Ithaca Downtown Business

Business Development

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance is charged with assisting businesses and investors interested in downtown Ithaca projects.

The DIA can help in the following ways:

  • Available retail space listing
  • Available office space listing
  • Properties for sale
  • Maintaining and updating the ten year strategic plan
  • Working with developers and investors to find & craft projects
  • Business recruitment & attraction
  • Helping existing businesses expand and grow
  • Providing market data
  • Providing start-up business assistance
  • Retail needs assessment


The DIA offers its services at no charge and all inquiries are handled with strict confidentiality. You are encouraged to call or e-mail Gary Ferguson, Executive Director at: or call (607) 277-8679