Positively Greene
June 2019  
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
GCEDC Launches New Website
EDC-Homepage
The Greene County Economic Development Corporation is now online at GreeneCountyEDC.com. The site is specifically designed to engage site selectors and developers and promote the advantages and benefits of bringing job-creating businesses to our communities. Supporting digital advertising and social media campaigns will direct information seekers to content ranging from available shovel-ready sites, to key economic indicators, to programs and incentives available to businesses starting or expanding in Greene County.
GCEDC Board of Directors Elects Officers
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Authorized by the Greene County Legislature, this organizational meeting of the board identified officers, committee assignments and operational protocols to accomplish the mission of the corporation. Mark Maraglio of the National Bank of Coxsackie was named Board Chair, and Stephen E. Nelson of the Bank of Greene County was named Vice-Chair. The mission of the Greene County Economic Development Corporation can be found on their website.
Leveraging the Economic Assets of Greene County
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Greene County’s Department of Economic Development, Tourism, and Planning has retained Camoin 310 to update the County’s economic development strategy. Camoin 310 and county staff are reviewing existing programs and conducting research and analysis to identify emerging opportunities. Findings from this analysis will be used to craft strategic goals and objectives for economic development in Greene County, and guide marketing and communications strategies.
Access to Capital: FREE Workshop for
Food/Beverages Enterprises
Agriculture
Are you in the food, beverage, or agricultural industry in the Capital Region of the Hudson Valley? On Wednesday, June 12, attend a FREE workshop sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets, Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corp., New York State Empire State Development, and University at Albany-Green Scene. Find out more.
TOURISM
Hudson River Skywalk Celebrates Grand Opening
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Stakeholders and well-wishers gathered on Saturday, June 1st to celebrate the official opening of the walking trail that links the Thomas Cole National Historic Site to the home of his protégé Frederic Church at the Olana State Historic Site. This public-private partnership project is the result of cooperation of state and county governments, non-profit organizations, NYS Bridge Authority and private entities.  A destination for all interested in America’s first school of artists is expected to draw thousands of enthusiasts to our area each year. Find out more.
Full-Length Feature Film Shooting in Catskill
Lumberyard
LUMBERYARD has landed their first full-length feature film, “A Deadly Legend” produced by REMcycle Productions. “We’re thrilled to share our new sound stage with REMcycle Productions and welcome a new industry to Catskill,” said Adrienne Willis, Executive and Artistic Director of LUMBERYARD.  Read more at BroadwayWorld.
Traveling Memorial Wall Honors Vietnam Vets
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The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will be open to the public at the Historic Catskill Point, 1 Main Street in the Village of Catskill from August 22 through August 25. The exhibit is a 3/5 scale of the memorial in Washington, DC, and features more than 58,000 names of military members who lost their lives during the Vietnam War.  Find out more.
PLANNING
Training for Planning Officials Wednesday, June 12th
Planning
The NYS Department of State and the Hudson River Estuary Program will present a 1-day, 3-session training program for planning officials in Greene & Columbia Counties beginning at 4:30p.m. on 6/12/19. Held at the Greene County Emergency Services Training Center (25 Volunteer Drive in Cairo, NY), the sessions include: Hudson Valley Natural Resource Mapper, SEQR Basics and New Regs, and Solar Energy Regulation.  See complete details and register.

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Warren Hart - Deputy County Administrator

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