About Us

Office of Development

Our mission is to offer attractive incentives to manufacturing and other businesses to remain and expand, or relocate, to Allegany County New York understanding that a strong plan for sustainable economic development begins with a clear vision for economic growth.

The countywide vision for economic development may be summarized through a listing of overarching goals for economic development, a description of where such economic growth is desired to occur, and an identification of what type of economic development is envisioned.

The goals are to manage growth and development; conserve rural and scenic areas; and protect agricultural resources.

Office of Development Staff

Craig Clark
Economic Developer and Executive Director of the IDA
H. Kier Dirlam
Director of Planning


Michelle Denhoff
Planning and Development Specialist
Cathleen Whitfield
Confidential Secretary to the Director of Planning


Crossroads Commerce Center

6087 State Route 19N – Suite 100
Belmont, NY 14813
Fax: 585.268.7473