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CCPEG News and Press Releases

News and information from the CCIDA, CREDC, and CCPEG.

Tarp Skunks Community Buyout, Presented by Live CHQ, is July 11

JAMESTOWN, NY: -- Live CHQ, Chautauqua County’s talent attraction and retention initiative, will be presenting a “Community Buyout Night” for the Jamestown Tarp Skunks’ July 11, 2024 home game against the Geneva Red Wings, beginning at 6:30 p.m. All tickets for that night’s game will be free to the public…
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New Interactive Chautauqua County Trails Map Now Available to the Public

June 27, 2024 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NY: -- There’s a new resource available for people who want to hike, ride, or even paddle hundreds of miles of trails in Chautauqua County. The Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth (CCPEG), in collaboration with Chautauqua County Government and the Friends of Chautauqua County Greenways (FCCG) group,…
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Aldrich Receives 2024 NYSEDC ‘Rising Star’ Award

June 12, 2024 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
Nate Aldrich (left), Chautauqua County Economic Development Coordinator and Manager of the Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth, is the 2024 recipient of the James W. Griffin Rising Star Award, presented by the New York State Economic Development Council. The award was presented to Aldrich by James Johnson (right), Executive…
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Live CHQ Welcome Baskets Available for Talent Attraction

Live CHQ Welcome Baskets with (L-R) Daniel Hietzenrater, President & CEO Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce; Monica Simpson, Partner Engagement Coordinator at Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth; Nate Aldrich, Economic Development Coordinator for the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency; Mark Geise, Deputy County Executive for Economic Development. (Media…
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Partner Spotlight: Community Connections at Findley Lake  

June 03, 2024 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
Dr. L.J. Baylis, is the executive director of Community Connections at Findley Lake, Inc. - a private not-for-profit, 501(c)3 corporation founded to give residents of Findley Lake and the surrounding communities both the practical means and confidence to live their lives to the fullest in their own homes as they…
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Countywide Trails Map to be Unveiled at June 12 FCCG Public Meeting

The Friends of Chautauqua County Greenways Group will host a public meeting on June 12. In addition to unveiling the brand new county trails map project, members will also provide updates on various trail projects within the county – including the two overland trails maintained by Chautauqua County. BROCTON, NY:…
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CCPEG Receives $25,000 to Support Local Trail Improvements

JAMESTOWN, NY: -- The Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth (CCPEG) is pleased to report that it has secured a $25,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds, administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, to help fund Phase IV of the Chautauqua County Overland Trails Revitalization…
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2024 New York State Grant Funding Resources Now Available

Round XIV of the New York State Regional Economic Development Council Initiative and the 2024 New York State Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process have been announced. State funding is now available from several agencies. Round XIV includes $445 million in core capital grant and tax-credit funding combined with more than…
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CCIDA and CCPEG Launch ‘Live CHQ’ Marketing Campaign

JAMESTOWN, NY: -- The Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth (CCPEG), along with the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA), is announcing the launch of a new, multi-year marketing campaign. The effort, called Live CHQ, will focus on talent attraction and retention by highlighting quality of life aspects and…
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Partner Spotlight: Courtney Curatolo, Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College

April 01, 2024 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
Courtney Curatolo, Ph.D. joined the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Jamestown Community College (JCC) in 2018 as the Center’s Director. She is committed to maximizing the small business climate in the three-county region including Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany Counties. Courtney's background includes experience in both the corporate and nonprofit…
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Partnership for Economic Growth Seeks Input from Local HR Personnel

JAMESTOWN, NY: -- The Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth (CCPEG), along with the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA), is reaching out to local businesses and nonprofits as part of an upcoming marketing campaign aimed at talent attraction and retention. The upcoming campaign, entitled “Live CHQ”, will launch…
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Countywide Housing Market Assessment and Development Strategy Complete

March 14, 2024 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
JAMESTOWN, NY: -- The Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth (CCPEG), in conjunction with the Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Development and housing-related stakeholders from across the County, has announced the completion of a countywide Housing Market Assessment and Development Strategy. READ FULL HOUSING MARKET ASSESSMENT & DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY…
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Partner Spotlight: Aimee Rogers, Imagine Forestville Team Member

