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New Assistant Director, Communications and Economic Development Services

TCAD would like to welcome our newest staff member, Margaret Frank.  Margaret will fill the role of Assistant Director,  Communications and Economic Development Services.  Margaret formerly worked as a Senior Marketing Coordinator at Tetra Tech Architects & Engineers for over 15 years.  Margaret is a graduate of Ithaca College with a BS in Corporate Communications. 

IDA Project Highlight:
Tompkins Financial

The groundbreaking for the $31.3 million, seven-story, Tompkins Financial headquarters took place on June 17th.  The new building will be located at 116 E. Seneca St. and will bring together 300 employees (10% of the employment base downtown) currently located in several buildings around Ithaca.  There are many benefits to building downtown, but also some higher costs as well.  The IDA delivered incentives to assist with the additional cost.  

Michael Stamm Appointed to Regional Leadership Roles

Michael Stamm was re-elected to another term as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Electric & Gas Alliance (MEGA) at its recent annual meeting. MEGA was founded in 2001 and is an aggregator of electricity, natural gas and renewable power demand. MEGA's customers include thirty county governments in New York State and more than 250 other municipalities and school districts. Its primary objective is to achieve the most competitive prices for electricity and natural gas for its members in order to minimize the cost of energy.

Michael Stamm was also appointed by SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher to the Community College Council for the Southern Tier Region. These newly formed Councils will be charged, in part, with aligning community college programs with the needs of employers in the region.

"One-Stop" for Tax Credits

New York State has launched a new "one-stop" webpage highlighting available business tax credits.  Click here for the link.

Southern Tier Startup Alliance Hosts Minority/Women Business Certification Workshop at REV 

The NYS MWBE Boot Camp is a full day event for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs).  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about New York State's MWBE Certification and the benefits of becoming a certified MWBE.   Click  here  for more information and to RSVP. 
Limited  one-on-one sessions  with certification staff are available!

When:  Thursday, July 14, 9am - 4pm
Where: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works -  314 East State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

401 E. State St./ E. MLK Jr. St., Suite 402B
Ithaca, New York 14850 
607-273-0005 | 

Mission of TCAD
TCAD is dedicated to building a thriving and sustainable economy that improves the quality of life in Tompkins County by fostering the growth of business and employment.