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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:
  • Refresco
  • Nuova Castelli Group
  • Fieldbook Foods, Inc. (Wells Enterprises, Inc.)
  • Grower's Cooperative Grape Juice Company
  • Nestlé Purina
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 hosts a number of world-renowned tourist attractions, including:

Chautauqua Institution:
A historic Victorian village that features a 9-week summer program 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.

The National Comedy Center and Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum:
The new National Comedy Center in Jamestown was recently designated the United States' Official Cultural Institution for Comedy. A nonprofit cultural institution, the museum celebrates comedy’s great minds and unique voices with exclusive collections and more than 50 immersive exhibits presented
with cutting-edge technology.

Part of the National Comedy Center, the Lucy-Desi Museum honors the “First Couple of Comedy” in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, offering 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 Country:
Tour America's Grape Country along Lake Erie from Silver Creek, NY to Harborcreek, PA, with more than 30,000 acres of vineyards, 23 wineries, and a Grape Discovery Center. In Chautauqua County, grape growers 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.

The PGA TOUR and LECOM Health Challenge:
The Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC) served as the host organization for the LECOM Health Challenge 2016-2019. The LECOM Health Challenge is played at Peek'n Peek Resort with a week-long schedule of events including a Pro-Am on Wednesday, July 3, followed by four official rounds of tournament competition, July 4-7, 2019. 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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Establishments With 1-49 Employees
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