Allegany County launches new website

New website forms part of Allegany County’s Brand and Economic Development Impact initiative Website transformed into a responsive design Dec. 29, 2016, Belmont NY. The launch of the new website,, which offers quick and easy access to essential information for the county’s residents and to the international site selector’s community, is part of the […]

Crossroads Center Park and Ride Moving Forward

Many people living in Allegany County and surrounding communities may find access to State Route 86, 19 and ACCESS Allegany public transit a lot easier in the upcoming year.  The New York State Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration has approved a parking facility accommodating up to thirty buses per day and maximizing […]

Schumer Helps Secure Major Deal with Ge to Position Lufkin-rmt Plant for Redevelopment; After Senator’s Urging Ge Will Donate Lufkin Facility to Allegany County

Schumer: Community Can Now Breathe New Life Into Wellsville Plant U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that General Electric (GE) agreed to donate the Lufkin Facility to Allegany County’s Industrial Development Agency. In addition to donating the plant, Schumer secured a commitment from GE to prepare the facility for light manufacturing capabilities. Schumer said this would […]

Governor Cuomo Announces Ribbon Cutting for New $5 Million Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Center at Alfred State

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the ribbon cutting of the new Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Center at Alfred State College. The $5 million, 16,000-square-foot facility will help prepare welding and machine tool technology students for in-demand jobs, while learning state-of-the-art sustainable practices in advanced manufacturing. The Center is supported by the $4.5 million SUNY 2020 […]

Wellsville’s Dresser-Rand Marks 100 Years

By Brian Quinn Wellsville Daily Reporter WELLSVILLE – In 1916, it was full steam ahead for the manufacturer that eventually became Dresser-Rand. More recently, the Dresser-Rand Wellsville plant has been hit with layoffs, with Siemens Government Technologies, Inc., owner of the Wellsville plant, announcing plans to cut 60 employees by Sept. 30 of this year. “We […]

Town of Cuba Land Status

Allegany County was recently notified by President Maurice John of the Seneca Nation of Indians of their intent to move forward with the placement of lands into restricted fee status for the purpose of housing and possible commercial development. The lands referred to are in the Town of Cuba and are immediately contiguous and adjacent […]

New Executive Director of the Allegany County Industrial Development Agency

Belmont, NY, September 2016 – Allegany County is pleased to announce that Craig Clark, PE, Ph.D., Vice President for Economic Development at Alfred State and Economic Developer for Allegany County, will be the Executive Director of the Allegany County Industrial Development Agency (ACIDA). Due to the recent resignation of Jack Wood as Chairman and CEO […]

Statement Regarding Lufkin Announcement

Belmont, NY, August 2016 – I was saddened to learn that the employees of Lufkin RMT in Wellsville have been notified that the facility, a division of GE, plans to close by the end of the year. The hearts of the County Legislators go out to the employees and their families. They are our friends […]

Sheriff Whitney Announces Undersheriff Monroe Graduates from Homeland Security Leadership Academy

GLYNCO, GEORGIA – Allegany County Undersheriff Kevin Monroe recently received a Certificate of Graduation from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) upon completing the Homeland Security Leadership Academy (HSLA) conducted at FLETC, in Glynco, Georgia. Attendees included law enforcement executives from over 22 state, local, and territorial police and sheriff agencies. The HSLA is a two-week […]

Allegany County Receives Improved Bond Rating From Moody’s Investors Service

Moody’s Investors Service recently upgraded Allegany County’s bond rating from A2 to A1. The upgrade to A1 reflects the County’s strong financial position, limited but stable tax base with below average wealth levels, and manageable debt and pension burdens. The long-term rating reflects and takes into consideration the County’s: Good and adequate management with standard […]