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When the Board of Legislators approved the 99-year lease for the Westchester BioScience & Technology Center — also known as the “North 60” project —many here applauded this important milestone in moving the $1.2 billion project forward. But we’re still a long way from “go,” says Bill Mooney, WCA’s President and CEO
A new Steering Committee for the Westchester County Association’s Smart Growth for Gigabit initiative was announced today by William M. Mooney, Jr., President and CEO of the Westchester County Association.
The Committee will oversee bringing gigabit-speed broadband to Westchester, beginning with its four largest cities, by giving guidance to the effort, as well as raising seed funding to pave the way for this needed infrastructure.
The committee is comprised of “some of the most informed, respected, and enterprising individuals in our midst,” Mr. Mooney said in his announcement. Mr. Mooney said that the Committee held its first meeting and anticipates that in May, an RFP for a national consultant to assess the county’s current infrastructure, market realities, and help determine the best course of action to bring gigabit broadband into the county will be issued.
As Washington D.C. churns and burns, do you find yourself glued to the tube (or phone) these days? The news is interesting, for sure. The big question is What does it all mean for Westchester? What legislation will go? What will stay?
Iona College officials have approved a campus master plan with multi-million dollar projects including space to create and support new businesses and attract economic development in the surrounding North Avenue corridor in the City of New Rochelle, the Westchester County Business Journal reported this week.
The new 54,000-square-foot home for the School of Business includes an incubator space, which is great news for Westchester, notes Marissa Brett, director of the WCA’s BLUEPRINT for Westchester, the aggressive economic development initiative to stimulate business development.
The Westchester County Association (WCA) has joined a coalition of over 50 advocacy groups for a day of “virtual lobbying,” urging lawmakers in Albany to reform New York’s “Scaffold Law,” which date back to 1885. The law holds property owners and contractors fully liable for elevation-related injuries at construction sites, and puts owners and contractors at risk of being sued—even if the worker is found to be at fault. New York is the only state in the nation where such a law is on the books...
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