We play a strong support role for economic development efforts in the region. While our priority is to help support our members, we do support new economic development efforts that present opportunities to bring new businesses to the community and create a fertile environment for business expansion.
Our members have identified workforce development as a number one priority. To that end we emphasize building relationships with our educational institutions and forming partnerships to train the workforce of the future. We have helped support the development and provided organizational support to the Chautauqua County Education Coalition, which is focused on aligning resources and helping build capabilities within the Chautauqua County learning system. We are also home to the Dream It Do It Western New York program whose mission is to increase the skilled workforce pipeline entering manufacturing careers.
Tourism is growing and we are proud to work with our members and partners in the tourism industry to advance Chautauqua County as a national and international draw for visitors.