County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency

The County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) is a Public Benefit Corporation of the State of New York. Industrial Development Agencies were formed by a “Special Act” of the New York State Legislature in 1972, and are governed by the New York State Industrial Development Act to provide financial incentives to projects that have a positive economic impact on a community. CCIDA was created in 1972 by this special act at the request of the Chautauqua County Legislature.

CCIDA consists of a nine-member Board of Directors, which also serves as the board overseeing CREDC and CRC.

CCIDA Mission & Goals

Mission Statement

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.

Business Attraction

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 to identify potential business retention and expansion opportunities, and continued support after incentives are provided.


We build capacity through staff development/education; educational outreach to the business community; continued membership on local, regional, and national economic development organizations; and maintenance of appropriate staffing levels to deliver quality services.

Our Impact

CCIDA provides a significant positive impact to the economic wellbeing of Chautauqua County.

PILOT & Loan Supported Projects

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Loan Programs

CCIDA offers two types of low-interest business loans to assist with a variety of needs, with the goal of creating or retaining jobs within Chautauqua County.

Financial Incentives

CCIDA offers a variety of types of financial assistance to project applicants, including financing and tax exemptions/abatements.

Current Projects

See a comprehensive list of all projects undertaken by CCIDA, along with associated documents.

Agency Documents

Find and review various CCIDA documents including meeting minutes and agendas, annual reports, RFPs, and more.