Economic Development

Chautauqua County is within 3 hours of 10.8 million people as a result of close proximity to Buffalo, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Toronto, Ontario. The Chautauqua County benefits from a strong foundation of diverse businesses; retail, manufacturing, services, agriculture and tourism based industries. 

Chautauqua County maintains an economic environment conducive to both small and large businesses alike. Its diversified blend of small to medium size industrial plants and commercial outlets prevents the area from relying on one or only a few industries for its economic vitality.

Living and doing business in the county is enhanced by a dynamic quality of life, skilled workers, an excellent education system, and a full range of sports, cultural and tourist attractions for all ages. The 'balanced community living' in the area reflects the commitment of both public and private sector forces to provide the highest quality of life possible.

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier are here to connect our members to both economic and workforce development resources.

You can learn more about Start-UP NY in Chautauqua County through the CCIDA.

Chadwick Bay Regional Development Corporation
338 Central Ave., Suite 210
Dunkirk, NY  14048
P: 716.679.5157

Chautauqua County Department of Planning & Economic Development
200 Harrison Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
P: 716.661.8900
F: 716.664.4515

Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau

CODE, Inc. (Chautauqua Opportunities for Development)

Chautauqua Works/Workforce Investment Board (WIB) 

County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA)

Empire State Development Corporation

Western New York Region

95 Perry Street - Suite 500
Buffalo, NY 14203-3030
P: 716.846.8200
F: 716.846.8260

WNY Southern Tier Office
Crossroads Commerce & Conference Center
6087 State Rt 19N
Belmont, NY 14813
P: 585.268.7472
F: 585.268.7473

Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College

SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator

City of Dunkirk Department of Planning and Development
342 Central Avenue
Dunkirk, NY 14048
P: 716.366.9876
F: 716.363.6460

City of Jamestown Department of Development
200 East Third Street
City Hall
Jamestown, NY 14701
P: 716.483.7541
F: 716.483.7772

Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation

Dunkirk Local Development Corporation

Jamestown Business College

Jamestown Community College

Jamestown Community College North

Jamestown Renaissance Corporation
19 West Third Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
P: 716.664.2477
F: 716.483.6175

State University of New York At Fredonia

Westfield Development Corporation

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