Since 1964, TCAD has continued to work tirelessly to grow, retain, and attract companies that provide high-quality employment opportunities. We strive to create a supportive environment for entrepreneurship and business development. Regardless of the economic times, we have continued to achieve successes. Strategic partnerships with businesses, Cornell University, Ithaca College, Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3), government, and area non-profits contribute to these efforts.As you can see as you explore this website, Tompkins County Area Development is committed to its mission of creating a vibrant and sustainable economy for our region. We look forward to continuing to do so. With the support we get from working with partners and our investors, we will be successful.