January 29, 2024 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
 1. Tell us about Imagine Forestville.  In an effort to stop a big box store from tearing down a home in the Hamlet and build a store that would change the look of our community, we listened to the advice of Christiana Laminatus from Preservation Buffalo Niagara, to hold a meeting, and…
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Partnership For Economic Growth Reports Progress, Success In 2023

January 24, 2024 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
JAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth (CCPEG) had another successful year of assisting with and enhancing collaborative economic development initiatives across Chautauqua County. On Tuesday, Jan. 23, Mark Geise, Deputy County Executive for Economic Development and Chief Executive Officer of the Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC), and Nate Aldrich,…
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Geise Named To Buffalo Business First’s 2024 Power 250 List

January 17, 2024 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
MAYVILLE, NY - Mark Geise, Chautauqua County’s Deputy County Executive for Economic Development, County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) CEO, and founder and advisory board co-chair of the Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth, has been named to the 2024 edition of Buffalo Business First’s prestigious “Power 250” listing, published January 10, 2024. The…
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CCPEG Announces 2024 Grant Recipients

January 04, 2024 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
JAMESOTWN, NY - The Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth (CCPEG) has announced the recipients of its 2024 round of grant funding, used to support economic development projects that focus on revitalization and long-term strategic investment throughout Chautauqua County, consistent with the county’s economic development strategic plan. This year, 14 different projects across…
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New Partnership For Economic Growth Video Showcases Development Possibilities Of Chadakoin River

November 07, 2023 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
The Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth (CCPEG) has released a new video providing a virtual tour of the upper Chadakoin River, showcasing its beauty and development possibilities. “The Chadakoin River: Chautauqua County’s Hidden Gem” is a flyover-style video that takes viewers on a winding, scenic tour of the Chadakoin,…
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Partnership Receives Prestigious Award

November 07, 2023 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
In October, the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce awarded the Partnership the 2023 Economic Development Award during the Annual Chamber Awards Dinner at the Williams Center in Fredonia. This is a huge accomplishment for any organization, and considering CCPEG has only been in existence for approximately five years, it is…
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CCPEG Advisory Board Co-Chairs Weigh In On Brooks-TLC Relocation Efforts

October 23, 2023 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
Mark Geise and Daniel Heitzenrater, co-chairs of the Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth advisory board, recently wrote about the need for a new Brooks-TLC healthcare facility in northern Chautauqua County. Their commentary appeared in the Saturday, Oct. 21 edition of the Dunkirk Observer. It is also provided below, in…
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FCCG Unveils New Logo, Updates Public On Various County Trail Projects

October 19, 2023 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
PANAMA, NY - The Friends of Chautauqua County Greenways (FCCG) group recently met at Panama Rocks to share details about the various trail and waterway projects and conservation efforts they've been working on in 2023. In addition, FCCG unveiled its new logo to help raise awareness about the group within…
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Friends Of Chautauqua County Greenways Next Public Meeting Is Oct. 11, 2023

October 06, 2023 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
PANAMA, NY - In cooperation with the Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth (CCPEG), the Friends of Chautauqua County Greenways (FCCG) will hold its second public informational meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. at Panama Rocks Scenic Park in Panama, NY. This meeting will provide the public with…
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Chautauqua County Plans Big Boost In Outdoor Fun With New Trail Map App

September 28, 2023 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
The Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth (CCPEG), along with the Friends of Chautauqua County Greenways (FCCG), Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Development (CCDPD), and Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau (CCVB), are currently in the process of working with Barton and Loguidice to build an interactive countywide outdoor recreation map…
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CCIDA, CCPEG Announces New Communications & Marketing Coordinator

JAMESTOWN, N.Y.: — 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…
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Partner Spotlight- Andrew Nixon

September 19, 2023 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
Each newsletter, we are going to highlight a partner or community organization that is doing great things in our county! This month, we are highlighting Andrew Nixon, the President & CEO of the Chautauqua Chamber Visitors Bureau (CCVB). As the President & CEO of the Chautauqua Chamber Visitors Bureau (CCVB), why…
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Partnership For Economic Growth Seeks Proposals For Funding Consideration

