Welcome to Chautauqua County, an affordable, accessible, naturally beautiful place to live, work, play, laugh and learn all year long. Take a closer look at New York’s far western region. If you like what you see, please contact the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA), an economic development organization authorized and empowered by the State of New York to make Chautauqua County a better place to live, work, and visit.


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Economic Development

Resources for supporting new businesses, and relocating/expanding existing businesses

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Workforce Development

Organizations to match job seekers with open positions and training programs

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Community Development

Municipalities, planning organizations, and foundations that support community programs

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Housing Development

Real estate and development organizations who assist with finding or building homes, and work to eliminate blight in our communities

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Quality of Life & Tourism

Organizations who promote events, cultural attractions, and recreational opportunities throughout the County

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Travel Times from Chautauqua County

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Life Well Located

Erie, PA....................……..…......60 min

Buffalo ...................…..….1 hr 30 min

Rochester......................2 hr 30 min

Cleveland, OH..........….2 hr 25 min

Pittsburgh, PA..............2 hr 40 min

Toronto, ONT........……….3 hr 15 min

Columbus, OH.........…..4 hr 35 min

Detroit, MI...............……..5 hr 10 min

New York, NY..........…...6 hr 40 min