Tompkins County Area Development (TCAD) focuses on economic development in Tompkins County. 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.
Incentives and Programs
Tompkins County Development Corporation
TCDC promotes economic development initiatives in Tompkins County by offering tax-exempt bonding opportunities to not-for-profit organizations. Learn More
Industrial Development Agency
TCIDA delivers economic incentives to business and industry to diversify and strengthen Tompkins County’s tax base and enhance community vitality. Learn More
Tourism Capital Grants
TCAD administers the Tourism Capital Grants program which supports capital projects at tourism destinations in Tompkins County. Learn More
Finger Lakes Regional Prosperity Network (FLRPnet)
FLRPnet extends the capacity and reach of economic development efforts in Tompkins County and the greater Finger Lakes region. Learn More
Tompkins County Economy and News
Learn more about the Tompkins County economy below and sign up for our economic newsletter for the latest in economic news every month.
Tompkins County Traded Sectors and local sectors by the numbers. Learn more
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