We Have It
Westchester has it all and more. Our footprint is huge – 450 square land miles, to be precise – and our population is larger than five states and 77 countries. At last count, 949,113 of you called Westchester home. Check out our fun graphic of Westchester to see what we mean.
And here county government is working for you in more ways than you think. In fact, we probably offer more services, events and opportunities than you even realize. But it's important that you know we're here when you need us.
We are Westchester – and we're working for you.
"Whether you’ve lived in Westchester your entire life or are new to the area, my guess is you’ll find a few surprises inside these pages. But first let me begin by saying I am so proud to serve this county, where our extraordinary residents never cease to amaze me. As we rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy, for instance, I witnessed countless acts of neighbors helping neighbors. There is never a shortage of challenges. From roads, bridges and sewers; pools, parks and trails; health care, senior living and public safety; planes, trains and buses – county government delivers essential services every day. But not alone.
Smarter government means partnerships with the United Way of Westchester and Putnam and other valued organizations. Working together is how we get things done. So take a minute and explore all Westchester has to offer."
|Robert P. Astorino
"United Way is like a neighbor who is there to lend a helping hand. We know the county and we are here to make sure Westchester continues to be a great place to live and work. Together with our partners – other nonprofits, businesses and local governments – we are tackling some of Westchester’s most pressing issues: improving education for our kids, ensuring families have enough income to live on and promoting good health for all.
So join us. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED. And remember, if you need help, United Way's 2-1- helpline is just a call away."
President & CEO
United Way of Westchester and Putnam
"Welcome to Westchester County – New York’s Intellectual Capital. We pride ourselves on being a place where smart people put innovative ideas to work, and where government stands ready to help businesses grow. Whether you’re just starting up or running a Fortune 500 company, our Office of Economic Development and the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency can assist.
Over the past 25 years, our IDA has provided more than $200 million of economic incentives to organizations of all sizes. Come see what we can do for you."
|Laurence P. Gottlieb
Director, Economic Development
Office of the County Executive