Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation
Local Economic Development Committee
We will do so by:
A basic underlying principle of an LED process is “public private partnerships.” The main actors in market economy are:
The Private Sector - businesses that make investments, employ people and create wealth;
The Public Sector in the region, including the state, county and local governments, including special districts (water, sewer, etc.) that comprise the governmental sector;
Civil Society - the non-governmental, non-profit sector actors that contribute to the community’s benefit, including educational institutions, civic service organizations, non-profit service providers, professional organizations & other special interests.
The group is specifically focusing on the communities within the Lake Erie watershed, that is, the towns of Ripley, Westfield, Portland, Pomfret, Dunkirk, Sheridan and Hanover, including the villages of Westfield, Brocton, Fredonia, Silver Creek and Forestville, and the City of Dunkirk.
The group believes that these communities form a distinct sub-region of the Buffalo-Niagara region, and share assets and opportunities that are distinct from the rest of the county, and therefore a targeted development strategy is warranted.
The public is invited to celebrate Community Foundations Week with NCCF at an Open House on Friday, November 16, 2012, at the SUNY Incubator from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. “Community foundations impact lives, solve problems, and improve futures,” said Peter Clark, NCCF President. “In a down economy, with limited resources and a growing need for services to help families in need, we are more determined than ever to bring our community partners together to find innovative and effective solutions to some of our most challenging social problems.”
A new private-sector effort, in cooperation with the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, hopes to spur economic development in Northern Chautauqua County.