Westchester lawmakers vote to give more county contracts to veteran owned businesses


WHITE PLAINS – The Westchester County Board of Legislators passed a measure on Monday aimed at giving service disabled veteran-owned businesses more of the county’s future contracts across all county departments, including the community college.
The legislation encourages the participation of certified businesses in the county contracting process, and to document efforts to do so. It does not establish a fixed quota requirement.
At present, there are approximately 15 certified service disabled veteran-owned businesses in the county with some 450 such businesses statewide.
County Executive George Latimer called the measure “a commonsense way to do what we can here in Westchester County to help those who gave so much to help us.” He pledged to sign the bill. 

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