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County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency

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


The productivity and work ethic displayed in the Buffalo Niagara region is higher than that of other sites nationally according to Buffalo Niagara Labor Market Assessment and Compensation Reports (2005/2010).

Workforce & Training

Chautauqua Works
The Chautauqua Works One-Stop Centers operate in Chautauqua County. These Centers provide a network of comprehensive services and labor market information for employers, workers and job seekers. They offer skill assessment; central posting of job and skill needs; access to qualified service providers; financial aid for training and referrals to other education, training and social services. There are two centers that operate under the business name of Chautauqua Works in Dunkirk and Jamestown.

The Western New York Consortium of Higher Education
The WNY College Consortium is committed to strengthening collaboration among its network of colleges and institutions, as well as forging partnerships with regional private and public sectors. The Consortium has a $4,600,000,000 economic impact and employs over 32,000 full-time and part-time staff. Its efforts enhance the experience of students and improve local communities by contributing significantly to the knowledge economy of the Buffalo and Western New York region.

Jamestown Community College
JCC offers several workforce development programs. The programs are a mix of workforce development and customized job skills training courses, provided at the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses and North County and Warren extension centers. These programs range from customized management and leadership training, social media and computer-related training programs, welding techniques, continuous improvement methods, and training needs analysis to skills assessment for credentialing needs.

JCC is also home to the Jamestown Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Since their start in 1986, the expert advisors of the Jamestown SBDC have worked directly with 10,998 business, helping them to invest $120,646,492 into the area's economy, and create or save 5,706 jobs. The SBDC helps their clients understand the importance of a business plan, discover sources of funding, prepare for e-commerce, develop marketing plans,  comply with licensing & regulations, and much more. Thanks to partners in the public and private sectors, their services are free of charge. 

SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator
The Fredonia Technology Incubator promotes economic growth by supporting entrepreneurship and the development of new, innovative companies into successful business ventures. The SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator is a NYS Certified Business Incubator, a Member of Western New York Incubator Network, and a StartUp NY Designated Space. 

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* Minimum wage for workers covered by the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The Federal wage prevails if it is higher than the state standard.
Data Name Value
Right to Work State?
New York No
Minimum Wage
Chautauqua County, NY $11.10