Best Places to Live

Ithaca, NY

Population: 31,648

Courtesy of Matt Hintsa under a CC 4.0 license.

The entrepreneurial culture of Ithaca is bolstered by a number of associations and companies that assist startups to get their businesses launched. One such organization is LaunchNY, while others include Ithaca Venture Community, Entrepreneurship@Cornell, and Cayuga Venture Fund.

Business Growth (2011-2015): 14%

Employment Growth (2011-2015): 10%