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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 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

Executive Team:
Mark R. Geise - Chief Executive Officer
Direct - (716) 661-8902
E-mail -

Richard Dixon – Chief Financial Officer
Direct - (716) 661-8905

Board of Directors:
Michael Metzger - Chairman; Audit Committee; Finance Committee; and Governance Committee
Dennis J Rak - Vice Chairman
Hans Auer - Treasurer; Audit Committee Member; Finance Committee
Kim Peterson - Secretary
Brad Walters - Member
Kelly Farrell-DuBois - Member; Audit Committee Member
Mark Odell - Member
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 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