Economic Development


Looking for a great place to reestablish or grow your business? 

Look no further!  The Town of Canandaigua is a thriving community offering many opportunities for your potential business or organization.

Locating a business in the Town of Canandaigua means easy and convenient access to the NYS Thruway, the Canandaigua Airport, and a skilled workforce. The US Census Bureau estimates the Town’s population to be 10,285 with a median household income of just under $60,000.

Canandaigua lies between Rochester and Syracuse approximately four miles south of exit #44 of the New York State Thruway.  Geographically, the Town of Canandaigua includes approximately thirty-five thousand acres; over ten miles of shoreline along Canandaigua Lake and roughly four miles of four-lane divided highway hosting more than twenty-five thousand average daily trips.

In recent years, the Town of Canandaigua has experienced double digit annual growth due in large part to our unparalleled quality of life.  In 2015, building permit applications increased by 42% over 2014.  In 2013, applications increased by more than  60%!  All that is missing is your new business!

With several unique and diverse zoning districts, we are sure to have a great location for your business or organization!  Our zoning districts include the ‘Gateway Region’ which includes a high technology center with available building space; the ‘Uptown Region,’  one of the fastest growing areas in the Town that includes a mix of commercial and residential uses and borders the City of Canandaigua; and the ‘Eastern Region,’ an established commercial and mixed use district with plenty of room to welcome new business opportunities.

For more information please contact:  

Jared Simpson, Town Supervisor -, (585) 337-4733

Canandaigua Local Development Corporation

Check out the 2023 Canandaigua Local Development Corporation Annual Report

Give us a call and Let’s build something!




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Town Manager

 (585) 337-4728
 (585) 394-1120 x2234

 (585) 394-9476

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