Westchester County has a centralized system for posting Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and other business opportunities. All business opportunities fall within 10 business categories:

Communications Services
Can include but not limited to video production, photography, aerial photography, media-related services, printing and graphics, and related consulting services.

Concession and Catering Services
Can include but not limited to food and beverage, catering, and refreshment concessionaire services.

Construction-Related Services
Can include but not limited to services provided by the construction and building industry, which may include design, remodeling, renovation, demolition, excavation, masonry and masonry restoration, paving, removal of hazardous materials, plumbing, carpentry, building inspections, painting, roadways, bridges, site work, elevator work, roofing, electrical work, mechanical work, iron and metal work.

The county Department of Public Works advertises all construction contracts that exceed $20,000 on the Empire State Purchasing Group Web site.

Information Technology Services
Can include but not limited to computer software and hardware services, security of computer systems, programming of computer systems, computerized maintenance management systems, electronic operation and maintenance manuals, supervisory control and data acquisition systems, and related consulting services.

Janitorial and Maintenance Services
Can include but not limited to commercial cleaning, heating/ventilation/air conditioning, security, landscaping, elevator, hoist, forklift, electrical switchgear, emergency generator maintenance, and pest control services.

Organizational Management and Human Resource Services
Can include but not limited to staff development and training (such as training on diversity, conflict resolution and mediation), organizational management and strategy, staffing firms, and related consulting services.

Products and Supplies
Can include but not limited to equipment, materials, and products that are used in the County’s programming efforts, administration, and operations.  Such products may include, but not limited to, cleaning supplies, furniture, office equipment and supplies, equipment used in the water and wastewater industry, and promotional items.

The county Bureau of Purchase and Supplies (BPS) is responsible for purchasing all equipment and supplies required by Westchester County departments and posts quotes to the Empire State Purchasing GroupHudson Valley Municipal Purchasing Group.

The Hudson Valley Municipal Purchasing Group is accustomed to posting approximately 95% of items that fall between $1,000 and $9,999.99. BPS does not post Sole Source items or items that NYS Preferred Sources (Corcraft, Industries for the Disabled and Industries for the Blind) can provide. Items that are $10,000 or more require formal bidding via the advertised bid process. They are not posted on Hudson Valley Municipal Purchasing Group.

Professional Services
Can include but not limited to accountants, attorneys, architects, engineers, land surveyors and title insurance searches, financial and debt management consultants, physicians, clinical social workers, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, appraisers, educational professionals, translators, transcriber services, technicians, and related consulting services.

Social Services
Services can include but not limited to case management, foster care, respite care, adoption, community outreach, employment, nursing home and home care, mentoring, financial wellness, health care administration, housing (such as shelters, eviction prevention services, emergency housing units, emergency moving services), domestic violence, day care, immigration, cultural resources and the arts, and related consulting services. Services can include but not limited to targeting family and youth, minorities, the elderly, mentally ill, mentally retarded, and developmentally disabled.

Transportation Services
Can include but not limited to travel agencies, school transportation, medical transportation, and related consulting services.

Our Incentives

Westchester County’s various incentives help support startups, assist not-for-profits, and promote economic development through creating, attracting and retaining jobs, and more.

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Industrial Development Agency

Sales tax exemptions on new construction, expansion or renovation projects, or the acquisition of new equipment, and more help companies grow and prosper.

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Local Development Corporation

Since its inception in 2012, we’ve assisted not-for-profit organizations in securing tax-exempt bond financing benefits totaling over $400 million—at no cost or risk to the taxpayers of Westchester County.

Our Programs

Westchester County offers programs and services to assist and incentivize businesses.

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Element 46 Incubator

The new Element 46 Incubator program kicked off in 2019 to inspire and support entrepreneurial talent and the development of new businesses in the County. Nearly a hundred business leaders will serve as mentors to startups, offering their expertise, time, and support.

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Minority and Women-Owned Business Program

Westchester works to encourage, promote and increase participation of business enterprises owned and controlled by persons of color or women.

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Opportunity Zones

This new community investment tool established by Congress in 2017 encourages long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide.

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Service-Disabled Veteran - Owned Business Program

Westchester encourages and supports eligible SDVOBs to play a greater role in the state's economy by increasing their participation in New York State's contracting opportunities.

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Disadvantaged Business Program

This federally regulated program provides a vehicle for increasing the participation by small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

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