Small Business Development Center

TCAD is excited to welcome a full time SBDC technology business advisor in Ithaca, Mike Driscoll. He will have an office co-located with TCAD in the Gateway Center and will be available to meet with individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance.


Industrial Development Agency (IDA)

Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has the authority to abate a variety of local and State taxes and serves as a conduit to the tax-exempt bond market for private sector projects. Its authority is guided by federal and State laws as well as policies established by its Board of Directors.

Ithaca Hummus

TCAD Revolving Loan Fund

Revolving Loan Funds are a popular economic development tool, delivering high risk capital to projects that cannot be financed by conventional sources. Loans are generally used as gap financing where the existing bank financing and equity available are not sufficient to meet project needs.


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