Economic Development

Why Allegany County?

Allegany County at a Glance

Nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, Allegany County offers respite from the high costs and everyday hassles of urban life.

Amidst a pastoral setting of rolling hills, lush valleys, and picturesque lakes and streams, you’ll find a relaxed and unhurried way of life in Allegany County, while benefitting from access to up-to-date technologies and communications, nationally-recognized colleges and universities, and global business operations.

If you’re looking for a highly-trained workforce, Allegany County’s three academic institutions – Alfred State College, Alfred University, and Houghton College – serve over 7,000 students and produce more than 1,600 graduates annually, who enter the job market skilled in vocational trades (like welding), business, finance, design, engineering, research, and development.

Allegany County’s low cost of living, abundance of affordable housing, and wide range of outdoor recreation activities for every season make our area a great place to do business and have fun.  Accessible by road, rail, and air, Allegany County’s central location in Western New York’s historic Southern Tier means you’re never far from the major cities of the Northeast – just far enough to enjoy our natural beauty and avoid the traffic!

Experience a more satisfying quality of life with us in Allegany County.  Plan your visit to Allegany County today to see for yourself why nearly 49,000 residents are proud to call Allegany County their home, or contact us for more information on all that Allegany County has to offer.