Economic Development

Having a city with thriving businesses is important; the economic development team is ready to help get you started.

Economic Development

Thomas Lyon
Economic Development Specialist, Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce
(585) 394-4400 x 208

Make Canandaigua your chosen spot for your place of business.  Our downtown area is assisted by the Downtown Canandaigua Business Improvement District.  Our goal is to help you get your business up and running as quickly and smoothly as possible.

In order to open your business here is some important information.  We strongly encourage you to formulate your business plan and do the necessary research before you start investing in commercial property and capital improvement.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has many helpful online tools to get your business ideas into a business plan.  Click here to learn how to build a business plan. A well articulated written business plan is necessary to get financing.

Planning & Zoning Department

Richard E. Brown
Director of Development & Planning
(585) 396-5000, Ext 5025
David Hubble
Code Enforcement Officer
585 396-5000 x5028
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    • Address:
    • 115 South Main Street Canandaigua, NY 14424
    • Telephone:
    • 585-396-0300
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