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Posted on: December 8, 2016

23 Projects in Chautauqua County Receive 2016 REDC Awards

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: -- Twenty-three projects across Chautauqua County have received a total of $4,779,401 through the 2016 Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Awards. 

The REDC initiative was established in 2011 by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. It created 10 regional councils across the state to develop long-term strategic plans for economic growth in their regions. Today, Cuomo announced the awards presented to each region and the Western New York REDC received $62 million for 105 projects across Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara Counties. The following funds were awarded for projects in Chautauqua County: 

• $1,480,000 to City of Jamestown for Tracy Plaza Green Renovations;

• $600,000 to National Comedy Center for National Comedy Center Gap Funding; 

• $354,220 to Village of Celoron for Lucille Ball Memorial Park Improvements- Phase II Construction; 

• $325,494 to Village of Fredonia for Fredonia Barker Commons Project; 

• $270,000 to Town of Portland for Chautauqua County Regional Water Project; 

• $242,235 to Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation for Brocton Main Street; 

• $234,000 to National Comedy Center for National Comedy Center Tourism Capital; 

• $217,000 to Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District for Silver Creek Rehabilitation; 

• $135,000 to Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association for Grape Discovery Center Museum Culinary and Visitor Center Expansion; 

• $111,297 to Jamestown Renaissance Corporation for Downtown Jamestown Winter Garden Plaza Phase II; 

• $100,000 to Olmsted Center for Sight for National Statler Center-Career Training for the Blind and Visually Impaired;

• $100,000 to TimberFish for Westfield TimberFish Technology Demonstration Project; 

• $100,000 to Village of Lakewood for Village of Lakewood, Town of Busti Stormwater Management Engineering Study;

• $100,000 to Village of Silver Creek for Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Study Priority 3 Project; 

• $94,200 to Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District for Chautauqua County Highway Erosion Control;

• $75,000 to Chautauqua County Rural Ministry, Inc. for Colburn Block Development; 

• $45,000 to City of Dunkirk for Comprehensive Plan Update; 

• $40,510 to Libera, Inc. for Employee Enhancement Project; 

• $40,000 to Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation for Northern Chautauqua County Economic Development Strategy; 

• $36,000 to Town of Ripley for Ripley Main Street Revitalization Plan Development; 

• $32,500 to Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, Inc. for Administrative Workforce Expansion; 

• $30,000 to Town of Ellicott for Collection System Study; and

• $16,945 to Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Economic Development for Marketing Chautauqua County’s Overland Trails.

“I want to applaud all those who spent countless hours submitting over 50 project applications,” said Horrigan. “This year, CFA awards will go a long way to help keep Chautauqua County on the move. Together with the $10 million Downtown Revitalization award for the City of Jamestown, Chautauqua County is truly benefiting from Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Strategy. Special thanks go to the Western New York REDC for all its support for Chautauqua County projects.” 

For more information about the awards or the Regional Economic Development Councils, visit


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