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IDA to receive $10.5M U.S. Department Of Commerce grant

Anthony Foti, U.S. Department of Commerce intergovernmental affairs director, announces that the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency will receive a $10.5 million grant to help small businesses rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel Wednesday. P-J photo by Dennis Phillips

CELORON — The Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency will be receiving a grant of $10.5 million to help small businesses rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Wednesday, Anthony Foti, U.S. Department of Commerce intergovernmental affairs director, made the announcement at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel in Celoron, with several federal, state and local elected officials in attendance. Foti said six U.S. Economic Development Administration grants totaling $19 million will be given to agencies in Western New York, with the award to the county IDA being the largest.

“Small businesses are the lifeline of our communities,” Foti said.

See Wednesday’s edition for complete coverage.

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