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.
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.
The County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA), Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce (CCCC), the Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College (SBDC), and Insyte Consulting have partnered to offer grant funding to small businesses of 50 employees or less to help them with their marketing efforts.
Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel said, “I am thrilled with the work being undertaken by the CCIDA and the extended economic development team, which includes the Partnership for Economic Growth and the County Planning Department. I commend Mark Geise and the CCIDA team for their laser focus on Chautauqua County’s upward trajectory despite the pandemic.
RIPLEY, N.Y.: — On January 25, 2022, the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) approved incentives for ConnectGen Chautauqua County LLC’s South Ripley Solar Project, a 270 megawatt (MW) large-scale solar project located in South Ripley, wholly located within the town boundaries of Ripley. The Project will include a 20 MW battery energy storage component.
The CCIDA Board of Directors recently approved incentives to support redevelopment of the former Welch Administration Building in the Village and Town of Westfield.
The new Hideaway Bay Resort high-end glamping and recreation resort is one step closer to development. Mark Geise, Deputy County Executive for Economic Development and Chief Executive Officer of the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA), announced the recent approval of incentives by the CCIDA Board of Directors at its July 27, 2021 meeting.