Cornell’s expertise in research, technology and business education translates into meaningful impacts in communities around the world. Our mission extends beyond the classroom, helping entrepreneurs access the research and mentorship they need to start and grow successful businesses.
Cornell’s dedication to the local community, demonstrated through engagement and contribution of resources, is one reason Ithaca is consistently ranked among the top small cities in the nation.
$3.6MProperty taxes paid
$178MPurchasing in Tompkins and adjacent counties
$7.93MLocal contributions to governments, schools, non-profits, public transit
$334MExternal federal, state and corporate research funding spent locally