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.
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Since 2010, hundreds of companies have received benefits that vary in scope and magnitude.
These companies represent billions of dollars in private sector investment.
Incentivized companies have created or retained nearly 30,000 new, permanent or construction jobs.
A variety of programs and services are available to help your business succeed.
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.
Westchester works to encourage, promote and increase participation of business enterprises owned and controlled by persons of color or women.
Sales tax exemptions on new construction, expansion or renovation projects, or the acquisition of new equipment, and more help companies grow and prosper.
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:
And for not-for-profits, the LDC has assisted organizations in securing tax-exempt bond financing benefits totaling over $400 million since 2012.
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...