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The Startup Economy

Ithaca is a top startup spot


Nationally, the number of startups is growing rapidly. More professionals are choosing entrepreneurial paths and building businesses that solve problems they are passionate about. Ithaca is already well positioned to take advantage of this shift in industry.


With a solid track record of growing startup companies, a wealth of highly-skilled and educated potential employees, and numerous rankings for its high quality of living, Ithaca is welcoming more startups and helping them grow. More startups and growing startups means more jobs and a stronger local economy.

Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Ithaca as the leading startup location in the nation for “tech areas without the downsides.”

In 2017, Rev’s member companies:

  • Raised $21M in capital ($18.2M in Ithaca)
  • Generated $8.2M in revenue ($7.8M in Ithaca)
  • Created 92 new jobs (76 in Ithaca)

Tom Schryver shares insights on the impact of startups on our regional and local economies

State of Ithaca’s Startup Economy


View our report to get a snapshot of national, regional, and local startup trends and see how Ithaca’s entrepreneurs fit in.

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State of Ithaca's Startup Economy