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Westchester represented in pro-housing group
“New York’s housing shortage is decades-long in the making and continues to be a serious impediment to economic growth and community vitality,” said Michael Romita, president and CEO of the WCA. “It is choking off upward mobility for our residents and is hurting our businesses.”
Jan 31, 2023
What’s Your Real Estate Niche in Westchester County? featured image.
What’s Your Real Estate Niche in Westchester County?
Says Michael Romita, WCA president and CEO, from healthcare workers to staff accountants to the people who make your morning latte, affordable housing “pretty much touches every single industry out there.”
Dec 30, 2022
Westchester County Executive George Latimer Signs the 2023 Westchester County Budget
WCA President & CEO Michael N. Romita said: “This is a solid and thoughtful budget. It includes a decrease in property taxes while boosting reserves.”
Dec 12, 2022
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WCA Honors Three Who Shape Westchester County's Economic Landscape
It was a night to reflect on leadership and legacies as the Westchester County Association held its 72nd annual dinner Nov. 17 in the ballroom of the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown.
Nov 28, 2022
These four strategies can help Westchester County create new affordable housing featured image.
These four strategies can help Westchester County create new affordable housing
Dear County Executive Latimer, Commissioner Drummond, Budget Director Soule, and Chair Borgia: Westchester’s housing shortage is decades-long in the making and continues to be a serious impediment to economic growth and community vitality. It remains a shared challenge for our businesses, nonprofits, workers, residents, and local municipalities.
Nov 11, 2022
The Rent is Too Damn High. Blame the Suburbs. featured image.
The Rent is Too Damn High. Blame the Suburbs.
Long Island and Westchester build housing at some of the lowest rates of any suburban area in the country, fueling high rents and home prices across the region.
Oct 6, 2022
Op-ed: We need to face climate change's economic realities featured image.
Op-ed: We need to face climate change's economic realities
The newly passed federal Inflation Reduction Act, a climate, health and tax measure, will bolster New York's efforts to aggressively reduce carbon emissions under the state's own landmark 2019 Climate Act. Some in the business community have been slow to embrace the pathway to a clean-energy economy. They view New York's ambitious road map as impractical, unrealistic and threatening to the state's economic future. However, indictments of the council's work coupled with calls to amend the underlying state statute are shortsighted and misdirected. Either we face the economic realities of climate change and address them head-on or we pay an even greater price in the long run.
Sep 8, 2022
Bona Fide Masks emphasizes trustworthy distribution in a confusing marketplace featured image.
Bona Fide Masks emphasizes trustworthy distribution in a confusing marketplace
Since the Covid-19 pandemic took root in 2020, Bona Fide Masks has provided national distribution of masks direct from manufacturers Powecom, DemeTECH, Chengde and Harley.
Sep 5, 2022
NY's climate goals need the business community's cooperation — not condemnation | Opinion featured image.
NY's climate goals need the business community's cooperation — not condemnation | Opinion
The newly passed federal Inflation Reduction Act, also known as the Climate, Health, and Tax Bill, brings an end to decades of national legislative inaction on climate change.
Aug 10, 2022
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Sustaining enthusiasm for sustainability
The Harvard Business School defines sustainability in business as doing business without negatively impacting the environment, community or society as a whole. For the Westchester County Association (WCA), sustainability no longer is something its members can afford to keep off their radar screens and deal with only when unavoidable.
Aug 1, 2022

