Market Research Resources

A first step in relocating or expanding your business to Westchester County is to conduct market research. Below are several companies and agencies that provide these services.

Bureau of Economic Analysis

https://www.bea.gov/news/glance

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is a source of accurate and objective data about the nation's economy. BEA's economists produce some of the world's most closely watched statistics, including U.S. gross domestic product, better known as GDP. U.S. Bureau also tracks state and local numbers, too, plus foreign trade and investment statistics and industry data.

United States Department of Commerce

https://www.commerce.gov/data-and-reports/economic-indicators

The Department of Commerce promotes job creation and economic growth by ensuring fair and reciprocal trade, providing the data necessary to support commerce and constitutional democracy, and fostering innovation by setting standards and conducting foundational research and development.

StateBook

https://www.statebook.com/

StateBook is an online marketplace for site selection and economic growth and development. Explore information required for site selection decisions for Westchester County and other communities in the country, from demographics, taxes and utility costs to quality of life data like museums and golf courses. Use their robust tools to search, create meaningful reports, and more. Please contact the Office of Economic Development at EconomicDevelopment@westchestergov.com to learn more.

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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