Westchester Director of Economic Development Laurence Gottleib Welcomes Business Initiative to the County

Westchester’s business environment by the numbers.



Welcome to Westchester County, New York’s Intellectual Capital® – a business environment where brilliance happens all the time, because the county’s well-educated workforce is second-to-none across the nation.

Just take a look at us by the numbers:  

45% of Westchester County residents (25 years or older) hold a bachelor’s degree and half of those residents also hold an advanced degree – way above the national average;

20% of New York State’s biotechnology workforce – roughly 8,000 employees – is employed by Westchester-based firms;

More than 10% of the nation’s patents originate from companies based in Westchester County;

 Westchester is home to around 900 technology firms, employing more than 14,000 professionals.

From scientists, engineers and mathematicians to the construction trades, healthcare, retail, higher education and the arts, Westchester County’s abundance of intellectual capital is why we attract and retain so many world-class companies in Westchester, and launch thousands more.

Whether you are a solo-entrepreneur just starting out, a rapidly expanding mid-size firm or a Fortune 500 company seeking new opportunities for growth, Westchester County is right for you.

To learn more about Westchester and how we can help your business today, visit us at www.thinkingWestchester.com, or call us at 914-995-2963.

Laurence P. Gottlieb
Director of Economic Development
Office of the County Executive

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