Lancaster Industrial Development Agency (LIDA)

The mission of the LIDA is to promote economic growth and development in the Lancaster, New York area. The LIDA assists qualified private sector industries and businesses by offering incentive programs to encourage the creation, expansion or relocation of businesses in our community.


The LIDA is dedicated to ensuring the long-term economic health of the Lancaster, New York area by helping existing businesses grow and attracting new businesses. The agency promotes private sector commercial and industrial development, and advances the economic welfare of residents through employment opportunities and a broadened tax base.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)
  • Tax Credits (Specialty)
  • Economic Development (Specialty)

Business Planning

  • Demographic and Census Data (Specialty)
  • Market Research (Specialty)

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Demographic/Census Data (Specialty)

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based (Specialty)
  • Small Business/General (Specialty)


  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • State Business Issues (Specialty)
  • Small Business Policy (Specialty)
  • Women’s Business Issues (Specialty)

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements (Specialty)

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Site Location (Specialty)

Tax Services

  • Tax Credits (Specialty)
Contact Information
Robert Benzel
21 Central Avenue
Lancaster, NY 14086