Demographics and Market
The three largest industries in Greene County are manufacturing, agriculture and tourism. This diversity develops stability in the economy and flexibility in the workforce. More than 85 percent of Greene County residents work within the county, a higher percentage than any of the seven neighboring counties.
Farming generates approximately $85,630,000 yearly and more than $460 million in economic benefit to the local economy. Greene County is ranked number one in the state in its number of beef and dairy cattle and in all hay, with more than 68,381 acres harvested each year. Greene County is also the number seven in burley pounds produced and burley tobacco acreage.