JAMESTOWN – The remaining $2.2 million part of a more than $10 million allocation in federal money to Chautauqua County has been allocated to dozens of local businesses.
The Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency received the funds as part of the CARES Act last September.
The money is available to businesses and non-profit organizations in a low-interest revolving loan fund.
The entities approved for funding include, but are not limited to, the following: Merritt Estate Winery; The Original Crunch Roll; Pucci Carpet; Excelco/Newbrook; Artone; International Ordnance; Kimbert Manufacturing; Heritage Ministries; Uhl Ventures (Servpro); Ark Wholesale; SKB Auto Sales; Brigiottas; Billicki Law Firm; Advanced Production Group; Skate Shop; Corvus Bus & Charter; Webb’s Candies/Motel; Falconer Hotel; La Quinta/Holiday Inn/Hampton Inn; Big Inlet Brewing; Ivory Acres Weddings; Shawbucks; Cockaigne; Pace’s Pizzeria; Webb’s Harbor Restaurant and Bowling Lanes; Blackstone Advanced Technologies; the Resource Center; Meeder’s Restaurant; Lisciandro’s Restaurant; Bailey Manufacturing, and many others.
In total, 50 entities received funding that officials say will create 130 new jobs and retain more than 2,000 positions countywide.
Two other rounds of funding were issued in October and January.
Applications, officials say, are still be accepted albeit the funding is limited to what is being paid back to replenish the fund.
Those interested in applying are asked to contact the CCIDA office at 716-661-8900 or visit ccida.com.