If you are considering Peekskill as a place for your business then your first stop should be the city's Office of Economic Development(OED). OED can provide you with guidance and technical assistance to help determine what city permits or licenses you may need to open your business. In addition, since OED is an office within the Department of Planning, Development, and Code Assistance we can assist with zoning questions and help explain the city's planning process. OED's database of choice real estate locations - an objective, confidential free resource - make site selection more efficient and tailored to the requirements of specific businesses. We can provide you with sales data on office, industrial, and commercial real estate market, tax information, updates on infrastructure and transportation projects, and historical and projected economic data. OED can also bring resources to the table such as business startup assistance in the form of SCORE or NYS Small Business Development Center counseling or financing through Westchester County's SBA Microlender Community Capital Resources. We also can assist you in working with Con Edison or NYSERDA to determine how your property or business operation can become more energy efficient. Finally, if you are seeking recruitment resources, OED works with NYS Department of Labor, Westchester County offices, and local agencies to help you identify perspective employees. You can start by browsing some of the resources listed here, and follow-up by scheduling an appointment with OED by calling 914-734-4215.