November 2019 
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Hickory Hill Market Now Serving Windham
Hickory-Hill-Market

This newly constructed up-scale convenience destination not only provides fuel, but offers travelers and residents a wide selection of craft beverages, meats & cheeses, a full-service deli and artisan pizzeria, as well as traditional conveniences and groceries. Visit Jim Miltenberger, Charley McGuffog, and their team at 5200 Route 23 in Windham.

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Historic Reed Street Area Improvements
Coxsackie

Aaron Flach’s family-owned development company intends to build an event center, a hotel and more on the Coxsackie riverfront featured in the Capital District Business Review. The goal: Turn the village into a draw for investment.

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Cyber Security/Digital Forensics Degree at C-GCC
Cyber-security

Columbia-Greene Community College now offers an Associate degree in this high-demand field. The college was recently cited as the Top Community College value in NYS, and #10 in the US by WalletHub.

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Free Entrepreneurship Event at C-GCC

A panel of local entrepreneurs will be fielding questions from attendees on Thursday, November 14th from 6-8 PM at C-GCC in Room 612 of the PAC Building. Panelists include, Field Goods, HiLo Catskill, and U.S. Paper Counters. Free registration is sponsored by Assemblyman Chris Tague & the NY SBDC Resource Partners include both Greene and Columbia County’s EDCs.

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Did You Know:

• Greene County is the only county in the Hudson Valley region who has had inflation-adjusted median household income rise since 2010. Noted in the Pattern for Progress Report

• Greene County had the highest growth in population ages 20-39, well above state and national averages.

• Greene County has the second-lowest “all-in” property tax rate in the Hudson Valley, and the second lowest rate of increase between 2008 and 2017.

TOURISM
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Upgrades to North-South Lake Unveiled

State and local officials showed off significant upgrades at North-South Lake Campground as part of the Adventure NY initiative. The project includes improvements to the beach and campground area. Funding for the project was provided by NY Works and the state’s Environmental Protection Fund.

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Lodging Facilities Offering Services to the Public
Pancakes

Albergo Allegria is restructuring to a hotel and are now serving breakfast to the public 6-days a week with promotional ideas like Waffle Wednesday. An expected grand opening is scheduled for December 4, 2019. The DeWitt Oak Hill will now have a social club that features a cocktail lounge specializing in locally-sourced and Euro-centric drinks, open to the public. Scheduled to open soon.

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Tumblin’ Falls House Offers NEW Glamping Site
Purling-Waters

Purling Waters goes beyond camping with a fully-rigged campsite on beautiful, private land with unique local experiences. This picturesque camp on a woodsy forest lot perched on a cliff features a lovely, crystal clear pool, in a secluded glen, along the banks of the Shinglekill Creek and accommodates up to 6 campers.

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PLANNING
Census
Planning Achievement Award Nominations Due by Oct. 31

The US Census Bureau is hiring thousands of temporary workers to ensure that local communities are accurately counted. Help Greene County get our fair share of Government & Community Resources.

Start by going to 2020census.gov.

Exploring Battery Energy Storage Systems
Battery-Guidebook

NYSERDA recently released the New York State Battery Energy Storage System Guidebook for Local Governments. As alternative energy systems and battery storage systems are being advanced in the state, it behooves local town and planning boards to familiarize themselves with the Guidebook in preparation for the siting of these facilities.

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Warren Hart - Deputy County Administrator
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