About Mount Vernon


Here are five things you need to know about the City of Mount Vernon

  • Our city is a mere 19-minute public transit ride from Harlem 125th St. and we are located at the southernmost part of Westchester County, bordering the Bronx, Pelham, Bronxville and Yonkers.

  • We are truly fortunate when it comes to transportation infrastructure, as we border six major highways, have three Metro-North railroad stations – one on the New Haven line and two on the Harlem line – and two accessible NYC subway stations on the 2 and 5 lines. Mount Vernon is the gateway to New York City and the gateway to Westchester County’s suburbs.

  • More than just a great location, Mount Vernon is a cultural, art and historical destination with a thriving, diverse culinary scene and a walkable downtown business district.

  • Many of the leading businesses that call Mount Vernon home thrive here as a result of our low taxes and business-friendly atmosphere. The federal government has included Mount Vernon in its Opportunity Zone program, which creates a new funding model that enables investment in designated communities in return for no tax on long-term capital gains.

  • Mount Vernon already has zero to very low taxes for corporations, when compared to New York City, which is why we have made great progress attracting business and capital investment in recent years and currently have the third largest economic growth in New York State.

Mount Vernon Industrial Development Agency    |    1 Roosevelt Square N, Mt Vernon, NY 10550

Tel: 914-665-2982     |     Email: egarcia@cmvny.com