September 19, 2023 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
We are excited to announce that the Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth is currently seeking applicants for funding consideration. If you or your organization have innovative projects or initiatives that can drive economic growth in our community, we encourage you to apply for this valuable opportunity. For information on…
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Partner Spotlight – Dan Heitzenrater

April 24, 2023 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
Each newsletter, we are going to highlight a partner or community organization that is doing great things in our county!  Starting with Dan Heitzenrater, President of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce. In addition to his work at the Chamber and on the CCIDA & CCPEG boards, he is involved…
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Downtown Revitalization Master Planning

April 24, 2023 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
DUNKIRK, N.Y. - The Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth (CCPEG) recently invited local municipalities to apply for downtown master planning funding. After reviewing several applications, CCPEG awarded technical assistant grants to the Village of Falconer and the Village of Westfield. Local leaders will work with CCPEG and the consultants…
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Partnership For Economic Growth Awards Complete Streets Funding

April 24, 2023 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
DUNKIRK, N.Y.: The Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth (CCPEG) recently invited local municipalities to apply for small-scale Complete Streets project funding. In order to expand funding opportunities, the Chautauqua Health Network (CHN) has collaborated with CCPEG to increase total funding availability to $60,000 and in concert, will be making…
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Chadakoin River Activation Project

April 24, 2023 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
The Chadakoin River Activation project will bring new life to the river and surrounding area in Jamestown by enhancing access, creating business opportunities, and establishing the Chadakoin as a recreational destination. The project plans include conservation and improvements to the natural environment. Visit www.Chadakoin.org to learn more! Since the Chadakoin…
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Friends Of The Chautauqua Greenway

February 15, 2023 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
In 2012, the Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Economic Development, along with dozens of stakeholders, developed a comprehensive Greenway Plan to expand trail and greenway development within the county. While some of the planned projects have been completed, others are still in the works. The Sheldon Foundation awarded the…
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CCIDA’s 2022 Annual Report

February 09, 2023 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
Mark Geise, Deputy County Executive for Economic Development and Chief Executive Officer of the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA), provided an overview of the CCIDA’s activities in 2022 at the CCIDA Board of Directors meeting on January 24, 2023. After discussing the nature and breadth of projects approved…
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JCC Offers New Online “Entrepreneurship Essentials” Certification Course Through The Small Business Development Center

February 02, 2023 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
Through a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, to support small business entrepreneurship, the Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College is offering a new online, self-paced course revolving around small business and entrepreneurship skills. The $195 certification is provided by Jamestown Community College and the 6…
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Dunkirk Downtown Revitalization Initiative

February 02, 2023 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
Congratulations to the City of Dunkirk for their $10 million New York State Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) grant award. The DRI funding will advance a number of public and private investments to improve Dunkirk’s downtown and enable it to take full advantage of its waterfront potential. Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects…
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Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth Awarded Multi-year Grant From Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Wilson Foundation

JAMESTOWN, N.Y.: — The Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC), the umbrella organization of the Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth (CCPEG), today authorized the acceptance of a three-year, $1.05 million grant award from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. The grant award, CCPEG’s largest financial commitment to date, will…
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Economic Development 2021

May 9 to 15 marks National Economic Development Week, in which communities across the country celebrate positive contributions to economic development and provide and explain the role of the profession in our local community. While my last few columns have chiefly looked back at what our economic development partners accomplished…
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CCIDA And CREDC 2020 Recap

CCIDA/CREDC 2020 Totals The following is a summation of the results of ALL programs administered through the CCIDA and CREDC in 2020: CCIDA & CREDC 2020 Recap   As has been the case with most everyone, the pandemic created many challenges in 2020 and beyond, especially as it pertains to economic…
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Chautauqua County Partnership For Economic Growth

February 11, 2021 • CCPEG News and Press Releases,
In 2018, Chautauqua County embarked upon a two-phased economic development planning process with the assistance of a nationally recognized consulting firm, Camoin Associates. The primary goal of this process was to work with public and private stakeholders from across the county to identify a cohesive and comprehensive strategy, and as…
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