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Tompkins County IDA At-Large Representative Seat Open

Thursday, March 15, 2018

This information published on behalf of Tompkins County Area Development (TCAD).
 TCAD administers the Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency..

A seat is currently open on the Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency (TCIDA) Board of Directors. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply. The application is available on the TCIDA website (

The TCIDA is a public authority created by the Tompkins County Legislature. It is a local tool that can assist projects that create community benefits such as new tax base, new rental housing, long- term job opportunities, community revitalization and renewable energy generation. The IDA has specific policies to encourage business and industrial development as well as community development projects in specially designated urban and community centers.

The mission of the TCIDA is to deliver economic incentives to business and industry to diversify and strengthen Tompkins County’s tax base and enhance community vitality, by supporting job creation, business and industrial development, and community revitalization. We strive to develop the local economy in an organized, sustainable and environmentally beneficial manner.

The IDA carefully considers the community benefits of each project, weighing the value of scare local economic development resources. Community benefits include meeting locally defined goals such as affordable or senior housing, creating or retaining career opportunities, leveraging public/private investment, or generation of additional sources of revenue for local communities.

For further information contact or by mail to 401 E. State St., Suite 402B, Ithaca, NY 14850.


Heather McDaniel, Vice President and Director of Economic Development Services, at Tompkins County Area Development (TCAD), is the Administrative Director of the TCIDA. TCAD provides administrative, operational and monitoring functions for the TCIDA and is tasked with complying with financial and New York State reporting for public authorities.