The Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) had 25 active projects receiving property tax incentives that were approved between 2001 and 2015. These projects retained or created 2,458 jobs (83% of projected goals) with total payroll in 2015 of $103 million and an average wage of $28.49 per hour. Many companies reported very high percentages of workers that live in Tompkins County. Projects have paid $11.6 million in new property taxes.
Projects that exceeded job creation goals are Kionix, Macom, South Hill Business Campus, F&T Distributing, and Ithaca Beer Company.