Why Westchester?

Westchester is a great place to live and work, and the best place to meet the evolving needs of any growing business.

It's where people want to be

Westchester County offers its skilled employee base a high quality of life through world-class healthcare, schools, cultural institutions, recreational facilities, and attractions.

Smart Growth drives business

Westchester County's evolution is designed with purpose and sophistication. Digital infrastructure, development processes, healthcare ecosystem, and a highly skilled workforce are the foundation of modern business, and the WCA's Smart Growth Initiatives are carefully planned to work together to expand and strengthen these fundamentals. There has never been a better time to invest in Westchester for your business, and your people.

Westchester has what you need

NYC's Friendly Neighbor

Enjoy a high quality of living and world-class amenities while retaining a convenient commute to the opportunities and excitement of New York City.

Highly Skilled Workforce

As a hub for many of the most prestigious healthcare systems in the world, Westchester is a natural draw for highly educated and skilled people in many professions, whether working in healthcare or supporting the array of needs generated by modern health technology.

Business-friendly Local Government

WCA works in concert with many area governing entities to help enable Smart Growth and maintain the highest possible level of cooperation and camaraderie to the benefit of businesses and communities alike.

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The WCA's focus areas are a network of initiatives driving Smart Growth in Westchester County.
World-Class Healthcare and Life Sciences: $15 Billion and Growing
Our region is home to most of the highest quality hospital systems in the world- NY Presbyterian, Montefiore, Northwell, MSK, HSS, WMC Health in addition to world-class physician practices and other caregivers. WCA's work with healthcare organizations supports the business, workforce, and technological needs to sustain the highest level of quality and growth.
Business-friendly Real Estate Policy: The WCA Playbook
WCA provides guidance for real estate and housing development to document best practices that are uniquely adaptable to Westchester’s cities, towns, and villages. This location-focused guidance helps develop innovative zoning techniques and streamline approval processes by making steps and timeframes more transparent.
The Gigabit Promise: 15,000 Jobs
WCA is working to bring Gigabit Internet to Westchester. Each $1 million in gigabit investment creates 20 jobs, potentially creating 15,000 new jobs in Westchester.
Job Readiness and Training: The $9.8 Million Jobs Waiting Grant
WCA manages a large staff working to provide training and job readiness resources for many hundreds of Westchester participants.
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