Tompkins County Area Development kicked off its Advance Tompkins Investment Initiative on October 30th, unveiling its five-year plan for economic prosperity in Tompkins County and an investment goal of $1,907,185.
Advance Tompkins Investment Initiative Co-Chairs:
  • John Rudd, President & CEO of Cayuga Medical Center & Cayuga Health Systems
  • Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent of Schools for Ithaca City School District
  • Robert Sprole, III, President and CEO of Therm, Incorporated
  • Julie Crowley, President of Triphammer Wines & Spirits and Ithaca Coffee Company
Each Co-chair spoke about the tremendous work TCAD does to ensure business and employment growth. Nick Nickitas, founder and CEO of Rosie Applications spoke about how TCAD’s early assistance and support were integral to accelerating the growth of his company. “Nick, and Rosie, embody the mission and vision of TCAD,” said TCAD President, Heather McDaniel.
The Investment Initiative will support TCAD’s work in five key areas:
  • Business Services
  • Workforce Development
  • Business Retention and Expansion
  • Business Attraction
  • Community Awareness

Full Press Release

Advance Tompkins Co-chair Robert Sprole, III (President/CEO, Therm Incorporated), Heather McDaniel (President, TCAD), Advance Tompkins Co-chair John Rudd (President & CEO, Cayuga Medical Center and Cayuga Health Systems)

Advance Tompkins Co-chair Dr. Luvelle Brown (Superintendent, ICSD)