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County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency

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

Clusters and Sectors

The County boasts a high concentration of jobs in the manufacturing cluster, employing over 6000 workers and 97 industries in the food, fabricated metal product, and machinery manufacturing sectors alone. 

With this fact in mind, based on employment levels, growth, and income generation potential, the following the sectors are those most equipped for expansion and best suited for future economic development:

  • Truck transportation
  • Aerospace industry
  • Furniture manufacturing
  • Fabricated metal product manufacturing
  • Machinery manufacturing
  • Food manufacturing
  • Beverage manufacturing
  • Animal production
  • Electrical equipment and appliance manufacturing
  • Accommodation
  • Information services
  • Crop Production
  • Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing
  • Plastics and rubber products manufacturing
  • Warehousing and storage

Agribusiness and Economics

Chautauqua County has a number of businesses that are focused on agricultural product production.

The County is home to:
  • Better Baked Foods
  • Cott Beverages, USA
  • Fieldbook Foods, Inc.
  • Grower's Cooperative Grape Juice Company
  • The Brothers Wood Company
  • Welch's  

Along with food and beverage production, the county has a large number of independent wineries. 

Animals, Crops & Product Features

Top crop items by acreage:
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, rass silage, and greenchop (56,990)
Grapes (20,557)
Corn for silage (13,876)
Corn for grain (12,937)
Soybeans for beans (4,619)

Top livestock inventory items (number):
Cattle and calves (48,947)
Layers (4,809)
Horses and ponies (2,654)
Broilers and other meat-type chickens (2,246)
Colonies of bees (1,338)

Largest Employers

  • Chautauqua Institution
  • Cott Beverages, USA
  • Cummins Inc.
  • Nestlé Purina
  • SKF Aeroengine North America
  • SUNY Fredonia
  • The Lakeshore Hospital
  • The Resource Center
  • TLC Health Network
  • Truck-Lite
  • WCA Hospital


We proudly support the United States Military in Chautauqua County

Chautauqua County Veteran Services serves as the County's link for veterans and their dependents for benefits provided by the Veterans Administration Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C.

Please click here for a link to Chautauqua County's Veteran Services. 

Tourism Highlights

Chautauqua County has a number of world-renowned tourist attractions, including:

Chautauqua Institution:
A historic Victorian village that features a 9-week summer season of art, education, lectures. top entertainment, religion, recreation and much more.

Lily Dale Assembly:
The world's largest spiritualist community is host to special entertainment - Sacred music, Victorian Weekends and many more events. Plus seminars, workshops, public clairvoyance and healing services during each 10-week summer season.

Lucy-Desi Museum and National Comedy Center:
Honoring the “First Couple of Comedy” in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, NY the Lucy Desi Museum & the National Comedy Center offers an intimate look into the lives and careers of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Featuring original costumes, props, Emmy Awards, and life size “I Love Lucy” studio sets, the attraction is open 7 days a week!

Lake Erie Wine Trail:
Tour America's Grape Country with over 30,000 acres of vineyard, 25 wineries, and a Grape Discovery Center along Lake Erie throughout a 50 mile stretch from Silver Creek, NY to Harborcreek, PA. Grape growers in Chautauqua County produce approximately 65% of New York State's total annual grape harvest. Wineries are open throughout the year - for special events and a map, visit Lake Erie Wine Country here.

with the LECOM Health Challenge!

The Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC) served as the host organization for the 2018 LECOM Health Challenge, and will continue to serve as the host organization for this event each year through 2019.
The LECOM Health Challenge is part of the PGA Tour and is played on the Upper Course at Peek'n Peek Resort this July 2018! A week-long schedule of events includes a Pro-Am on Tuesday, July 3, followed by four official rounds of tournament competition, July 5-8, 2018.

Visit the Peek'n Peak Resort website here or the LECOM Health Challenge website here for more information.

*For a full list of tourism attractions, accommodations, events, and more please visit the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau website here.


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