Who is Ithaca Area
Ithaca Area Economic Development (IAED) is a private non-profit economic development organization serving Ithaca and Tompkins County. We are New York State’s first and only Accredited Economic Development Organization, one of just 70 across North America.
Since 1964, IAED has maintained a singleness of purpose: create a supportive business climate that attracts, grows, and retains companies that provide quality employment. To that end, IAED provides customized economic development solutions to help you grow and prosper. It’s who we are and what we do.
Through forward-thinking, strategic partnerships with businesses, government, academic institutions, and area non-profits, we’re your one-stop shop for success. Check out this website and some of the amazing things we’re doing. Then get in touch and let’s get creative together!
IAED provides customized resources that fit the needs of businesses at every stage of growth and development. From start-ups to stalwarts, IAED promotes economic vitality through financial support, workforce services, assistive technologies, and so much more.
Programs & Initiatives
Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency
The TCIDA delivers tax incentives to support job growth, business development, and community revitalization.
The TCDC is a conduit to the tax-exempt bond market and low-cost financing.
IAED is dedicated to helping businesses start, grow, and stay in Ithaca and Tompkins County. Our team brings with it a wealth of knowledge and experience to support a healthy and prosperous local economy.
Director of Workforce Innovation
Director of Development, Operations, and Strategy
Director of Business Services
Manager of Administrative Services
Board of Directors
Cathy Hart, Chair
General Manager, Ithaca Marriott
Joel Malina, Vice Chair
VP, Community Relations, Cornell University
Jeff Gorsky, Treasurer
Partner, Sciarabba Walker & Co.
Jodi Lee Denman, Secretary
CFO, Knickerbocker Bed Company
Commissioner of Planning & Sustainability, Tompkins County
Mayor, City of Ithaca
Dr. Greg Galvin
Past Chair, President/CEO, Rheonix
Legislator, Tompkins County
President, Tompkins Community Bank of CNY
Co-Founder/VP Operations, Ursa Space Systems
VP, Finance and Administration, TC3
VP Finance and Administration/CFO, Ithaca College
President, Arnot Realty
Board, Tompkins Community Bank of CNY
Adminstrator, Tompkins County
Deputy Director of Economic Development, City of Ithaca
Dr. Amy Kremenek
Supervisor, Town of Dryden
VP & Chief HR Officer, Cornell University
Superintendent, Groton Central School District
Legislator, Tompkins County
Startup Mentor, Advisor & Investor
Local 277 Representative, NASRCC
Partner, Hancock Estabrook
Plant Manager, Borg Warner Morse TEC
Executive Director New Market Advancement, Cornell University
Director, Tompkins County Workforce Development
Dr. Martin Stallone
CEO, Cayuga Medical Center
President, Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce
Senior Director, Cornell University Real Estate
President & CEO, CFCU Community Credit Union
Mine Manager, Cargill, Inc.
What does your business need? We’ll help answer your questions, connect you to resources, and support your business as it starts, grows, and evolves.