A strong and clear voice for the business community

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

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WCA Smart Growth Focus Areas

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?
A ready and able workforce is central to Westchester’s economic vitality. 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?
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?
A ready and able workforce is central to Westchester’s economic vitality. 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

Exploring the Impacts of Next Gen Technology
Investing in our Digital Future
This morning conference will address: the direct impact of high-speed broadband and wireless technology on economic development, workforce development, healthcare, and our education system; the current state of our federal, state, and local regulatory activities and steps to take to prepare for the newest technological advancements; the value of comprehensive planning to face a number of policy, public safety, land-use and right-of way considerations; and digital equity and strategies to eliminate barriers to broadband access and use.
Launching Generational Growth
Partner Event: WBP's Innovation in Research Symposium 2019
For our third cross-border, cross-silo, cross-cultural symposium, we invite you to join researchers, engineers, and data scientists who are supporting growth throughout the entire life science cluster. Innovation in Research 2019 is your opportunity to learn with reasonable depth about our community’s breakthroughs, opportunities, and foundational development for the future.
Inside the Key Issues Facing New York State
All Access Healthcare
Hear about key issues that impact the region’s hospital and healthcare system, and the direct impacts on the local businesses community; Get an update on the state budget and learn about some critical health policy issues; Learn key information about single payer and nurse staffing ratio legislation

News and Updates

Two of the region's major business advocacy groups, the Westchester County Association and the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation, plan to merge and focus on diversifying and strengthening the Hudson Valley economy, they announced Tuesday.
The Westchester County Association will merge with the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp., the leaders of the two business advocacy groups told the Business Journal in an interview Jan. 28. The Westchester County Association has represented businesses in the county since 1950, while the Poughkeepsie-based HVEDC, founded 2003, focuses its programs in Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Ulster, Dutchess and Sullivan counties, with some programming in Westchester as well.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (January 29, 2019) – The Boards of Directors of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC) and the Westchester County Association (WCA) today announced the intent to pursue a merger of the two organizations, creating a leading economic development and business advocacy organization in New York State. The new organization unites a shared strategic mission and vision of HVEDC and the WCA. It will build on their economic development strategies, which are designed to diversify and strengthen the Hudson Valley economy.
Two of the region's major business advocacy groups, the Westchester County Association and the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation, plan to merge and focus on diversifying and strengthening the Hudson Valley economy, they announced Tuesday.
The Westchester County Association will merge with the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp., the leaders of the two business advocacy groups told the Business Journal in an interview Jan. 28. The Westchester County Association has represented businesses in the county since 1950, while the Poughkeepsie-based HVEDC, founded 2003, focuses its programs in Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Ulster, Dutchess and Sullivan counties, with some programming in Westchester as well.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (January 29, 2019) – The Boards of Directors of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC) and the Westchester County Association (WCA) today announced the intent to pursue a merger of the two organizations, creating a leading economic development and business advocacy organization in New York State. The new organization unites a shared strategic mission and vision of HVEDC and the WCA. It will build on their economic development strategies, which are designed to diversify and strengthen the Hudson Valley economy.