Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency Approves New Childcare Grant Program Eligible childcare providers may use funds to purchase personal protective equipment and upgrade facilities for safer operation – four grants have already been awarded ITHACA, N.Y. –...
TCAD Receives $404,170 from Appalachian Regional Commission to Extend Broadband to Lansing Cayuga Data Juice - Broadband Connectivity Project to extend fiber broadband trunk to former coal plant and help strengthen coal impacted economy in Tompkins County, NY. ITHACA,...
Heather McDaniel joins the Board of NYSEDC, the state’s principal organization representing economic development professionals. Tompkins County Area Development (TCAD) is pleased to announce that TCAD President, Heather D. McDaniel, has been appointed to a seat on the...
1,255 local businesses approved for PPP loans in Ithaca and Tompkins County, 12,739 projected retained jobs. ITHACA, N.Y. – July 16, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Small Business Administration (SBA) implemented the Paycheck Protection Program...
In the News
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...
Businesses with fewer than 20 employees will have exclusive access to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for 14 days starting February 24th. This will give lenders and community partners more time to work with the smallest businesses to submit their applications,...
Ithaca Tompkins International Airport (ITH) renovated and expanded in 2019 and now offers a gorgeous terminal and multiple jet bridges and amenities for travelers. The airport provides connectivity to the world for local businesses, educational institutions, and our...
Business Energy Advisors (BEA) Program Hosting Webinar – How to Reduce Your Building’s Energy Use and Lower Operational Costs
The Tompkins County Business Energy Advisors (BEA) program is hosting two industry experts on energy efficiency opportunities for commercial buildings on August27. How to reduce your building’s energy use and lower operational costs Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 12:00 –...
IAED Year in Review
Listen as TCAD President Heather McDaniel shares TCAD’s successful work in 2019.
General Radio Spots
Listen to find out more about TCAD and how TCAD is working with the Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency (TCIDA) and local businesses to build a stronger and more sustainable economy.
Economic Newsletter (03/21)
Economic Newsletter (02/21)
Economic Newsletter (01/21)
Economic Newsletter (10/20)
Economic Newsletter (09/20)
Economic Newsletter (08/20)
Economic Newsletter (07/13/20)
Economic Newsletter (06/15/20)
TCAD Annual Report to the Community (06/11/20)
Economic Newsletter (06/01/20)
Economic Newsletter (05/18/20)
NY Forward Plan for Business Re-opening – Southern Tier to Begin Re-opening on Friday (05/12/20)
COVID-19 Updates – Latest on Re-opening NYS, Funding for EIDL & PPP, and more (04/27/20)
Economic Newsletter (04/14/20)
TCAD Institutes Emergency Relief Loan Program (04/09/20)
SBA Paycheck Protection Program Details Announced (04/01/20)
SBA Paycheck Protection Program Details Announced (03/31/20)
COVID-19 Response Updates (03/30/20)
Economic Newsletter (03/19/20)
Economic Newsletter (03/02/20)
Economic Newsletter (01/20)
IAED On The Radio
Listen as Heather McDaniel, President of Ithaca Area Economic Development, and Chet Osadchey, President of Cayuga Radio Group, discuss how changing TCAD’s name will strengthen the organization’s ability to continue as a leader in economic development, providing innovative solutions and dedicated services to our business partners.
Ithaca Area Economic Development is committed to building a thriving and sustainable economy in Ithaca and Tompkins County.
Ithaca Area Economic Development
Tompkins County Area Development (TCAD) is now Ithaca Area Economic Development!
Incodema, Inc. shares how they have maintained production during COVID-19 and are producing vital components for essential businesses.
When COVID-19 hit, Rheonix’s team quickly pivoted their product development to a test for the virus causing COVID-19, supplying testing machines to hospital labs in Central New York.
Ursa Space Systems
Ursa Space Systems shifted all employees to remote work and used their technology to map the effects of COVID on the economy.
Tompkins Trust Company
Tompkins Trust Company continued to serve customers during COVID-19 and provided over 650 Paycheck Protection Program loans to local businesses, preserving hundreds of jobs.
Cayuga Health System
Cayuga Health has been on the front lines of our regional response to COVID-19, opening one of the first mass testing sites in NYS.
Communique Design & Marketing
Communique has continued to work with clients during COVID-19 and is proud of our business leaders’ support of our community as we all move forward together.
Ithaca Tompkins International Airport
TCAD – Ithaca Tompkins International Airport
Ithaca Tompkins International Airport is dedicated to providing a safe experience for travelers and follows all NYS safety precautions.
Ithaca Coffee Company
Ithaca Coffee Company adapted quickly, instituting safety measures, expanding online ordering, and curbside pickup and delivery.
The Computing Center
The Computing Center shares how it has adapted to customer needs during COVID-19, maintaining services and pivoting to increased online product sales as demand increased.
Ithaca Marriott Downtown
The Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons and Monk’s on the Commons share how they are surviving and thriving during COVID-19.