The County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) is pleased to announce the addition of Amy Harding to the CCIDA Board of Directors, following her approved appointment by the Chautauqua County Legislature at its October 2023 voting session.
At its Nov. 28, 2023 meeting, the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) Board of Directors approved a $400,000 loan to support the purchase and installation of new equipment for Original Crunch Roll Factory, LLC (Crunch Factory®), located at 75 Bourne St., Westfield. The total cost of the new investment is $1.4 million. Once installed and in use, the new equipment will significantly increase production for the Crunch Factory operation, allowing it to sell its products in new markets. The new equipment will result in the retention of 38 jobs at the plant, and creation of eight additional jobs, bringing the new employment total to 46.
A key development project along the I-90 corridor in Chautauqua County is one step closer to becoming a reality after being awarded a $5.25 million grant from Empire State Development (ESD). On Thursday, Nov. 2, Governor Kathy Hochul announced a grant award for the Interstate 90 site in the Town of Ripley as part of phase two of the state’s Focused Attraction of Shovel-Ready Tracts New York grant program. The Ripley site was one of six sites selected to receive a share of the nearly $90 million in funding.
There’s a new brewery in town and its producing some of the hottest brews on the market.
Popular beverages from Seattle-based Ghostfish Brewing Company (GBC) are now in full production at the new East Coast processing and distribution center in Westfield, New York. To celebrate, company representatives and area officials gathered on Thursday, Sept. 28 for a special ribbon cutting ceremony, hosted by the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce.
At its Sept. 26, 2023 meeting, the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) Board of Directors approved a $1 million loan to support the purchase of Weber-Knapp Co. Inc. by Rhonda Johnson, President of Weber-Knapp, and Wayne Rishell, CFO of Weber-Knapp. The facilities are located on Chandler St. in Jamestown, NY and Allen St. in Falconer, NY and are comprised of 243,000 square feet of space. Weber-Knapp has been operating in Jamestown for 114 years, when the company started as a manufacturer of hardware for the furniture industry. Throughout the years the company continuously adapted in response to changing market dynamics and opportunities.
The County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) is pleased to announce the addition of Jason Sample to the position of Communications & Marketing Coordinator. As Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Sample will be responsible for the implementation of strategic marketing initiatives and general communications of the CCIDA and the Chautauqua County Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC). He will lead both agencies’ marketing and communication efforts related to highlighting various projects, showcasing the county’s economic development opportunities, and promoting the services offered by both economic development agencies.
Popular, Seattle-based Ghostfish Brewing Company (GBC) beverages will soon be produced locally when a new East Coast processing and distribution center opens within the existing vacant space at the Grape Discovery Center (GDC) in Westfield, New York. The County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) Board of Directors passed a resolution today authorizing AL Tech Revolving Loan Fund Loans for 3811 Holdings, LLC dba Ghostfish Brewing Company East. Financing will support working capital and equipment purchases for the new brewery location.
Three local economic development organizations collaborated on a program to assist 35 Chautauqua County small businesses in their efforts to rebound in the wake of the pandemic. Each organization contributed their areas of expertise for one common objective.
The Jamestown Tarp Skunks announced today that the home game on Thursday, June 30th, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. will be a Community Buyout Night presented by the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA). All tickets for that night’s game will be free to the public courtesy of CCIDA.
The County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) will once again continue to accept applications to provide low-interest loans to both businesses and non-profit organizations as a means to respond to economic injury resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This new round of funding starts immediately.