Eligible childcare providers are using funds to purchase personal protective equipment and upgrade facilities for safer operation – thirteen grants have already been awarded ITHACA, N.Y. – January 26, 2021 – In November, the Tompkins County Industrial...
2020 Year in Review: Ithaca Area Economic Development Responds to COVID-19, Supports $239.5M in Capital Investment for Ithaca Region
Economic development organization, IAED, 13 new projects, 633 housing units, and 958K of square footage; successes include City Harbor, Carpenter Park, ShrubBucket, Exotanium ITHACA, N.Y. – January 14, 2021 – Ithaca Area Economic Development (IAED), the economic...
Heather McDaniel will join the IEDC Board in January, representing economic development professionals throughout the U.S. and the world. ITHACA, N.Y. – December 1, 2020 – Ithaca Area Economic Development (IAED) announced that President, Heather D. McDaniel, has been...
Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency Approves New Childcare Grant Program Eligible childcare providers may use funds to purchase personal protective equipment and upgrade facilities for safer operation – four grants have already been awarded ITHACA, N.Y. –...
In the News
Businesses with fewer than 20 employees will have exclusive access to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for 14 days starting February 24th. This will give lenders and community partners more time to work with the smallest businesses to submit their applications,...
Business Energy Advisors (BEA) Program Hosting Webinar – How to Reduce Your Building’s Energy Use and Lower Operational Costs
The Tompkins County Business Energy Advisors (BEA) program is hosting two industry experts on energy efficiency opportunities for commercial buildings on August27. How to reduce your building’s energy use and lower operational costs Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 12:00 –...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Visit Ithaca in Support of Childcare Funding Bill
As the economy reopens, the need for reliable, safe, affordable, and accessible childcare, is a growing concern facing our local workforce. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul visited Downtown Ithaca Children's Center (DICC) to express...
TCAD President, Heather McDaniel, shared TCAD's Annual Report to the Community today with the following message: Dear Community Partner, It has been three months since all of our lives were first impacted by COVID-19. Three months ago the TCAD team was putting...
IAED Year in Review
Listen as TCAD President Heather McDaniel shares TCAD’s successful work in 2019.
General Radio Spots
Listen to find out more about TCAD and how TCAD is working with the Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency (TCIDA) and local businesses to build a stronger and more sustainable economy.
Economic Newsletter (November 2020)
Economic Newsletter (October 2020)
Economic Newsletter (September 2020)
Economic Newsletter (August 11, 2020)
Economic Newsletter (July 13, 2020)
Economic Newsletter (June 15, 2020)
TCAD Annual Report to the Community (June 11, 2020)
Economic Newsletter (June 1, 2020)
Economic Newsletter (May 18, 2020)
NY Forward Plan for Business Re-opening – Southern Tier to Begin Re-opening on Friday (May 12, 2020)
COVID-19 Updates – Latest on Re-opening NYS, Funding for EIDL & PPP, and more (April 27, 2020)
Economic Newsletter (April 14, 2020)
TCAD Institutes Emergency Relief Loan Program (April 9, 2020)
SBA Paycheck Protection Program Details Announced (April 1, 2020)
SBA Paycheck Protection Program Details Announced (March 31, 2020)
COVID-19 Response Updates (March 30, 2020)
Economic Newsletter (March 19, 2020)
Economic Newsletter (March 2, 2020)
Economic Newsletter (January 2020)
IAED On The Radio
Listen as Heather McDaniel, President of Ithaca Area Economic Development, and Chet Osadchey, President of Cayuga Radio Group, discuss how changing TCAD’s name will strengthen the organization’s ability to continue as a leader in economic development, providing innovative solutions and dedicated services to our business partners.
Ithaca Area Economic Development is committed to building a thriving and sustainable economy in Ithaca and Tompkins County.
Cayuga Health System
Cayuga Health has been on the front lines of our regional response to COVID-19, opening one of the first mass testing sites in NYS.
Ursa Space Systems
Ursa Space Systems shifted all employees to remote work and used their technology to map the effects of COVID on the economy.
Ithaca Coffee Company
Ithaca Coffee Company adapted quickly, instituting safety measures, expanding online ordering, and curbside pickup and delivery.
Ithaca Tompkins International Airport
TCAD – Ithaca Tompkins International Airport
Ithaca Tompkins International Airport is dedicated to providing a safe experience for travelers and follows all NYS safety precautions.
When COVID-19 hit, Rheonix’s team quickly pivoted their product development to a test for the virus causing COVID-19, supplying testing machines to hospital labs in Central New York.
Tompkins Trust Company
Tompkins Trust Company continued to serve customers during COVID-19 and provided over 650 Paycheck Protection Program loans to local businesses, preserving hundreds of jobs.
Communique Design & Marketing
Communique has continued to work with clients during COVID-19 and is proud of our business leaders’ support of our community as we all move forward together.
The Computing Center
The Computing Center shares how it has adapted to customer needs during COVID-19, maintaining services and pivoting to increased online product sales as demand increased.
Incodema, Inc. shares how they have maintained production during COVID-19 and are producing vital components for essential businesses.
Ithaca Marriott Downtown
The Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons and Monk’s on the Commons share how they are surviving and thriving during COVID-19.
Ithaca Area Economic Development
Tompkins County Area Development (TCAD) is now Ithaca Area Economic Development!