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Allegany County at a Glance

Nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, Allegany County offers respite from the high costs and everyday hassles of urban life. Amidst this pastoral setting, you’ll find a relaxed and unhurried way of life in Allegany County.

Here you can realize the American Dream of owning your own home (the median cost of a home in Allegany County is $78,265 – according to the National Association of Realtors data, it’s the most affordable county in the state to own a home), expand your professional opportunities by continuing your education at one of our three nationally-ranked academic institutions, and enjoy a better quality of life in a place that invites you to commune with nature and unleash your creativity.

If you’re looking for a location to start or grow your business, Allegany County invests in a workforce that is second-to-none, educates over 7,000 students and produces more than 1,600 graduates annually at our three local colleges (Alfred University, Alfred State College, and Houghton College), and works for your business.

Accessible by road, rail, and air, Allegany County’s central location in Western New York’s historic Southern Tier means you’re never far from the major cities of the Northeast – just far enough to enjoy our natural beauty and avoid the traffic!

Experience a more satisfying quality of life with us in Allegany County.

Resources & Documents

“SKILLED MANUFACTURING LOCATION SEARCHES & THE CASE FOR ALLEGANY COUNTY, NY: A SITE SELECTION CONSULTANT’S PERSPECTIVE,” Wadley Donovan Gutshaw Consulting, 2019

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