News

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

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…
Read More

CCIDA Board Approves Loans Totaling $725,000 for Three Business

March 26, 2024 • CCIDA Press Releases,
JAMESTOWN, N.Y.: --- At its March 26, 2024 meeting, the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) Board of Directors approved low-interest loans for three separate businesses totaling $725,000: Tim & Edmond, LLC; LINC Products & Services (LINC); and Excelco/Newbrook, Inc (ENI). The loans will not only help to retain…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

CCIDA to Provide Support for Redevelopment of Former Silver Creek High School Property

February 27, 2024 • CCIDA Press Releases,
SILVER CREEK, NY: — At its February 27, 2024 meeting, the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) Board of Directors approved incentives to Silver Creek Apartments, LLC. The incentives, which include a Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agreement along with exemptions for both sales and mortgage tax payments, will assist the company…
Read More

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…
Read More

2023 Unprecedented Year for CCIDA/CREDC

January 24, 2024 • CCIDA Press Releases,
JAMESTOWN, N.Y.: — At the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency’s (CCIDA) meeting on January 23, 2024, Mark Geise, Deputy County Executive for Economic Development and Chief Executive Officer of the CCIDA, discussed the economic development team’s top 10 accomplishments in 2023, as well as their top 10 goals for 2024. Geise proclaimed that…
Read More

CCIDA Approves Loan for New Business at Former Jamestown Brewing Location

January 24, 2024 • CCIDA Press Releases,
JAMESTOWN, NY: — At its January 23, 2024 meeting, the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) Board of Directors approved a $950,000 low-interest loan to Wicked Jimmy’s LLC, to support the purchase of property at 115-121 West 3rd Street in Jamestown, the site of the former Jamestown Brewing Company. If the project comes to…
Read More

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,…
Read More

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…
Read More

CCIDA CEO Named to Buffalo Business First’s 2024 ‘Power 250’ List

January 17, 2024 • CCIDA Press Releases,
MAYVILLE, NY:– Mark Geise, Chautauqua County’s Deputy County Executive for Economic Development and County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) CEO, has been named to the 2024 edition of Buffalo Business First’s prestigious “Power 250” listing, published January 10, 2024. The “Power 250” is an annual list of the 250 people whom, after three…
Read More

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…
Read More

Wells Enterprises Receives CCIDA Support for Redevelopment of Dunkirk Facility

December 19, 2023 • CCIDA Press Releases,
DUNKIRK, NY: — At its December 19, 2023 meeting, the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) Board of Directors approved incentives to Wells Enterprises, Inc.The incentives, which include a Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agreement and Sales Tax Exemption, will assist the company with a multi-million renovation project…
Read More

CCIDA Board Approves Loan for Forestville-Based Manufacturer

December 19, 2023 • CCIDA Press Releases,
FORESTVILLE, NY: — At its December 19, 2023 meeting, the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) Board of Directors approved a $130,000 loan to Bailey Manufacturing Co., LLC to support the construction of a new warehouse building near its existing facility, located at 10987 Bennett State Rd., Forestville. Bailey Manufacturing is a minority-owned manufacturer, providing…
Read More

Amy Harding Joins CCIDA, CREDC, CRC Boards

December 01, 2023 • CCIDA Press Releases,
JAMESTOWN, NY: — The County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) is pleased to announce the addition of Amy Harding to the CCIDA Board of Directors, following her approved appointment by the Chautauqua County Legislature at its October 2023 voting session. In addition to being appointed to the CCIDA Board of Directors, Harding was also appointed to…
Read More

CCIDA Approves Loan to Westfield-Based Food Processor to Help Increase Output

November 28, 2023 • CCIDA Press Releases,
WESTFIELD, NY: — At its Nov. 28, 2023 meeting, the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) Board of Directors approved a $400,000 loan to support the purchase and installation of new equipment for Original Crunch Roll Factory, LLC (Crunch Factory®), located at 75 Bourne St., Westfield. The total cost of the new investment is $1.4…
Read More

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,…
Read More

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…
Read More

State Awards CCIDA $5.25 Million Grant for I-90 Shovel-Ready Site in Ripley

November 02, 2023 • CCIDA Press Releases,
RIPLEY, NY: — A key development project along the I-90 corridor in Chautauqua County is one step closer to becoming a reality after being awarded a $5.25 million grant from Empire State Development (ESD). On Thursday, Nov. 2, Governor Kathy Hochul announced a grant award for the Interstate 90 site in the Town of Ripley as part of phase…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

Leading Gluten-Free Craft Brewery – Ghostfish Brewing Co. – Establishes East Coast Operation in Westfield, NY

September 29, 2023 • CCIDA Press Releases,
WESTFIELD, NY: — There’s a new brewery in town and its producing some of the hottest brews on the market. Popular beverages from Seattle-based Ghostfish Brewing Company (GBC) are now in full production at the new East Coast processing and distribution center in Westfield, New York. To celebrate, company representatives and area officials…
Read More

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…
Read More

Weber-Knapp to Remain Under Local Ownership

September 27, 2023 • CCIDA Press Releases,
JAMESTOWN, N.Y.: — 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,…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

Leading North American Gluten-free Craft Brewery to Open East Coast Operation in Westfield, NY

July 26, 2022 • CCIDA Press Releases,
WESTFIELD, NY: — 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…
Read More

