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Jamestown Small Business Development Center

Serving Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua Counties

We think New York is great for small business -- and so do our clients.

Since our start in 1986, the expert advisors of the Jamestown SBDC have worked directly with 10,758 businesses, helping them to invest $117,086,792 in the area's economy, and create or save 5,604 jobs.

JCC's Small Business Development Center offers social media internship opportunities to students and area businesses. In the program, students implement social media strategies to help businesses strengthen their online presence.

Last spring, students and five business owners presented their experiences with the pilot internship program. You can view the video of these presentations here.

If you or your business reside in New York, the SBDC can maneuver you around the obstacles to success.  Among other things, we help our clients:

  • understand the importance of a business plan
  • discover sources of funding
  • prepare for e-commerce
  • identify avenues for exporting goods & services
  • develop marketing plans
  • assess an invention’s viability
  • comply with licensing & regulations

And thanks to our partners in the public and private sectors, our services are free of charge.

Contacting the Jamestown SBDC:

Jamestown Community College
525 Falconer Street
Jamestown, NY 14702-0020  

Directions to the center

Director: Irene Dobies

Center: (716) 338-1024
Fax: (718) 338-1456

Email Address:

Hrs. of Operation:
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Outreach Offices:
Dunkirk Outreach
Jamestown Community College
10807 Bennett Rd.
Dunkirk, NY 14048
By appointment only
Phone: (716) 338-1024
Jamestown Center
525 Falconer St.
Jamestown, NY 14701
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: Jamestown