Several Fortune 500 companies are located in Westchester

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You’ve probably heard of a few of them, like IBM, Pepsi, Mastercard, Heineken USA, and Danone North America. The county is also home to nearly 34,000 firms. Together, Westchester businesses generate more than $1 billion in annual payroll.

In addition to its attractive location just north of New York City, Westchester County is rich with talent. Our high percentage of alumni from prestigious universities and institutions make the county one of the best educated workforces in the country.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer has demonstrated a commitment to growing business in our community, along with a willingness engage in a discussion about what local goverment can do to help them grow.
- Westchester County Business Person

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Doing business with Westchester County

Westchester County offers a variety of attractive tax and financial incentives, partnerships, contract opportunities and more to help your business succeed.

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Since 2010, hundreds of companies have received benefits that vary in scope and magnitude.

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These companies represent billions of dollars in private sector investment.

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Incentivized companies have created or retained nearly 30,000 new, permanent or construction jobs.

Business Growth Programs

A variety of programs and services are available to help your business succeed.

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Element 46

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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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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Contract Opportunities

Contract opportunities with the county are posted to this site. Each includes a document that details the description of work being sought and outlines the submission process. These documents are most frequently known as Request for Proposals, but other types exist.

Programs & Incentives

Westchester’s Industrial Development Agency (IDA) and Local Development Corporation (LDC) are designed to help businesses and not-for-profits thrive. The IDA offers assistance to eligible companies, such as:

  • Issuance of Tax Exempt Bonds and Notes
  • Sales Tax Exemptions on new construction, expansion or renovation projects, or the acquisition of new equipment
  • Mortgage Recording Tax Exemptions on the purchase of Real Estate

And for not-for-profits, the LDC has assisted organizations in securing tax-exempt bond financing benefits totaling over $400 million since 2012.

Grow, expand or relocate to Westchester County.

With 450 square miles and 45 cities, towns and villages, the county offers a host of places to do business.

Latest Developments

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An Innovative Bioscience, Technology and Lifestyle Campus

Holistic in its approach and intergenerational in its appeal, the North 60 is an innovative bioscience, technology and lifestyle campus that expands and enhances Westchester County’s thriving biotech/healthcare sector...

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2019 Westchester County Economic Development Guide

In its ongoing efforts to promote economic development and highlight why Westchester County is the smart place for businesses, the county has released its 2019 economic development guide.

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