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Nestled in picturesque upstate New York, Schoharie County is located about 30 miles west of the Empire State’s capital of Albany and just 150 miles north of New York City.

Schoharie County is an agricultural-based rural community in Central New York with just over 30,000 residents, spread out over 16 towns and six separate villages (Cobleskill, Esperance, Middleburgh, Schoharie, Sharon Springs, and Richmondville), featuring pedestrian-friendly, walkable historic downtown areas, flanked by retail stores and restaurants.

The county overlaps with three unique regional economies: the Albany/Capital District area to the east, the Mohawk Valley Region to the west, and the Catskills/Appalachian region to the south.


  • A business-friendly environment, with welcoming communities
  • Adding value to our existing business sectors
  • Exploring strategic opportunities for growth in craft industries,
  • Rebuilding a regional food supply chain
  • Welcoming more high-value added enterprises to complement our grassroots successes turned-world class endeavors in financial services, insurance and technology
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Beekman 1802

From Sharon Springs to Ulta Beauty – Beekman 1802 finds its place in the beauty world as part of the Ulta Beauty Conscious Beauty Program.  

To face the challenge of launching in 400 stores, Beekman 1802 made the most of Snapchat to become Ulta’s largest clean-beauty brand launch of 2021! 

Check out this Forbes article to learn more about the Sharon Springs based company’s recent launch.  


Local Teacher Named as Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher

Deb Fletcher, the sole agriculture teacher at Cobleskill-Richmondville High School, won this award along with five others nationally and will be honored in December.  

Her students come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, so Fletcher has found that providing as much variety in the hands-on opportunities available helps to enrich the education process whether or not the students have a plan to be a part of the agriculture in their futures.  

With Schoharie County garnering nearly $48 million in aggregate agriculture sales and with 41 percent of the producers being female, Fletcher plays a crucial role in shaping the future of the industry.  

To learn more about Deb Fletcher and her award, check out this article from Lancaster Farming. 


Mohawk Valley Investment Webinar

Register today for a virtual tour of properties for revitalization in the Mohawk Valley, NY Please join us for an exciting opportunity to visit the Mohawk Valley, NY on a virtual tour of properties ready for investment. Meet the county leaders who will be your guides as you explore opportunities to redevelop properties in this dynamic market.  Hear specially recorded…

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The Mayor’s Nest – Spreading Positivity

Just two more editions to go before our big local elections. It reminds me how difficult running for office often is and how glad I am to not be seeking any. There are many good-hearted people seeking an opportunity to build our many communities. We have some election coverage in this week, with much more…

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