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Westchester County Association to merge with Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp
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.
Jan 29, 2019
SOURCE: Lohud.com
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Going regional: Westchester County Association and HVEDC plan merger
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.
Jan 29, 2019
SOURCE: Westchester County Business Journal
George Latimer signs lease for $1.2B 'North 60' project in Valhalla featured image.
George Latimer signs lease for $1.2B 'North 60' project in Valhalla
The 99-year-lease with developer Fareri Associates is for 60 acres of undeveloped county-owned land called “The North 60” on the Grasslands campus near Westchester Medical Center.
Jan 10, 2019
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Bill Mooney named one of Westchester's Top Power 50
In this special issue of City & State, we take a closer look at the lesser-known – but no less influential – movers and shakers of Westchester County. Since we cover politicians on a day-to-day basis, we limited this list to those who are not strictly in government but instead influence it from the outside.
Sep 17, 2018
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Westchester biz group rebrands ahead of major economic development push
The Westchester County Association (WCA) has completed a transition from a business membership organization to an economic development entity. In a press release announcing a rebranding, the 70-year-old group said the move would better reflect its policy and “action-oriented identity.”
Sep 12, 2018
SOURCE: Real Estate Weekly
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WCA Rebrands Itself For First Time Since 1950
On Sept. 10, to better reflect its policy and action-oriented identity, the WCA unveiled its first major brand realignment since its founding in 1950.
Sep 11, 2018
SOURCE: Daily Voice
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WCA Realigns Brand Ahead Of Major Economic Development Push
The WCA has completed a years-long transition from a leading business membership organization to Westchester’s most powerful economic development entity.
Sep 11, 2018
SOURCE: City Biz List
A Lack of Affordable Housing Is Hurting Regional Growth featured image.
A Lack of Affordable Housing Is Hurting Regional Growth
The Geography of Jobs Report published by the NYC Dept. of City Planning paints a picture of an economically successful region hampered by a dearth of affordable real estate.
Sep 10, 2018
SOURCE: 914Inc.
WCA Calls on Aetna to Keep Montefiore Coverage featured image.
WCA Calls on Aetna to Keep Montefiore Coverage
Health insurance is one of the largest expenses for many companies and an increasing burden on employees. Over the years, benefits have become more complex, and no one can ever be sure that their insurance company will really step up and meet its obligations.
Aug 9, 2018
SOURCE: WESTFAIR ONLINE
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Five Steps to Control Health Insurance Rates in New York
The WCA wants to shield consumers from excessive insurance costs, yet make sure policymakers protect the interests of healthcare providers, who need the right level of resources to keep providing quality care.
Jun 28, 2018
SOURCE: Journal News
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WCA & HVEDC Announce Intent to Merge
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.
Jan 29, 2019
SOURCE: WCA & HVEDC Merger Intent
County Executive and John Fareri Sign North 60 Lease Agreement at WCA Breakfast featured image.
County Executive and John Fareri Sign North 60 Lease Agreement at WCA Breakfast
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (January 10, 2019) – Westchester County Executive George Latimer this morning at the Westchester County Association Breakfast signed signed a 99-year lease agreement for the North 60 project. The agreement for the county-owned land is the key to the development of a $1.2 billion biotech project on the Grasslands Reservation in Valhalla.
Jan 10, 2019
WESTCHESTER’S TOP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP EYES NEW LEADER featured image.
WESTCHESTER’S TOP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP EYES NEW LEADER
The Westchester County Association (WCA), Westchester’s most powerful economic development organization, has embarked on a search for a new leader to succeed longtime president and CEO William Mooney Jr., a giant in the region’s business and banking communities whose storied career has spanned more than 50 years.
Oct 29, 2018
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WCA and HVEDC Partner on Major Economic Development Efforts
Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC) and the Westchester County Association (WCA) launched a strategic partnership to grow specific industry sectors such as healthcare and real estate, expand on each others’ workforce development initiatives, and close the digital divide through programs that promote gigabit-speed broadband connectivity.
Oct 9, 2018
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WCA realigns brand ahead of major economic development push
To better reflect its policy- and action-oriented identity, the Westchester County Association (WCA) today unveiled its first major brand realignment since it was founded in 1950.
Sep 10, 2018
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Jobs Waiting Program Makes 300th Hire
Westchester County Executive George Latimer, Congresswoman Nita Lowey, and the WCA announce the 300th job placement for a federally-funded workforce program.
Jun 18, 2018
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Five Ways to Rein in Health Insurance Rates
The WCA calls for statewide implementation of five measures designed to rein in ever-rising insurance costs and increase the efficiency of our healthcare delivery system.
Jun 11, 2018
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The WCA Hosts 2nd Annual Real Estate Summit
Over 250 business and municipal leaders gathered to address the future of commercial and residential real estate in Westchester.
May 24, 2018
WCA Calls for New York State Land Use Reforms in Effort to Spur Economic Development featured image.
WCA Calls for New York State Land Use Reforms in Effort to Spur Economic Development
The Westchester County Association issued a call for much-needed reforms to New York State’s outdated land use regulations: a move intended to bolster smart growth across the county.
May 14, 2018
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Photos: WCA Hosts Conversation with 37th State Senate District Candidates
The Westchester County Association hosted a candid conversation with 37th State Senate District hopefuls: Democrat Shelley Mayer and Republican Julie Killian Wednesday.
Apr 19, 2018