The Westchester County Association (WCA) is the leading economic development and business advocacy organization serving Westchester County and the region.

 

NEW:  The WCA has launched a series of advocacy and action initiatives designed to drive economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and to foster long-term growth.

The initiatives are outlined in “Towards a Stronger Future”, a newly-released report from the WCA’s Post Pandemic Working Group (PPWG), which is a select committee of business, nonprofit, and education and government leaders who are working collaboratively to support the recovery and long-term prosperity of the region. Read the press release.

Towards a Stronger Future: Report of WCA's Post-Pandemic Working Group

WCA Smart Growth Focus Areas

With the passage of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, New York now has one of the strongest climate change laws in the world. In order to meet these ambitious goals and become a leader in the fight for a clean energy future, professional stakeholders across the political spectrum will need to be proactive. More and more, organizations focused on long-term success are embracing the critical concepts of sustainability management. The WCA has developed an advocacy, education, and action plan to help our members address these challenges and move our economy towards a cleaner and more sustainable future.
The Healthcare and Life Sciences Ecosystem is the anchor of Westchester’s economy. How is the WCA helping grow this $15 billion industry?
Westchester has never been better positioned for growth. How is the WCA ensuring the county capitalizes on its tremendous potential?
Regions that focus on talent and workforce development benefit economically. How is the WCA connecting businesses with talent?
Today’s economy depends on a robust digital infrastructure. How is the WCA pioneering an effort to make gigabit-plus-speed connectivity the new standard across Westchester?
With the passage of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, New York now has one of the strongest climate change laws in the world. In order to meet these ambitious goals and become a leader in the fight for a clean energy future, professional stakeholders across the political spectrum will need to be proactive. More and more, organizations focused on long-term success are embracing the critical concepts of sustainability management. The WCA has developed an advocacy, education, and action plan to help our members address these challenges and move our economy towards a cleaner and more sustainable future.
The Healthcare and Life Sciences Ecosystem is the anchor of Westchester’s economy. How is the WCA helping grow this $15 billion industry?
Westchester has never been better positioned for growth. How is the WCA ensuring the county capitalizes on its tremendous potential?
Regions that focus on talent and workforce development benefit economically. How is the WCA connecting businesses with talent?
Today’s economy depends on a robust digital infrastructure. How is the WCA pioneering an effort to make gigabit-plus-speed connectivity the new standard across Westchester?

Why Westchester?

Westchester’s economy is growing faster than it has in decades. New companies are starting up and existing enterprises are expanding, drawing highly educated, passionate young people to contribute to the renaissance and creating a powerful cycle of business opportunity.

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Upcoming Events

What it Means for New York State & Westchester
Post-Election Political Roundtable
Join WCA and key elected leaders from New York State and Westchester County for a discussion about what the 2020 election outcome means for our local economy.
Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Business Plan
Sustainability Management Course
The WCA has partnered with Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business to provide an on-line course in organizational sustainability for working professionals.

News and Updates

“Overall, there is a diversity of real estate sectors in Westchester, so it’s hard to address [the effects of coronavirus] in generalities,” says Michael Romita, president of the Westchester County Association. “The pandemic influenced various sectors in different ways. Clearly, there was a softening in activity in commercial office space, but I wouldn’t say [the impact has been] terrible.”
Regional experts in real estate and housing will share best practices and offer potential solutions to the lack of affordable and diverse housing stock in the region – where more than 11,000 additional such units are needed -- at the Westchester County Association’s fourth annual Real Estate and Housing Virtual Summit on October 30 at 9:30 a.m. EST.
Dr. Philip Ozuah, president and chief executive officer of Montefiore Medicine, will deliver the keynote address at the Westchester County Association (WCA)’s online 70th Anniversary Leadership Event, which will celebrate business and nonprofit movers and shakers, Congresswoman Nita Lowey, and local healthcare heroes, on November 19 at 4 p.m. EST.
“Overall, there is a diversity of real estate sectors in Westchester, so it’s hard to address [the effects of coronavirus] in generalities,” says Michael Romita, president of the Westchester County Association. “The pandemic influenced various sectors in different ways. Clearly, there was a softening in activity in commercial office space, but I wouldn’t say [the impact has been] terrible.”
Regional experts in real estate and housing will share best practices and offer potential solutions to the lack of affordable and diverse housing stock in the region – where more than 11,000 additional such units are needed -- at the Westchester County Association’s fourth annual Real Estate and Housing Virtual Summit on October 30 at 9:30 a.m. EST.
Dr. Philip Ozuah, president and chief executive officer of Montefiore Medicine, will deliver the keynote address at the Westchester County Association (WCA)’s online 70th Anniversary Leadership Event, which will celebrate business and nonprofit movers and shakers, Congresswoman Nita Lowey, and local healthcare heroes, on November 19 at 4 p.m. EST.