• Water Street

    Part of more than $80 million in recent and planned downtown investments

  • Yates County

    3 Finger Lakes providing more than 5 trillion gallons of fresh water

About Finger Lakes EDC

The Finger Lakes Economic Development Center is here to help businesses in Yates County, New York succeed. Whether you are an entrepreneur working to launch your dream business, a company looking to locate to the area, or an existing business looking for available resources, the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center is here to assist you.

Yates County Economic & Community Health

Yates County, New York is topping the list on a number of economic and community benchmarks in the Finger Lakes nine-county Region. From Tourism, housing, financial self-sufficiency, and general community health and wellness, Yates County has made strides and surpassed its neighbors in nearly every measured category. The FLEDC is proud to highlight these in our report here:

Yates County Economic and Community Health

#1 County in Rochester / Finger Lakes Region since 2000 in:

  • Total job growth: 25%
  • Total manufacturing job growth: 23%
  • Tourism spending increase: 81%
  • Median home value increase: 19%

Since 2000:

  • Nearly 100 new attraction & start-ups
  • 100+ loans made to small businesses
  • 1600+ jobs created
  • $260,000,000 in company investments
  • 1st agricultural specific loan in NYS