The seven members of the Industrial Development Agency are appointed by the County Executive and approved by the Westchester County Board of Legislators. All members are certified by the NYS Department of State.

Board Members:
Joan McDonald, Chairperson
Anthony Justic, Member
Aleida Frederico, Treasurer
Wiley Harrison, Secretary
Stephen Jones - Member
Amy Allen - Member
Richard McSpedon - Member

Joan McDonald, Chairperson
Aleida Frederico, Treasurer
Wiley Harrison, Secretary

Audit Committee:
Aleida Frederico, Member
Wiley Harrison, Member
Amy Allen, Member

Finance Committee:
Aleida Frederico, Member
Wiley Harrison, Member
Stephen Jones, Member

Governance Committee:
Joan McDonald, Member
Anthony Justic, Member
Richard McSpedon, Member

Ann Marie Berg, Comptroller
Dennis Kelly, Deputy Comptroller
Chloe Zung, Assistant Secretary

Correspondence to board members should be addressed to:
Michaelian Office Building, Room 904
148 Martine Ave.
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: (914) 995-2900
Fax: (914) 813-3044


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.


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.


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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