She'll Give the Inside Scoop About How Public-Private Partnerships Created a Dramatic Turnaround in NYC's Economy
In the late 1970s, New York City teetered on the edge of bankruptcy. Crime was prevalent, the middle class had fled, and vacant commercial inventory was soaring. One of those who came to the rescue was David Rockefeller who...
founded The Partnership for New York City, a private-sector initiative to restore the economic vitality of the city. Kathryn S. Wylde, who will be the luncheon keynote speaker at WCA’s groundbreaking “Rethinking Westchester: a Blueprint for Smart Growth” conference on June 21, became the Partnership’s founding president in 1982. She also was founding president and chief executive officer of the Partnership Fund, a $120 million civic fund, that has helped to diversify New York City’s economy, create thousands of jobs, and promote entrepreneurial business initiatives across the five boroughs
Today, the Partnership for New York City is the city’s leading business organization, working with leaders of business, government, labor and the not-for-profit sectors to build a stronger New York, with a focus on education, infrastructure, and the economy. New York City’s great economic boom is due in large part to the work of the Partnership in collaboration with government.
The parallels to the WCA’s BLUEPRINT for Westchester – our major initiative to drive economic vitality in Westchester County, couldn’t be clearer. And at “Rethinking Westchester,” a BLUEPRINT conference, Ms. Wylde will give us the inside story about how the P3 collaboration works for New York City. She then will join others on the Public-Private Partnerships panel to discuss innovative approaches to funding.
Rethinking Westchester’s morning keynote speaker will be Mark Sweeney, a nationally renowned site selection specialist. Sweeney is a senior principal in the Greenville, SC-baesd McCallum Sweeney Consulting (MSC), providing consulting services to leading economic development organizations such as Daiichi Sankyo, Mitsubishi Electric, SunCoke Energy, Boy Scouts of America, and Michelin.
If you are a municipal official, developer, planning and zoning board member, attorney who specializes in real estate or land use issues, business person who wants to help move Westchester forward, this conference is a spectacular opportunity to learn more about:
· Site Selection: What the National Trends Are Telling Us
· Infrastructure for the 21st Century
· Public-Private Partnerships: Innovative Approaches to Funding
· Work. Live. Play. Repurposing & Rezoning to Attract Business and a Vibrant Workforce
RETHINKING WESTCHESTER: A BLUEPRINT FOR SMART GROWTH
Take advantage of early-bird pricing, available until May 31, 2013