What Yates offers
With engaged consumers, thriving small towns, picturesque lakes and productive farmland, Yates County, New York, has the perfect foundation for your business, too. Yates County leads New York state in organic production and leads the region in manufacturing job growth, as well as the craft beverage industry. Find out more about our leading industries.
Yates County 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, to general community health and wellness, Yates County has made strides and surpassed its neighbors in nearly every measured category.
The FLEDC is here to help your business succeed.
Recognized by the International Economic Development Council as one of the seven most highly performing organizations in the world, The Finger Lakes Economic Development Center is here to help businesses in Yates County 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 has been the No. 1 County in the Greater Rochester / Finger Lakes Region since 2000 in:
Total job growth: 19%
Tourism speding increase 68%
Median home value increase: 20%
Total manufacturing job growth: 29%
Since 2000, we have helped facilitate:
Nearly 125 new attraction and start-ups
300 business expansions
Creation of 1,600+ jobs
$300,000,000 in company investments
Creation of first agricultural-specific loan in NYS
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