Retool WNY: Working on Building Our Economy with Climate Tech/Cleantech Manufacturing 

The Chautauqua County Region is not only a beautiful, four-season recreation area, but it has a strong manufacturing presence that has grown through the years. We have the resources, workforce, and low-cost land available to bring more opportunities to WNY.

Find out more about area business, education, and recreation in the CREDC Relocation Guide.

Chautauqua County is part of the federal designated Regional Battery Tech Hub and will welcome Electrovaya to its manufacturing community in 2024. 

The Southern Tier counties of  Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Broome, Tioga, Tompkins, Otsego, Cortland, Delaware, Schoharie, and Chenango are all included in this designation from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. Lead agency for this effort is the New Energy New York (NENY) organization affiliated with NY-BEST and Binghamton University.

Contact our business development team today to get a conversation started about all that our region has to offer manufacturers, entrepreneurs and business leaders:

Retool wny logo for social mediaRetool WNY is dedicated to highlighting Chautauqua County and the WNY region as the ideal place for cleantech and climate tech manufacturing, offering numerous supply chain opportunities in this emerging sector.

Congratulations to Cuba-Rushford School District in Allegany County for securing a $6.1 million grant from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to improve energy performance of building envelopes at multiple facilities while partially replacing existing heating and hot water systems with ground source heat pumps. The school district will use these projects to teach student about clean energy concepts.

Jamestown Community College's Workforce Development Division has developed a Building Automation Systems (BAS) training program as part of our Retool WNY grant program through NYSERDA. Check out details here.


Looking for land to develop a clean energy/cleantech company? We have a shovel ready site in the Mason Industrial Park ready to be developed by a forward-thinking company that wants to be part of the supply chain for climate tech/cleantech manufacturing.

Check it out here.

Mason Industrial Park.66 Acre Parcel

We are the first and best point of contact if you are: 

  • A business looking for a new location

  • A new supplier

  • Already established in the region and looking to transform production lines, components, and products to become part of the clean tech/climate tech sector

Grant funding will reimburse up to 80% of the cost of a study for businesses looking at ways to increase revenue and provide long-term stability for manufacturing operations by adding climate tech/clean tech components/parts to their operation. 

We have lots more information and resources for manufacturers and businesses looking to locate in the greater Jamestown area. Our Retool WNY Initiative can provide resources for transforming existing production lines or help businesses find how to become part of the supply chain for climate tech/cleantech manufacturing.  Check out our dedicated Retool WNY site here

Financial & technical resources available to our region's manufacturers and start-ups:

  • Insyte Consulting & WNY Technology Development Center (MEP-sponsored)
  • Empire State Development (ESD) Economic Development Fund
  • Chautauqua County IDA/CCPEG Business Development
  • NYSERDA Energy Programs & Incentives for businesses & industry
  • FuzeHub Collaborative Partnerships 
  • NextCorps Manufacturer Accelerator Program
  • Invest Buffalo Niagara Economic Gardening Program