STARTING A BUSINESS?
Roxbury is Business-Friendly!
And there are many opportunities for businesses in Roxbury and environs as people continue to rediscover the beauty and livability of our area, and increasingly need services and shops. If you have a business idea, contact us!
A Great Place to LIVE, WORK AND PLAY
The Roxbury area has great year-round recreation, historic architecture, a walkable Main Street, an abundance of agriculture, an authenticity that grounds us, and a natural scenic beauty that calms and rejuvenates us. And we are seeing more and more visitors every year-- who doesn't want to be here?
Just 3 hours from NYC, we have an expanding unique boutique motel, a thriving wedding industry, sustainable organic farms, agritourism, an active artistic community, and great opportunities for businesses.
Have you thought about starting your own business? Need help to get started? We have great resources available to help you get started.
The MARK Project Inc. is a 501-c-3 not-for-profit, tax-exempt rural development organization that unites efforts and secures resources to build and revitalize our communities. MARK continues to provide economic development, housing, community revitalization, and technical assistance programs to the region. They serve the Towns of Andes, Bovina, Middletown, Roxbury and Shandaken as well as the Villages of Fleischmanns and Margaretville. Contributions to the MARK Project are deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
Delaware County Economic Development
If you are looking to relocate, expand, or diversify your business, Delaware County Economic Development is your go-to source for the comprehensive information you’ll need to make your decisions. They can advise you on available loans and incentives, assist you with site location, and offer guidance about the community, the local labor force, business regulations, and other topics relevant to your business.
Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is to help businesses succeed so Delaware County communities and the surrounding region may prosper.
Our vision is to be the premier “voice of business” as we work with regional partners toward sustainable economic prosperity.
We believe that our image in the community with our stakeholders–our members, elected officials, future members, regional partners, and the general public–is paramount to our success. Toward that end, we incorporate our values into our messages and actions. We adhere to these values as a means to establish trust and ensure a positive reputation as an organization that is working to help our members and our communities be successful.
Small Business Development Center
If you or your business reside in New York, the SBDC can maneuver you around the obstacles to success. Among other things, we help our clients:
understand the importance of a business plan
discover sources of funding
prepare for e-commerce
identify avenues for exporting goods & services
develop marketing plans
assess an invention’s viability
comply with licensing & regulations
NYSERDA works with stakeholders throughout New York including residents, business owners, developers, community leaders, local government officials, university researchers, utility representatives, investors, and entrepreneurs. NYSERDA partners with them to develop, invest, and foster the conditions that:
Attract the private sector capital investment needed expand New York’s clean energy economy
Overcome barriers to using clean energy at a large-scale in New York
Enable New York’s communities and residents to benefit from energy efficiency and renewable energy
Catskill Watershed Corporation
CWC administers the Catskill Fund for the Future, a revolving loan fund to support watershed businesses, as well as a commercial septic and microloan program.