IAED Releases Economic Recovery Strategy for Tompkins County

IAED Releases Economic Recovery Strategy for Tompkins County

An action plan to position the county for success as theeconomy rebounds from the COVID-19 Pandemic ITHACA, N.Y. – June 8, 2021 – Ithaca Area Economic Development (IAED) announces the release of the Tompkins County Economic Recovery Strategy, which provides both a...
New NYS Guidance for Vaccinated People, Businesses, Public Settings

New NYS Guidance for Vaccinated People, Businesses, Public Settings

Effective May 19, New York has adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) “Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People,” issued May 13, for most businesses and public settings. More Businesses are authorized to require masks...
Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Limit Increases

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Limit Increases

The U.S. Small Business Administration is increasing the maximum amount small businesses and non-profit organizations can borrow through its COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Starting the week of April 6, 2021, the SBA is raising the loan limit...
NYS Performing Arts Venues May Now Open at 33% Capacity

NYS Performing Arts Venues May Now Open at 33% Capacity

As of April 1st, performing arts entertainment venues can reopen at 33 percent capacity. Venues can host up to 100 people indoors or up to 200 people outdoors. If all attendees present proof of completed vaccination or recent negative test result prior to entry,...
Quarantine Not Required for Vaccinated Domestic Travelers

Quarantine Not Required for Vaccinated Domestic Travelers

As of April 1st, domestic travelers are no longer required to quarantine when they visit New York. For those considering travel to or from Ithaca, Ithaca Tompkins International Airport recently announced that American Airlines has added a second daily flight to...
American Rescue Plan Impacts for Small Businesses

American Rescue Plan Impacts for Small Businesses

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law, which provides additional relief for the nation’s small businesses and hard-hit industries for programs the Small Business Administration (SBA) is currently administering and adds new...