Loan Funds

The TCAD Loan Fund Program is targeted to businesses selling a product or service to customers outside of Tompkins County. Businesses primarily selling products or services locally are considered if the business can demonstrate it will not compete with other local businesses and it will create or retain permanent full time jobs.

In 2009, TCAD expanded the Program to deliver assistance to high tech start-up companies using a quasi-equity investment model to better serve the needs of early-stage companies.

The aim of the TCAD Loan Fund is to create quality employment opportunities by helping entrepreneurs start new businesses, expand current operations and attract businesses to Tompkins County.

Since 1989, TCAD has loaned $2 million to 57 companies that have created over 900 jobs. TCAD can help connect you with the right loan for land, building, working capital, machinery, or equipment.

TCAD Loan Program Policies are available here.

 Portfolio Companies 

 TCAD is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

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