Doing Business Here

Make Canandaigua your chosen spot for your place of business. The BID director can help you get your business up and running as quickly and smoothly as possible by connecting you with the proper resources.

Accessibility, strong business resources and distinct commerce areas make the City of Canandaigua the right place to for any business. It’s business friendly focus helps attract a diverse mix of businesses large and small. The area is home to many large businesses who bring over 3,600 commuters to the area each workday including Pactiv, Constellation Brands, Messenger Post Newspapers, Canandaigua VA, F.F Thompson Health and Finger Lakes Community College. In addition to these major corporate citizens, hundreds of small manufacturing, industrial, service and retail businesses call this city home.


Canandaigua is conveniently located between Rochester to the West and Syracuse the East. Two New York State Thruway exits into Canandaigua and well-signed state highways make this community accessible from anywhere.


County Area Transit System (CATS) provides public transportation
Ontario County Industrial Development Agency Airport is located in Canandaigua
The Greater Rochester International Airport is just 30 miles west
The Hancock International in Syracuse is a short 50 miles east
Finger Lakes Railroad, Norfolk Southern and Ontario Central Railroad serve the area

Distance to major cities:

Albany, NY – 200 miles
Boston, MA – 350 miles
Buffalo, NY – 90 miles
New York, NY – 320 miles
Rochester, NY – 30 miles
Syracuse, NY – 50 miles
Toronto, Ontario – 200 miles
Washington, DC – 350 miles

Business Resources

Downtown Canandaigua Business Improvement District

Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce

Ontario County Industrial Development Agency

Downtown Canandaigua Merchants Association

Finger Lakes Community College Workforce Training Solutions

Small Business Development Center at FLCC

SCORE Program at Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce

City of Canandaigua Department of Planning and Zoning

Infotonics Technology Center

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  • Wine Walk – Sat. April 1, 2017

    Canandaigua Wine Walk,
    Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 4:00 pm -7:00 pm
    For your convenience, purchase ALL WINE WALK glasses at 143 South Main Street.

    Must be 21 or over to participate.


    Featuring Finger Lakes food and wine tastings in Downtown Canandaigua.


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    • Address:
    • 115 South Main Street Canandaigua, NY 14424
    • Telephone:
    • 585-396-0300
    • Fax:
    • 585-396-7243
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