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Town of Ontario
Department of Economic Development
6551 Knickerbocker Rd., Ontario, NY  14519
Contact Information:

William Riddell, Director
Economic Development
(315) 524-5908
Email: 
riddell@ontariotown.org

Why Choose Ontario For Your Business?

The Ontario Town Board has created an Economic Development Department at the town level to encourage development of industrial and commercially zoned areas by attracting new business and retaining current businesses.  Its purpose is to increase a sustainable tax base for its residents and improve their quality of life.  The Office of Economic Development offers assistance with site selection and coordinating applications with the Wayne County Industrial Development Agency, as well as local building, planning, and zoning boards.
 

Current demographic information is available upon request.  Please contact the Office of Economic Development at 315-524-5908, or email riddell@ontariotown.org

Additional Helpful Links:

Wayne County Economic
Development
www.waynecountyindustry.com
New York State Economic
Development
www.nylovesbiz.com

INDUSTRIAL/BUSINESS SITES

    Features of Industrial Parks:

  • All infrastructure - gas, sanitary sewer and public water
  • Availability of the 585 area code (Beh Industrial Park, only)
  • Lots environmentally approved 
  • Empire Zone Benefits - Beh Industrial Park, Commerce Center Park
    Wayne Industrial Sustainability Park (WISP)
  • Easy access from NYS Route 104 with a traffic light, providing safe access for customers, employees, and heavy equipment
  • Variable lot sizes from 1 to 60 acres
  • Low interest financing and incentives through the Wayne County Economic Development Corporation
     
  • WAYNE INDUSTRIAL SUSTAINABILITY PARK    (WISP) - EMPIRE BENEFIT ZONE

  • BENDERSON RETAIL PLAZA - 6280 Furnace Rd.
    Southeast corner of NYS Route 104  and Furnace Rd  (in front of Tops Supermarket Plaza)
    12,000 Sq.Ft. Available; Zoned Business
    Current tenants:  H&R Block, Dunkin Donuts, Fancy Nails         Contact:  Matt Baldauf, Benderson
                    Leasing Agent (716) 878-9659

  • BEH INDUSTRIAL PARK - EMPIRE BENEFIT ZONE
    Five minutes east of Monroe-Wayne County Line Rd. and the Webster Xerox facility, on Dean Parkway, off of NYS Route 104.

    Owners: Gordon and Dean Beh: (585) 265-0140
    Zoned:   Industrial 
    Permitted Uses:  Industrial, Manufacturing, Warehouse/Distribution
    Price:  $40,000/acre

  • ONTARIO INDUSTRIAL PARK
    North of the intersection of NYS Route 104 and Furnace Roads.  Fourteen acres on the west side of Furnace Road plus 65 acres available on the east side of Furnace Road. 
    Owner: Gerber Homes: (315) 524-7890
    Zoned:  Industrial  
    Permitted Uses:   Industrial, Manufacturing, Warehouse/Distribution
    Price:  $35,000/acre

  • COMMERCE CENTER INDUSTRIAL PARK - EMPIRE BENEFIT ZONE
            
     Aerial View
             
    Summary Fact Sheet
    Located east off of Dean Parkway, on the north side of NYS Rt. 104
    Over 200 acres of industrial land available
    Access from Timothy Lane, east off of Dean Parkway
    (behind Harbec Plastics)  
    Recent improvements to Timothy Lane include upgrade to a 12 inch water line, extension of sanitary sewer, and paving of Timothy Lane 
    Zoned:  Industrial
    Owner:  Various Land Owners
    Contact: Office of Economic Development (315) 524-5908
     
  • LINC-ONTARIO INDUSTRIAL CENTER

    6375 Furnace Rd. 1,000 ft. north of NYS Route 104
    An Empire Zoned Facility
    INDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL LEASE SPACE AVAILABLE
    Zoned: Industrial
    Permitted Uses:  Industrial, Manufacturing,  
    Warehouse, distribution and storage      
    Contact:  George Leopard - (585) 746-1848
    Linc Management, LLC, 840 East Avenue,
    Rochester, NY  14605
    Fax:  (315) 524-3543

    Workshop Space - 2500 Sq.Ft. (50' x 50" space) -  
    For Lease - Two drive-in doors - 14 ft. high by
    12 ft. wide - Office and restrooms -
    Storage   Yard Available.
    $950/month plus utilities.

    Quoted prices include all expenses except utilities. All spaces will be provided with heat and power as required, and are provided freshly painted and cleaned.
    Office and other improvements can be provided as needed.

TAX DATA

Town of Ontario 2012 Tax Rate

(Per Thousand/taxable Assessed Value)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CALL 325-524-3441 ext. 400

School Town County Special District
$20.55** $2.85* $7.54* $ 1.00 (est.)

(*) Payable on January 1st   (**) Payable on Sept. 1st

The Town of Ontario has the lowest town tax rate (2008) in Wayne County

SALES TAX = 8% (NYS = 4%, Wayne County = 4%) - Shared among towns, county, villages and school districts.


