IAED’s new website highlights IAED’s services and promotes the strength and prosperity of the Ithaca and Tompkins County economy ITHACA, N.Y. – March 25, 2021 – Ithaca Area Economic Development (IAED) announces the launch of its new website, which features a bright,...
Eligible childcare providers are using funds to purchase personal protective equipment and upgrade facilities for safer operation – thirteen grants have already been awarded ITHACA, N.Y. – January 26, 2021 – In November, the Tompkins County Industrial...
2020 Year in Review: Ithaca Area Economic Development Responds to COVID-19, Supports $239.5M in Capital Investment for Ithaca Region
Economic development organization, IAED, 13 new projects, 633 housing units, and 958K of square footage; successes include City Harbor, Carpenter Park, ShrubBucket, Exotanium ITHACA, N.Y. – January 14, 2021 – Ithaca Area Economic Development (IAED), the economic...
Heather McDaniel will join the IEDC Board in January, representing economic development professionals throughout the U.S. and the world. ITHACA, N.Y. – December 1, 2020 – Ithaca Area Economic Development (IAED) announced that President, Heather D. McDaniel, has been...
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The Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) has released an audit report for the Tompkins County Development Corporation (TCDC). The review was conducted for the time period between January 1, 2019 and November 30, 2020. The purpose of the audit was to determine whether...
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...
The NYS Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) portal is now live and accepting applications, enabling businesses, municipalities, not-for-profits and the public to begin applying for assistance from dozens of state...
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.
IAED On The Radio
What does IAED do? A Lot! Listen to find out more.
IAED, along with local partners, developed a recovery strategy for Tompkins County – find out more!
Ithaca Area Economic Development (IAED) is a new name for our organization. Find out why this name better represents who we are and what we do!
IAED is proud to be a part of Emmy’s Organics incredible success story!
IAED is the first and only Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO) in New York State!
IAED President, Heather McDaniel, discusses the Tompkins County Economic Recovery Strategy, created in collaboration with a variety of local partners. The strategy provides an overview of the actions taken to address the immediate impacts of COVID-19 on Ithaca and Tompkins County, as well as a roadmap to recovery. Find the complete strategy on the Initiatives tab of our website.
The dynamic for women in the workplace is constantly changing. Listen as IAED’s President, Heather McDaniel, and Tompkins Chamber’s President, Jennifer Tavares, dive into the topic in their All Things Equal interview with Cayuga Radio Group.
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Tompkins County Area Development (TCAD) is now Ithaca Area Economic Development!
Listen as Heather McDaniel, President of Ithaca Area Economic Development, discusses economic development in the region.
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.