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County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency

201 West Third Street, Suite 115
Jamestown, NY 14701
P: +1 716-661-8900

Why Chautauqua County?

Chautauqua County is On The Move! Businesses are growing, expanding and relocating to the Buffalo Niagara Region. Chautauqua County offers a strategic geographical location, ground breaking economic development incentive initiatives such as START-UP NY, inexpensive hydro-power, and an incredible quality of life.

Our team of economic development specialists and business development managers look forward to helping our communities, and your business, grow and thrive in Chautauqua County. Whether you are seeking to find a site for your business, interested in information about funding, incentives or other offerings, we can help facilitate that process for you.

Programs and Incentives CCIDA offers a number of Financial incentives for businesses, including:
  • Agency Benefits
  • Tax-Exempt Financing
  • Chautauqua County Capital Resources Corporation (the Corporation)
  • Small Issue Manufacturing Revenue Bonds
  • Real Property Tax Exemption/Payment in Lieu of Tax Agreement.
  • Mortgage Recording Tax Exemption
  • Industrial Development Bonds, The Chautauqua County Revolving Loan Fund, and the AL Tech Revolving Loan Fund
For more information on these incentives please click here.

Strategically Located

Chautauqua County has a location that provides easy access to neighboring cities of Erie and Buffalo and the rest of the state via I-90, also known as the New York State Thruway and I-86, also known as the Southern Tier Expressway.

Data Name Value Percent
Total Population 130,846  
Median Age 42.3  
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 19,146 21.22%
High School Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 79,874 88.51%
Civilian Labor Force 61,111 57.13%
Median Household Income $44,304  
Major airports within area + 100 mile radius
Airport Name
Bradford Rgnl
Buffalo Niagara Intl
Erie Intl/Tom Ridge Field
Niagara Falls Intl
Regional airports within area + 100 mile radius
Airport Name
Chautauqua County/Jamestown
Venango Rgnl
General aviation airports within area + 50 mile radius
Airport Name
Chautauqua County/Dunkirk
Great Valley
Pratt's Eastern Divide