March 2020  
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
2nd Annual Best of Greene County Awards
Betsys Place

Over 50 local businesses were named Best of Greene County at an awards gala at LUMBERYARD on February 7th. Categories included: Arts & Entertainment, Community, Food & Drink, Services, and Shopping. Over 200 guests were on hand to cheer on the winners.

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Renovations Begin on Coxsackie Riverfront
Coxsackie Riverfront

Flach Development & Realty’s Historic Riverfront Hotel & Event Venue received a total of $2 Million through the NYS Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) awards last December and renovations are actively underway on the legacy brick buildings at the base of Reed Street.

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Greene County Restaurant Week is March 27th - April 5th
Restaurant Week

The GC Chamber of Commerce is promoting local eateries providing Prix-Fixe menus on lunches & dinners throughout the week, making it the perfect time to get out an sample exceptional entrees across our communities.

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Upcoming CFA Funding Round
CFA Funding

The NYS Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process is the gateway to apply for project and business development funding. Business and organizations are urged to contact the Greene County Department of Economic Development for technical assistance and support. 

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Sales Tax Revenue Shows Best January Ever
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Greene County employers added 300 jobs in 2019, up 1.9% for the year. The county ranked 3rd among NYS rural counties in job growth, and 4th in the State overall.

TOURISM
The Annual Orville Slutsky Spring Tourism Seminar
Glen Falls House

A great opportunity for all Greene County Businesses, this event will take place from 2-5PM on March 26th at the Glens Falls House - 230 Winter Clove Road, Round Top, NY.

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Greene County Tourism Stats Increase Again in 2019
Great Northern Catskills

We are proud to announce that 2019 was once again a successful year for Greene County Tourism’s marketing efforts! The use of a wide range of tactics resulted in significant increases across the board including a 26% increase in organic website sessions and 138% increase in Instagram followers. Additionally, we captured attention from top tier publications such as the New Yorker, Men’s Journal and the Thrillist. We are continuing to improve on this strategy in 2020 and look forward to another successful year!

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New Travel Guide for Visitors

The 2020 Great Northern Catskills Travel Guide is printed and due to be on shelves this Spring. Pick up your copy at the Visitors Center.

View the guide here

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2019 Round Top/Purling Destination Marketing Plan
Purling Meeting
The Round Top/Purling meeting held at Riedlbauer’s Resort on February 11, 2019 was extremely successful with over 35 people attending. The marketing plan to enhance Round Top/Purling as a tourism destination for travelers is in the works and the website landing page will launch this Spring. More marketing assets will be added throughout the remainder of the year.
PLANNING
Complete the 2020 US Census
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It’s never been more important for all Greene County residents to be counted! The results will determine our share of representation and resources for the next 10 years. See how you can take the census.

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Training for Planning Officials
Planning

Greene County Economic Development, Tourism & Planning and Columbia County Planning in cooperation with the NYS DoS division of Local Government Services will hold a 4 hour training session for county and local planning officials on Thursday, May 28th from 5-9pm. 

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Greene County Department of Economic Development, Tourism & Planning
Warren Hart - Deputy County Administrator
518-719-3290 business@discovergreene.com

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