.

For more information about the Women’s Business Council, please contact our office by email or call 518-943-4222

Thank you to our 2024 Women in Business Sponsor

Sunmark

Promote Our County

There’s No Place Like Greene County, NY

The 14 Catskill Mountain, Rural Valley, and Historic Hudson River towns in our county are truly unique.  The optimum combination of small-town charm, access to major markets, and a tourism-driven economy provide exceptional work-life balance and opportunities to succeed and grow your business.

Our community of members at the Greene County Chamber support and celebrate the businesses that provide the goods and services that enhance our lives here.  We all, in turn, promote Greene County as a destination for commerce, adventure, and relaxation.

Our Elected Officials

Greene County Officials

Greene County, New YorkGreene County is governed by a board of 14 legislators who represent constituents in the 9 election districts in the county.

  • District 1 – Catskill
  • District 2 – Coxsackie
  • District 3 – Athens
  • District 4 – Greenville
  • District 5 – New Baltimore
  • District 6 – Prattsville, Ashland, Windham, Jewett
  • District 7 – Halcott, Lexington, Hunter
  • District 8 – Cairo
  • District 9 – Durham

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New York State

Greene County is part of New York’s 41st State Senate District and the 102nd State Assembly District.

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Congressional Officials

United States

Greene County has 2 US Senators that represent the entire state and is part of the 19th Congressional District.

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