County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency

County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency

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

Welcome Message

The staff of the CCIDA would like to extend to you a warm welcome to Chautauqua County! We bring a wide range of expertise in all areas of business development. Click here to learn more about who we are and what we bring to the table.

Mission Statement

The CCIDA is an economic development organization authorized and empowered by the State of New York to make Chautauqua County a better place to work, live, and visit. We facilitate development by attracting new businesses, while promoting the retention and expansion of existing businesses. Assistance in the forms of incentives – tax abatements, low interest loans, and bond financing – enhances the opportunities for job creation and retention by our businesses. 

Business Attraction 
Attract businesses, visitors and new residents by maintaining a skilled workforce, developing infrastructure, and creating a dynamic environment in which to work, live, and visit. 

Business Retention 
Proactive outreach to identify potential business retention and expansion opportunities, and continue support after closing. 

We will build capacity through staff development/education, educational outreach to the business community, continued membership on local, regional, and national economic development organizations, and maintain appropriate staffing levels to deliver quality services.

EDO Leadership


Mark Geise – Chief Executive Officer/Deputy Chautauqua County Executive for Economic Development
Direct – 716/661-8902

Richard Dixon – Chief Financial Officer
Direct – 716/661-8905

Carol Rasmussen – Business Development Manager
Direct – 716/661-8914

Linda Burns – Business Development Manager
Direct – 716/661-8916

Kristine Morabito – Business Development Manager
Direct – 716/499-1902

Rosemarie Strandburg – Executive Assistant
Direct – 716-661-8903

Kayla Strandburg – Assistant CFO
Direct – 716-661-8907

Jeanette LoBello – Administrative Assistant
Direct – 716-661-8901

Nathan Aldrich -- Manager, Partnership for Economic Growth
Direct -- 716-785-7172
E-mail -- 

Michael Metzger - Chairman; Audit,Finance and Governance Committees
Dennis J Rak - Vice Chairman
Hans Auer - Treasurer; Audit and Finance Committees
Gary Henry - Secretary
Brad Walters - Member; Governance Committee
Kelly Farrell-DuBois - Member; Audit and Finance Committees 
Mark Odell - Member; Governance Committee
Steven Thorpe - Member

EDO Partners

The CCIDA is partnered with a large number of organizations that work in conjunction in order to best serve the economic growth and stability of Chautauqua County. 

Some notable partners include:

Click here to see a full list of partners and affiliates!

Data Name Value Percent
Total Population  
Median Age 42.8  
Total Households  
Median Household Income $50,408  
Per Capita Income $  
Total Housing Units  
Median Unit Value $96,000  
Median Monthly Costs Owners $723  
Median Monthly Costs Owners w/ Mortgage $1,038  
Median Monthly Costs Owners w/o Mortgage $465  
Median Contract Rent $562  
High School Graduate or Higher, Age 25+ %
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+ %
Mean travel time to work N/A