Westchester County has the right economic environment for your business and its success. The service sector is a driving force in the county's diversified economy, where professional, scientific and information technology firms excel.
Top 10 Lists
Westchester Fairfield Business Journal's 2014 Book of Lists compiles data for Westchester's Top 10 businesses in many categories.
Westchester County Databook
The 2010 Westchester County Databook features over 200 pages of descriptive data covering more than a dozen broad subject categories, ranging from Westchester's physical attributes and municipal organization to demographic and business statistics.
The Databook has proven to be a reliable statistical resource for government officials, new and expanding businesses, not-for-profit organizations and individuals interested in either specific or general information regarding Westchester County. For more information, contact Karen Duffy by e-mail at email@example.com or by calling (914) 995-4418.
The New York State Department of Labor and the U.S. Bureau of the Census Web sites can help you research the Westchester real estate market. Also, see our list of major employers and economic data resources. For more data about Westchester, see the latest American Community Survey.
Small Business Development and Support
According to the SBA, more than 99 percent of the businesses in the US are small businesses. For small businesses in need of business intelligence and competitive analysis, www.sizeup.com is a free business tool that provides information once available only to companies with big budgets. Size Up enables small business owners to evaluate their competitiveness and make decisions that will help them increase revenue while saving money. This online tool provides many of the same demographic, industry, geographic, business and cost data that big businesses use, but with no cost to the end-user.
The following resources helpful may be helpful as well:
- A Roster of Municipal Officials for each city, town and village with their respective department heads and board chairpersons. Includes phone numbers, e-mail, other contact info and links to municipal Web sites.
- The county's Department of Human Resources administers civil service exams for 121 local jurisdictions, including cities, towns, villages, school districts, libraries, housing districts and special districts.
- Information about the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation, a voluntary association of officials representing the county’s municipal governments, zoning and planning boards and land use consultants. Westchester County works with the WMPF to assist municipalities with land use planning and sustainable development while maintaining the character of an area.