Incentives & Tax Abatements

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As your business or organization grows, you may want to explore state and local incentives and tax abatements to assist your growth. Finding the right resources for your business or organization can be hard – navigate the links below to see what’s available.

One of the most efficient ways to get connected with many of these resources is to contact the Chamber. We’re in the business of leveraging our network for your success. Reach out to Dominick Recckio, our Member Relationship Manager to learn more.

  • Join the Chamber

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    Joining the Chamber of Commerce can help you connect to the local business community quickly, and help you navigate the resources and opportunities while you apply for tax abatements and explore the local economy.

  • Industrial Development Agency

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    Offering economic incentives to Tompkins County businesses selling product outside of the region, in order to create and retain quality employment opportunities and strengthen the local tax base.

  • Development Corporation

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    Promotes economic development initiatives in Tompkins County by offering tax-exempt bonding opportunities to not-for-profit organizations.


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    The objective of CIITAP is to encourage development in the City that increase jobs, increase the tax base, promote density in the city core, encourage rehabilitation and redevelopment of underutilized sites, and help create a vibrant downtown center.

  • NYS Incentives

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    Find out what exemptions and credits you qualify for in New York State. This resource is comprehensive, and specifically targets new businesses, employers, and manufacturers.

  • Empire State Development

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    New York State Empire State Development uses tax credits and financial incentives to help businesses invest in their workforce, locate in strategic areas and improve their facilities.

  • Startup NY

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    START-UP NY offers new and expanding businesses the opportunity to operate tax-free for 10 years on or near eligible university or college campuses in New York State.

  • Consolidated Funding App

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    The Regional Economic Development Councils are a community driven, regional approach to economic development in New York State.



    NYSERDA offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and support to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

  • ReCharge NY

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    Through the ReCharge NY program, qualifying businesses and nonprofits statewide can lower their energy costs by as much as 25% by using specially allocated NYPA power.

  • Energy Project Financing

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    NYPA can provide low-cost financing for energy efficiency and other energy projects for any public entity in the state of NY, not-for-profit colleges and universities, and recipients of NYPA’s economic development-related power, including ReCharge NY companies.

More to explore:

  • Access to Capital
    & Loans

    access to capital and loans in TOmpkins County

  • Incentives &
    Tax Abatements

    Tax incentives

  • Regional &
    NYS AssistanceNew York State