LOCAL EMPLOYERS

MAJOR EMPLOYERS - TOWN OF ONTARIO

Name Product or Service # Emp Union
Wayne Central School Dist. Education   525   Yes
Rochester Gas & Electric Power Generating   525   No
TOPS Supermarket Groceries   127   Yes
Optimax Systems Optics Industry   160   No
Harbec Plastics Plastics   100   No
Vette (formerly ERM Thermal Technologies) Heat Sinks   93   No
Rochester Industrial Control Electronic Assembly   90   No
WECO Metal Products Sheet Metal Fabricator   75   No
Town of Ontario Municipality   50+    Yes
Lakeside Roofing & Siding Materials, Inc. Roofing & Siding Materials Distributor   50  
Fred A. Nudd Corp. Tower Erections   30   No
Optipro Optics Industry   28   No

TRANSPORTATION

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. CALL: 315-524-8111

HIGHWAYS

Traffic Count Information:   www.dot.state.ny.us (Click on Site Index/Highway Data Services Bureau)

For the latest road, weather, and traffic conditions in New York, visit the NYS Dept. of Transportation's web site at www.nysdot.gov/.  The site also provides a link to the Traveler information Gateway www.travelinfony.com which details real-time conditions affecting transportation systems throughout New York State.

AIR

            For more information contact the:

            Williamson Flying Club, Inc.

            P.O. Box 148

            Williamson, N.Y. 14589

            Phone (315) 483-6011 or www.williamsonflyingclub.com

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Wayne Area Transit System, (WATS) provides Park N' Ride service from Wayne County to Rochester through daily connection to Rochester Transit System.

RAIL - Easy Access via rail sidings to approved industrial sites

Ontario Midland Railroad services Town of Ontario and Wayne County Frequency of switching service: 5 days a week

Shortline service: available

Passenger Service: via Amtrak @ Rochester Rail Station, 320 Central Ave.
Freight Service: via Conrail @ Rochester Rail Station, 320 Central Ave.

WATERWAYS

Nearest Navigable Waterway: Lake Ontario 0-10 miles
Via Town Owned Harbor
Port Facilities: Port of Rochester - 0-20 miles
Barge/Erie Canal: 0-10 miles


BUSINESS/TAX INCENTIVES

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL:

William Riddell, Director
Economic Development
(315) 524-5908
Email:  riddell@ontariotown.org
Fax:  (315) 524-7465
Wayne County Economic Development, Ms. Peg Churchill,
Director, 16 Williams St., Lyons,
NY  14489
(315) 946-5917
Fax:  (315) 946-5918
Email:  pchurchill@co.wayne.ny.us

BUSINESS AND REAL PROPERTY INCENTIVES

Payments-In-Lieu of Taxes Policy. The Wayne County Industrial Development Agency has implemented a county-wide policy for the provision of real property tax exemptions for the manufacturing sector. With an increased assessment of valuation there is a 100% tax abatement for the first 5 years, and 50% abatement for the second 5 years.  An exemption on the 1% mortgage tax also applies. This same tax exemption is available for a hotel/motel with a minimum of 100 rooms.

Program 485-b, Business Property Tax Exemption. The 485-b Business Tax Exemption applies to county, town, and school district taxes.  It consists of a 50 percent exemption for the total increase in assessed value during the first year, for any construction or improvement exceeding $10,000.  The exemption is phased out 5 percent per year, over the next nine years. The 485-b Tax Exemption is available for all commercial and industrial projects including hotels and motels, but cannot be used in conjunction with the IDA PILOT program.  Application for this exemption must be filed within one year of the date of completion of the construction or improvement project.  A one page application, along with a copy of your Certificate of Occupancy,  to the assessor is all that is required.  Property must be used for service, retail, commercial, business or industrial activity.

Retail Incentives.  50% exemption which decreases by 5% over a ten year period on town, county, and school taxes on new building or improvements made to existing building.  An 8% sales tax exemption on construction costs and a 1% mortgage tax exemption also apply.

Microenterprise Revolving Loan Fund. Provides technical and financial assistance to existing or new businesses to create or retain jobs in Wayne County. Business must show a willingness to collateralize the loan. AMOUNT: Up to $25,000. BUSINESS SIZE: Five or fewer employees including owner. Source of funds is a Community Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Wayne County Industrial Site Fund. Wayne County has set up an Industrial Site Fund to assist municipalities with public infrastructure improvements required to locate a manufacturing facility. Wayne County will assist in the cost of any required public infrastructure improvements at 1/3 of the total cost or $100,000., whichever is less. This can include any public water lines, sewer lines, roads, curbing, lighting, etc. In a typical situation, the county pays one-third, the town pays one-third and the developer pays one-third.

Energy -- Rochester Gas & Electric provides special development rates for economic development.  RG&E supplies consistent high level power that provides quality and reliability to the area.  No Brown Outs Here!

ONTARIO TOWNSHIP, WAYNE COUNTY, is a "Good Neighbor" business-friendly community. We've created a "red-tape free" environment where companies and their employees flourish and grow. We offer a rural atmosphere where open acreage and industrial sites abound - complete with highway access, rail sidings, sewers, tax incentive packages, and morel Aim high! Set your sites on ONTARIO TOWNSHIP, WAYNE COUNTY, in New York State!

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