News from Economic Development, Planning and Tourism
A Team of Secret Shoppers recently toured a number of communities in Cattaraugus County, searching for opportunities for municipalities and entrepreneurs to capitalize on the millions of potential travelers that reside within 3 hours of the Enchanted Mountains. Come hear their findings and recommendations for ways Cattaraugus can increase visitor spending in the region.
The Cattaraugus County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, along with the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism, the Cattaraugus County Farm Bureau, the Cattaraugus County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board will host the 7th Annual Cattaraugus County Farmer-Neighbor Dinner on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the West Valley Fire Hall, 9091 Route 240, West Valley, NY.
Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism has scheduled an open and informational Equine Advisory Committee meeting on January 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm. The committee’s mission is to encourage and promote all equestrian types and disciplines in the Enchanted Mountain region. The goals / purpose of this committee are to:
Cattaraugus County is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to prepare feasibility studies to return three (3) obsolete manufacturing facilities to functional uses.
Cattaraugus County Economic Development, Planning and Tourism is currently requesting proposals for the printing of the Cattaraugus County Snowmobile Brochure.
Join Cattaraugus County Economic Development, Planning and Tourism in a special speaker discussion with light refreshments on October 19th, 2017 at 7pm in the Legislative Chambers. Special guest speaker, Dan Klaes, owner of the Haunted Hinsdale House and The Hinsdale Restoration Project founder, will be giving a talk on how to make your location, filled with folklore, marketable and into a business that invites visitors in to investigate the legends, the strange happenings and the world of the unexplainable.
Do you have a great place to eat, stay or do activities in Cattaraugus County that you'd like to promote? The Cattaraugus County Activities Guide is a year round resource for travelers, visitors and residents on things to do in Cattaraugus County. It includes events and lodging listings as well as editorial and advertising highlights.
With funding made available by the Appalachian Regional Commission, Cattaraugus County is currently accepting proposals for Community Visioning Consultant that will develop and complete three area wide community assessments (four areas that include seven municipalities); facilitate a two day intensive training for municipal leaders, and follow-up assistance for municipalities in Cattaraugus County. The community assessments will be used to further economic development by providing baseline data or a foundation for the community development efforts.
Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development will host the 5th Annual WILMA - We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans - buy local event on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 from 11 am– 3 pm in the Corporate Building on the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, Little Valley, NY. Cattaraugus County artisans and manufacturers are sought to display and sell their wares at this family friendly event.
Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism is in preparations for the 10th Annual OnoFest being held Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Onoville Marina, 8 miles south of Exit 17 off I 86 on West Perimeter Road, Steamburg, NY.
OnoFest is a one day event that will start at 1:00 pm and run to 9:30 p.m. It is a family oriented event scheduled to have arts; crafts; food; games and contests for the young and old alike; bands throughout the day with a grand finale of fireworks at dusk!