If you're looking for an affordable alternative to expensive big city locations, Jamestown is the right place for your new business idea to take shape. With reliable power, abundant water, and many available and affordable business locations, Jamestown provides the foundation for your efficient operation. 

Why Jamestown?

Entrepreneurs take smart risks, and in so doing can reap substantial rewards, but they can't do it all on their own. They need the support of talented and experienced professionals who can help them through the rough patches and prepare them for the challenges ahead. Before you make a capital investment, consider investing your time with the BPU and learning how we can help turn your your great idea into an efficient operation.

Additional Support for Entrepreneurs

Launch NY - LaunchNY is a non-profit venture capital organization in upstate New York providing pro bono mentoring and access to risk capital for high-growth startups. Launch NY also is home to the Emerging Cleantech Opportunity (ECO) incubator.

Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency -- The CCIDA is the county's economic development organization and has numerous resources for businesses at its disposal. The CCIDA also lists available commercial properties in Chautauqua County 

Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth - CCPEG promotes economic development and lifestyle opportunities in Chautauqua County. Explore Chautauqua County.

City of Jamestown - The City of Jamestown site includes numerous resources to answer zoning, permitting and other legal questions about the area. 

City of Jamestown Department of Development - The DoD provides economic, social and cultural opportunities through a variety of public and private partnerships and resources. 

Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce - The Chamber of Commerce's mission is to create a business environment in the region where our members can thrive.  

Small Business Development Center -The Jamestown SBDC provides support to entrepreneurs and business owners at every stage of the process. 

Jamestown Community College - JCC offers workforce development classes as well as AAS, AS, and AA degree programs.