Press Releases

Westchester County Association Welcomes Eight New Board Members to Expand Its Dynamic Advisory Team
White Plains, New York - (December 8, 2022) Susan Fox, WCA Board Chair, President & CEO, White Plains Hospital, and Michael N. Romita, President, and CEO of the Westchester County Association (WCA), announced this week that the WCA, the county’s premier business membership organization, will welcome eight new board members representing important industry sectors to bolster the WCA’s economic development and advocacy work.
Dec 8, 2022
Over 450 Movers and Shakers Gather to Honor Three Visionary Leaders Shaping Westchester’s Future
White Plains, New York - (November 21, 2022)…. Westchester’s professional community packed the Westchester Marriott ballroom on November 17th for the Westchester County Association’s annual leadership dinner to honor Westchester’s most influential leaders and celebrate another year of impactful work by the WCA, the region’s premiere business advocacy and economic development organization.
Nov 21, 2022
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF HEALTHCARE TALENT PIPELINE PROGRAM
White Plains, N.Y. (February 25, 2022) During the Annual County Executive’s Breakfast hosted by The Westchester County Association (WCA) on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at the Sleepy Hollow Hotel & Conference Center in Tarrytown, New York, County Executive George Latimer and WCA President & CEO Michael N. Romita jointly announced the launch of the Healthcare Talent Pipeline Program (HTPP).
Feb 25, 2022
Businesses, Construction Trades, Real Estate, and Nonprofits Join to Advocate for Statewide Solutions to our Housing Crisis
The Westchester County Association (WCA) joined community leaders from Nonprofit Westchester (NPW), the Building and Realty Institute of Westchester and the Mid-Hudson Region (BRI), the Construction Industry Council of Westchester and Hudson Valley (CIC), and the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors (HGAR) to put forth an advocacy letter urging government officials to find statewide solutions to Westchester’s housing crisis.
Feb 7, 2022
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS SHARE GROWTH OF Y-ZONE PILOT AT PRESS CONFERENCE IN YONKERS, NY
Yonkers, N.Y. – Today, the Westchester County Association joined community leaders, elected officials, and project partners in a press conference at the Yonkers Public Library to highlight the latest developments since the launch of the Y-Zone (Yonkers Zone), a broadband pilot program funded by US Ignite and Schmidt Futures as part of Project Overcome.
Dec 14, 2021
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION CELEBRATED ANNUAL FALL LEADERSHIP EVENT: DRIVING WESTCHESTER FORWARD
White Plains, N.Y. (December 2, 2021) – The Westchester County Association (WCA) hosted their Annual Fall Leadership Event: Driving Westchester Forward on November 30 at the Westchester Marriot in Tarrytown, New York. With over 400 people in attendance, the evening honored the achievements of organizations Skanska, Westhab, and WMCHealth, as well as outgoing WCA Chairman William P. Harrington Esq., Partner at Bleakley Platt & Schmidt who received the Alfred B. DelBello Visionary Award.
Dec 2, 2021
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION ELECTS SUSAN FOX, CEO AND PRESIDENT OF WHITE PLAINS HOSPITAL, AS BOARD CHAIR
White Plains, N.Y. (September 23, 2021) –The Westchester County Association (WCA) is excited to announce that at today’s meeting of the Board of Directors, Susan Fox, CEO and President of White Plains Hospital, was selected to succeed Bill Harrington as the next Chairperson of the WCA.
Sep 23, 2021
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION & NONPROFIT WESTCHESTER TO HOST VIRTUAL CONVERSATION WITH U.S. SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND
White Plains, N.Y. (November 23, 2021) – The Westchester County Association (WCA), and Nonprofit Westchester (NPW), are hosting a free virtual event, An Open Conversation with US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. EST. This event will include an interactive dialogue, discussing the most pressing issues impacting businesses and the Hudson Valley community.
Nov 23, 2021
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES Y-ZONE, A COMMUNITY BROADBAND PILOT IN YONKERS, AS PART OF PROJECT OVERCOME
White Plains, N.Y. (October 21, 2021) – Today, the Westchester County Association in partnership with the City of Yonkers, STEM Alliance, Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE), Fordham University, and Westhab launched the much-anticipated Yonkers Zone (Y-Zone). This project is made possible through support from US Ignite, the National Science Foundation (NSF) (Award # CNS-2044448), and Schmidt Futures. By utilizing Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum, the newly deployed, digital opportunity zone provides free internet access to approximately 250 to 400 need-based households in downtown Yonkers.
Oct 21, 2021
2ND ANNUAL REGIONAL WORKFORCE SUMMIT TO FEATURE KEYNOTE BY NYS LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, KATHY HOCHUL
The Westchester County Association (WCA) is hosting their 2nd Annual Regional Workforce Summit on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. EST. Join the WCA and leaders from business, education, government, and nonprofits as they gather to discuss the mega shifts occurring in our region’s talent ecosystem. This event will showcase how businesses are leveraging the “new normal” in training, recruiting, and retention developments of the region’s talent.
Apr 21, 2021

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