The Ithaca of tomorrow is being built today.

We look forward to continuing to contribute to business creation, retention, and expansion in Ithaca and Tompkins County, addressing ever evolving challenges, and providing the services necessary to support our mission to build a thriving and sustainable economy.

New Name.
Same Mission.

We look forward to continuing to contribute to business creation, retention, and expansion in Ithaca and Tompkins County, addressing ever evolving challenges, and providing the services necessary to support our mission to build a thriving and sustainable economy.

No matter how you stack it up, Ithaca is ripe for business.

We look forward to continuing to contribute to business creation, retention, and expansion in Ithaca and Tompkins County, addressing ever evolving challenges, and providing the services necessary to support our mission to build a thriving and sustainable economy.

TCAD is now…

Tompkins County Area Development (TCAD) is now Ithaca Area Economic Development (IAED). Ithaca Area Economic Development better represents what we do and will help us be more successful in all of our ongoing and future efforts. The name change will also strengthen our ability to continue as a leader in economic development, providing innovative solutions and dedicated services to our business partners.

There’s no better place to build a business than
right here, right now.

01. Academic Resources

Top talent & groundbreaking research right in our backyard

02. Economic Stability

Our area is on course for long-term sustainable growth

03. Location (x3)

Strategically located and accessible to major cities

Plan Here

Incentives

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Build Here

Business Resources

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Grow Here

Economic Data

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We live, work, and breathe Ithaca

It’s just as gorges
as they say it is.

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Do Business In the Ithaca Area

Centrally-located in the heart of the Northeast.

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What we do

How we help grow business in Ithaca.

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Tompkins County Development Corporation

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Industrial Development Agency

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Loan Funds

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Tourism Capital Grants

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Finger Lakes Regional Prosperity Network (FLRPnet)

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"TCAD’s loan fund provided critical funding to rapidly accelerate the growth of our start up company... We couldn’t have done it without TCAD’s support and ongoing commitment to our company’s success.”

Nick Nickitas, Founder & CEO, Rosie

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Stephanie Rawson

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Tyler Shaw

IAED Blog

Resources and News

TCAD Awarded $404,170 through ARC POWER Initiative

TCAD Receives $404,170 from Appalachian Regional Commission to Extend Broadband to Lansing Cayuga Data Juice - Broadband Connectivity Project to extend fiber broadband trunk to former coal plant and help strengthen coal impacted economy in Tompkins County, NY. ITHACA,...

TCAD’s President Appointed to NYSEDC Board of Directors

Heather McDaniel joins the Board of NYSEDC, the state’s principal organization representing economic development professionals. Tompkins County Area Development (TCAD) is pleased to announce that TCAD President, Heather D. McDaniel, has been appointed to a seat on the...

Supporting Organizations

Thank you to our
Platinum Investors

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Ready to build what’s next?

Contact IAED

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