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.
Managing Director of Business Services
Director of Workforce Innovation
Director of Development, Operations, and Strategy
Manager of Administrative Services
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.