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Tompkins leaders: Challenges in 2019 for city, county

By most metrics, 2018 went well for Tompkins County. Job growth in Ithaca continues to lead the state, sales tax revenues outpaced the county’s expectations, and investment from both private industry and the state continue to help grow the local economy.

For that reason, elected officials for Tompkins and the City of Ithaca are primarily focused on building on 2018’s successes in the new year.

Ithaca’s year-over-year job gain of almost 4 percent between August 2017 and 2018 nearly doubled the growth of New York City. With a new airport able to accept international travelers, and further public and private investment slated for 2019, officials aim to turn these recent successes into a platform to secure the long-term economic futures of the city and county.

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