Mount Vernon is the 8th most populous city in the state of New York. It has in recent years undergone a transition from a city of homes and mediocre businesses to a city of regional commerce. Between 2000 and 2006, the city of Mount Vernon’s economy grew 20.5%, making it one of the fastest growing cities in the metropolitan area. Mt Vernon is often considered a poster child for cities within the county for having such a large magnitude of diversity for a city of its size. Plans are moving forward to revitalize and regenerate the city’s infrastructure. At only four square miles, developers have overlooked the city, but are now showing a tremendous interest. As the only city in Westchester County, just south of White Plains, served by two different commuter railroad lines (Metro North’s Harlem Line traveling north, and the New Haven Line traveling east) and with 3 station stops (Mount Vernon West, Fleetwood on the Harlem Line and Mt Vernon East on the New Haven Line), developers have realized that it has all the benefits of becoming an economic powerhouse and bedroom community cradled between The Bronx and upper Westchester County.