Tompkins County Area Development

Supporting business creation, retention, and expansion – contributing to a thriving and sustainable local economy

  TCAD is Hiring!

Position: Managing Director of Business Services 

Tompkins County Area Development, Inc. in Ithaca, NY is in search of a new Managing Director of Business Services. This is an exciting opportunity for a professional with strong relationship-building skills. This position will be responsible for business retention, expansion, and attraction programming, delivering direct incentives, and developing relationships with business leaders, entrepreneurs and a variety of stakeholders.

The Managing Director of Business Services will provide direct assistance to retain, grow and attract new business and industry in Tompkins County. This role will be the lead in working with businesses to provide direct services to customers including delivery of technical, financial and site location assistance, coordinate regional, state and federal incentives, and build relationships with businesses and entrepreneurs.

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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

Loan Funds

Revolving Loan Funds are a popular economic development tool, delivering high risk capital to projects that cannot be financed by conventional sources. 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

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Economic Data

Tompkins County Traded Sectors and local sectors by the numbers. Learn more


The area also attracts experienced and skilled workers from afar for specialized employment opportunities. Learn more

Startup Community

The startup community brings together University, city and private sector partners to make Ithaca the best place to launch and grow a startup. Learn more