Business News

Empire State Development & Southern Tier West Discuss Business Incentives & Low Interest Business Loans at Crossroads Center on Oct. 15

BELMONT – Representatives from New York’s Empire State Development and Southern Tier West Regional Planning & Development Board will visit the Crossroads Conference & Commerce Center at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 15, to discuss business incentives and low-interest revolving loan funds available to Allegany County manufacturing companies, entrepreneurs, communities, and other businesses. This free […]


Allegany County Young Professionals Mix with Mentors

WELLSVILLE – Allegany County’s promising young professionals made connections with mentors in business, education, and government, and interacted with their peers, at the Allegany County Young Professionals Group Mentor Mixer on Thursday, September 20. Over 50 young professionals met and interacted with nearly 20 mentors over hors d’oeuvres at the Wellsville Country Club.  In addition […]


One-Day Entrepreneur Training Course Offered at Crossroads Center on Oct. 10

BELMONT – Together with the Allegany County IDA and the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and SCORE Buffalo Niagara present, “Starting and Managing Your Own Business,” a one-day workshop for entrepreneurs on Wednesday, October 10, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Crossroads Commerce & Conference Center. In this […]


Allegany County Young Professionals Group to Host Mentor Mixer on September 20

BELMONT – Local young professionals are invited to join the Allegany County Young Professionals Group at their premier Mentor Mixer event of the fall on Thursday, September 20, at 6 p.m. at the Wellsville Country Club. This event offers young professionals an opportunity to network with established professionals and leaders in business, industry, and government, […]


ACCORD Offers Entrepreneur Training Course

BELMONT – On August 21, World Entrepreneurs’ Day, Allegany County celebrates the varied body of entrepreneurs that have established their businesses and their homes in Allegany County, and invites aspiring entrepreneurs to join their ranks by participating in a 10-week Entrepreneur Training Class, offered by ACCORD. Offered twice a year for $150 registration fee by […]


Economic Development Moving Forward at Crossroads

BELMONT –Economic development efforts continue to progress at the Crossroads of I-86 and Rt. 19 in Belmont –the Gateway to the three colleges, businesses, industries, and tourism in Allegany County. Talks continue to determine ways to assure that the final planning can take place for the proposed development that includes; construction, and operation of an […]


Schumer and Gillibrand: Alfred State College Gets $1.5 Million

See the article here: https://wlea.net/schumer-and-gillibrand-alfred-state-college-gets-1-5-million/ April 12, 2018 ALLEGANY COUNTY, NY – U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand have announced $1.5 million in federal funding to Alfred State College. The senators say that the funding was allocated through the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the Biorefinery Development and Commercialization Center […]


U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.5 Million to Boost the Commercialization of Wood Products in New York

See the article here: https://www.eda.gov/news/press-releases/2018/04/11/alfred-ny.htm Contact: EDA Public Affairs Department, (202) 482-4085 April 11, 2018 WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.5 million grant to the Research Foundation for The State University of New York, Alfred State College, Alfred, New York, […]


Southern Tier West Announces Availability of Grant Funding

Salamanca, NY – Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board has announced a schedule of general information sessions about the process to apply for grant funding through Appalachian Regional Commission’s Area Development Program. The sessions are free and do not require registration. The information will relate for potential applicants who are seeking funding for […]


COUNTY LEADERS LOOK TO RETAIN JOBS AFTER DRESSER-RAND ANNOUNCES RELOCATION

By Mark Goshgarian  |  February 21, 2018 @7:48 PM Spectrum News link WELLSVILLE, N.Y. — After 135 years in Wellsville, Dresser-Rand, makers of steam turbines, will close its doors and take about 250 jobs with it. Siemens, which still owns the commercial business, announced Tuesday it sold Dresser’s government work to Curtiss-Wright, and will relocate to North […]