Marketing Grants Awarded to 35 Small Businesses in Chautauqua County

July 18, 2022 • CCIDA Press Releases,
Chautauqua County, NY: — 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 pandemic presented unprecedented challenges, and local business…
Read More

Tarp Skunks and County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency Announce Community Buyout Night on June 30th

June 09, 2022 • CCIDA Press Releases,
JAMESTOWN, NY — 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…
Read More

CCIDA Announces New Round of Low-interest Cares Act Loans

February 14, 2022 • CCIDA Press Releases,
JAMESTOWN, N.Y.:— 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.    In  early 2020,…
Read More

Marketing Grants Available for Small Businesses in Chautauqua County

February 11, 2022 • CCIDA Press Releases,
(February 11, 2022) 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…
Read More

CCIDA/CREDC Had a Banner Year in 2021

January 26, 2022 • CCIDA Press Releases,
JAMESTOWN, N.Y.: — 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 2021 at the CCIDA’s Board Meeting on January 25, 2022. After discussing the nature and breadth of projects approved…
Read More

Pilot Approved for Major Solar Project in Ripley

January 25, 2022 • CCIDA Press Releases,
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…
Read More

Iconic Welch Building to Become Apartments & Commercial Space

December 22, 2021 • CCIDA Press Releases,
WESTFIELD, N.Y.: — At its December 21, 2021 meeting, the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) Board of Directors approved incentives to support redevelopment of the former Welch Administration Building in the Village and Town of Westfield. PILOT/Tax Lease incentives were approved by the CCIDA for adaptive re-use of the…
Read More

Partnership For Economic Growth Seeks Proposals For Funding Considerations, Technical Assistance

September 10, 2021 •
In preparation for the development of its 2022 Work Plan, the Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth (CCPEG) invites businesses, municipalities, non-profit economic development organizations, and community groups to submit Letters of Interest (LOI) for funding consideration and/or technical assistance for 2022 projects that seek to support economic revitalization and…
Read More

$800 Million New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program

August 05, 2021 • CCIDA Press Releases,
What Is It? The NYS COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program was created to provide flexible grant assistance to currently viable small businesses, micro-businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations who have experienced economic hardship due the COVID-19 pandemic. Who is Eligible? Small businesses, Micro-businesses and For-profit independent…
Read More

One Step Closer for Hideaway Bay Resort

July 29, 2021 • CCIDA Press Releases,
SILVER CREEK, N.Y.: — 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…
Read More

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…
Read More

City and County Host Meeting to Unveil Nrg Power Plant Feasibility Study and Alternatives Analysis

June 09, 2021 • CCIDA Press Releases,
DUNKIRK, N.Y.:— After a year-long planning process, the City of Dunkirk and Chautauqua County, along with their consultant, Bergmann, presented key findings of the NRG Power Plant Feasibility Study and Alternatives Analysis on Tuesday, June 8th. The NRG Power Plant, originally known as the Niagara Mohawk Power Plant, operated from the…
Read More

Businesses, Municipalities, and Community Organizations Encouraged to Explore State Economic Development Resources

May 28, 2021 • CCIDA Press Releases,
The Chautauqua County Department of Planning & Development encourages interested businesses, organizations, and municipalities to apply for grant funding for their economic and community development projects through this year’s New York State Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process. In early May, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo launched Round XI of…
Read More

Regional Economic Development Councils Round XI Overview – Wed. June 2, at 10 am

May 27, 2021 • CCIDA Press Releases,
Governor Cuomo has once again made $750 million available through Round XI of the Regional Economic Development Councils. Join NYSEDC and Empire State Development staff for an overview of the process including how to access the Consolidated Funding Application, new changes to the award timeline, and information for how to…
Read More

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…
Read More

CCIDA Commits Over $10 Million in Federal EDA Funding

April 27, 2021 • CCIDA Press Releases,
JAMESTOWN, N.Y.:— The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) officially announced on September 9, 2020 that the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) had been selected as the recipient of a $10.5 million grant through the CARES Act, which enabled the agency to establish a new Revolving Loan Fund (RLF). The intent…
Read More

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…
Read More

New Travel Center Coming to the Gateway of New York State

February 24, 2021 • CCIDA Press Releases,
TOWN OF RIPLEY, N.Y.:–   At its monthly board meeting today, the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of providing tax incentives for Love’s Travel Stop and Country Stores, Inc. The project involves construction of a state-of-the art, 22,000 square foot travel center…
Read More

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…
Read More

CCIDA Awards $2.6 Million in Federal Eda Funding in Second Round of Program

January 26, 2021 •
AMESTOWN, N.Y.:— The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) officially announced on September 9, 2020, that the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) had been selected as the recipient of a $10.5 million grant through the CARES Act, which enabled the agency to establish a new Revolving Loan Fund (RLF). The…
Read More

SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening; Issue New Guidance

January 08, 2021 • CCIDA Press Releases,
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make…
Read More

Empire State Development Announces “Raising the Bar” Restaurant Recovery Fund

January 06, 2021 • CCIDA Press Releases,
Empire State Development (ESD) today announced the more than $3 million “Raising the Bar” Restaurant Recovery Fund to assist restaurants in New York State during the COVID-19 pandemic. This grant funding has been made possible through financial donations led by Diageo North America and supported by Coastal Pacific Wine & Spirits (a division of…
Read More