Agricultural Business Resources
This page contains a list of available resources for agricultural businesses researching Chautauqua County as a potential location site.
Growing Food Connections: University at Buffalo study “Food to Table”
Double A Vineyards/Dennis Rak
Dennis Rak of Double A Vineyards. Dennis is a long-time CCIDA Board Member, highly recognized in the local grape industry, and a board member of National Grape Cooperative. Find his bio here if you hover over his picture: https://ccida.com/about/board-members/
Clean Energy Credits
Chautauqua County just joined the Energy Improvement Corporation program known as Energize NY, opening the gateway to their commercial and residential programs. The 1st point of contact is our County Department of Planning and Economic Development and for more information please explore the website.
National Grid (electric provider)
National Fuel (natural gas provider)
Financing & Local/State Incentives
https://ccida.com/financial/financial-incentives/ Loan funds and tax abatements.
Empire State Development (NYS Incentives)
https://esd.ny.gov/regions/western-new-york Loans, grants, fully refundable tax credits, utility incentives, jobs tax credits, etc.
Western Region Corporation Financing
http://westernregioncorp.org/ Look at Regional and also Downtown Revitalization loans
Southern Tier Venture Fund
NYS Alliance Fund
Chautauqua County Comprehensive Plan