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WCA's Healthcare Talent Pipeline Program Helps Graduates Succeed featured image.
WCA's Healthcare Talent Pipeline Program Helps Graduates Succeed
Beginning in 2022, the Westchester County Association’s Healthcare Talent Pipeline Program placed and trained 100 workers with regional healthcare providers. The initiative funded by a grant from Westchester County has an annual economic impact of more than $3.5 million.
Feb 21, 2024
Sustainability is a Serious Deal for These Westchester Businesses featured image.
Sustainability is a Serious Deal for These Westchester Businesses
Brightcore is just one of numerous players in Westchester County creating a more sustainable future. The reasons why are obvious to anyone paying attention to recent climate “events” — a mushy word for disasters, like excessive heat, flooding, smoky air, and others, that are becoming more frequent and severe.
Jan 6, 2024
Welcome Home Westchester on the county's severe housing shortage featured image.
Welcome Home Westchester on the county's severe housing shortage
The purpose of the partnership is to work collaboratively and in a coordinated fashion to respond to the severe lack of housing in Westchester County for people at a wide range of income levels by advancing a pro-housing agenda through legislative and regulatory means at the state, county and local levels.
Jan 2, 2024
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WCA's New Initiatives
At the recent Westchester County Association’s 73rd annual leadership event Michael N. Romita, WCA president and CEO, announced two new WCA-led initiatives designed to extend the impact of the organization.
Nov 27, 2023
Westchester County Healthcare Talent Pipeline Program Exceeds Enrollment Goals, Connects More Than 100 Graduates to Meaningful Employment Opportunities featured image.
Westchester County Healthcare Talent Pipeline Program Exceeds Enrollment Goals, Connects More Than 100 Graduates to Meaningful Employment Opportunities
The Westchester County Office of Economic Development (OED) and Westchester County Association (WCA) today announced the Westchester Healthcare Talent Pipeline Program (HTPP), which launched in spring of 2022, has connected 101 hires to employment.
Nov 15, 2023
What's New in Digital Equity:<br>California Enacts Digital Equity <br>Bill of Rights featured image.
What's New in Digital Equity:
California Enacts Digital Equity
Bill of Rights
At the local level, Westchester County, N.Y., has launched a new initiative to increase access to affordable Internet and education. Launched by the county's Office of Economic Development, the program will leverage partnerships with the STEM Alliance, the Westchester County Association (WCA) and the Westchester Library System.
Oct 12, 2023
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION AND WESTCHESTER COUNTY TEAM UP TO HOST REGIONAL JOB FAIR featured image.
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION AND WESTCHESTER COUNTY TEAM UP TO HOST REGIONAL JOB FAIR
More than 300 job seekers lined up to meet with over 40 employers and resource providers at a regional career fair October 12 at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.
Oct 12, 2023
Despite challenges, New York's health care industry should be proud featured image.
Despite challenges, New York's health care industry should be proud
Too often, those of us in health care get so caught up in our day-to-day business challenges that we forget to put some of our greatest accomplishments in context.
Oct 12, 2023
Westchester County Launches New<br>Sweeping Digital Literacy And<br>Access Initiative featured image.
Westchester County Launches New
Sweeping Digital Literacy And
Access Initiative
Connect Westchester is Westchester County’s Office of Economic Development’s new initiative to bridge the digital divide through providing essential digital resources, education and affordable internet access to low-income residents.
Oct 9, 2023
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Connect Westchester announced with goal of closing digital divide
Westchester County is partnering with the Westchester County Association (WCA), The STEM Alliance and the Westchester Library System in a new program Connect Westchester.
Oct 6, 2023

Press Releases

450+ Power Players Gather to Honor Four Exceptional Leaders at Westchester County Association “Impact in Action” Leadership Event
White Plains, New York - (November 10, 2023)….Over 450 members of Westchester’s professional community packed the Westchester Marriott ballroom on November 9th for the Westchester County Association’s 73rd annual leadership event.
Nov 10, 2023
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCATION AND WESTCHESTER COUNTY TEAM UP TO HOST LARGEST REGIONAL JOB FAIR THIS FALL
White Plains (October 12, 2023) More than 300 job seekers lined up to meet with over 40 employers and resource providers at a regional career fair October 12 at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.
Oct 13, 2023
Westchester County Launches Connect Westchester: A New Sweeping Digital Literacy & Access Initiative
Connect Westchester is Westchester County’s Office of Economic Development’s new initiative to bridge the digital divide through providing essential digital resources, education and affordable internet access to low-income residents.
Oct 6, 2023
Healthcare Champions Rita Mabli & Westchester Community Health Center Honored by 250 Power Players at WCA’s “Toasting to a Healthy Westchester”
White Plains, New York - (September 22, 2023)…In his keynote address at WCA’s “Toasting to a Healthy Westchester,” Michael J. Dowling, CEO, Northwell Health appealed to 250 key leaders in healthcare and business attending this annual dinner to try to solve what he called the social determinants of health, such as gun violence, poverty, obesity, and drugs and alchohol abuse. “If we don’t solve theses issues, we will never improve the health status of Americans,”he said, citing the pressures facing the industry today.
Sep 22, 2023
Westchester County Association and Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law Convene Second Annual ‘Profit & Purpose’ Sustainable Business Conference to Prepare Business Leaders for a Low-Carbon Future
White Plains, New York -- (June 5, 2023) Close to 200 business, nonprofit, and government leaders attended the WCA’s 2nd Annual Sustainable Business Conference hosted in partnership with Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law. The event, held June 1 at the law school, focused on new opportunities in sustainable investing and real estate, navigating an evolving regulatory landscape, and the connection between sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion. New this year, a “Sustainability Bootcamp” workshop served as a primer for businesses of all sizes to get started with practical tools to develop a sustainability program.
Jun 5, 2023
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

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