Our Buy in Greene program was originally envisioned by the Greene County Legislature in 2008 to help create an awareness to Greene County residents that buying locally not only keeps sales tax revenue in our county, but also creates jobs and encourages local shopping opportunities.
The new Buy In Greene-Invest In Greene, “Cool Places, Abundant Spaces, New Faces” campaign is a Tourism Business Attraction Initiative which will use social media and paid advertising to attract new businesses and encourage existing business development. This component will engage investors in local business opportunities by advertising properties that are for sale or lease in our downtowns, thereby creating more opportunities for consumers to shop locally and keep revenue and investment within our county. The campaign aligns with our three internal regions; Mountaintop Towns, Historic River Towns, and Valley Towns. The implementation steps will include the creation of an inventory of vacant storefronts, and commercial spaces that are ready for occupancy by new businesses.
The Business Advisory Committee is comprised of representatives from the Greene County Chamber, local area Chambers of Commerce, three (3) business owners, one from each region, a representative from the Greene County Council on the Arts, a local real estate agent, and a legislative representative.
Agenda & Minutes
February 13, 2015
April 7, 2015