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.
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.
Proactive outreach (reach out) 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.