Scenic Greene County is connected to Pittsburgh via Interstate 79 and features an affordable cost of living. Coal is still king her with five underground mines, which produce more than half of all coal mined underground in Pennsylvania. Its location atop part of the Marcellus Shale natural gas play is spurring energy jobs anew. Manufacturing, retailing, healthcare and government round out the region's employers.
Outdoor recreation is also a key part of Greene County's appeal, offering dozens of activities and facilities to keep the young – and the young at heart – at play.
In addition to numerous historical sites, integral elements of Greene County's heritage include its seven covered bridges (Carmichaels, Cox Farm, King, Scott, Shriver, White, and Woods), most of which are more than 100 years old. The Carmichaels and White bridges are two of the 10 sites across Greene and Washington counties that participate in the annual Covered Bridge Festival, held every September.