Convenience & Charm

An easy commute, rich culture, and strong sense of community, you can find it all in Harrison. Its central location makes commuting a breeze, and the many community and cultural events make residents not want to leave Harrison.

Population

27,896

Established

1696

Minutes to Manhattan

38 Minutes

Parkland

9 parks

Opportunities in Harrison

Harrison offers something for everyone. Excellent schools for life long learning, a bounty of commuting options, and its rich history, Harrison has been a destination for generations.

Getting Around

Centrally located Harrison is in the middle of it all. With a MetroNorth station in downtown Harrison, you can be in Manhattan in about 40 minutes. For drivers, Harrison is right off of I-287, the Hutchinson River Parkway, I-684, and many important local roads. With the Westchester County Airport located in Purchase, it's easy to in and around Harrison, whether it's by plane, train, or automobile.

Education

Home to SUNY Purchase, Manhattanville College, and a Fordham Campus, there are many higher education opportunities in Harrison. Harrison residents attend Harrison Central School District, which is a reason many families choose to make Harrison their home.

Culture

The arts are thriving in Harrison! At SUNY Purchase you can stop by the Neuberger Museum of Art or take in wonderful productions at its Performing Arts Center. Even the PepsiCo headquarters in Purchase provide an opportunity to explore their wonderful sculpture garden. Culture abounds in this small town!

Employment

With many companies headquartered along the "Platinum Mile," you can find many job opportunities in Purchase. Companies as large as MasterCard and PepsiCo have chosen to make Harrison their home.

Call Westchester Home

Whether you’re looking for an historic home on the countryside, a modern luxury apartment in a thriving downtown, or something in between, you’ll find it in Westchester.

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450 square miles and 45 cities, towns and villages.

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Relax at beaches, hike and bike trails, and enjoy other activities across 18,000 acres of parkland.

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Get to Grand Central Station in as little as 30 minutes.

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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