The Tompkins County economy outperforms many other communities in New York State. In fact, many of our businesses sell to both national and international customers. Technology related firms thrive around Ithaca and startups and expansions reflect the vitality of a broad range of sectors including biotechnology, electronics, and software with specialties ranging from food chemistry to microfluidic systems. Cutting edge ventures, alternative enterprise, and just plain good business ideas are enthusiastically received. Tompkins County startups can attract venture capital from national and international sources. Whether your market is around the corner or around the world, Ithaca is a great place for your business.