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A Shift-Shaping Job Market-- Can We Fill All the Jobs? featured image.
A Shift-Shaping Job Market-- Can We Fill All the Jobs?
Last November, the number of people who voluntarily left their jobs spiked to a record 4.5 million — and that was in just one month according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. What’s that about? Reasons for those walking out are unreasonably low wages, poor working conditions, no career path, and no benefits. The message from workers: we want better jobs with decent pay and jobs that have a future.
Mar 14, 2022
NY-Presbyterian buys White Plains office park on Platinum Mile, plans for outpatient care featured image.
NY-Presbyterian buys White Plains office park on Platinum Mile, plans for outpatient care
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital bought a piece of the Platinum Mile in White Plains and plans to open an outpatient care facility on Westchester Avenue, the hospital announced Tuesday.
Mar 8, 2022
Communities Grapple with How to Provide More Affordable Housing featured image.
Communities Grapple with How to Provide More Affordable Housing
Gov. Kathy Hochul removed two controversial pieces of housing-related legislation from her proposed Executive Budget last week, both of which drew harsh criticisms from most municipal officials throughout Westchester and the state.
Feb 28, 2022
Crain’s Health Pulse - Westchester County Association launches health worker pipeline program featured image.
Crain’s Health Pulse - Westchester County Association launches health worker pipeline program
The Westchester County Association has launched a Healthcare Talent Pipeline Program to ease labor challenges in the region.
Feb 28, 2022
Op Ed: New York must address its housing affordability crisis before it's too late featured image.
Op Ed: New York must address its housing affordability crisis before it's too late
In her executive budget, Gov. Kathy Hochul proposed streamlined, as-of-right zoning legislation for both accessory dwelling units and transit-oriented development. There is a resurgent conversation surrounding statewide fixes to this serious problem and New York needs to act.
Feb 24, 2022
Five Organizations Push Legislature for Housing Action featured image.
Five Organizations Push Legislature for Housing Action
Five Westchester and Hudson Valley organizations have joined in a push for the New York State Legislature to pass legislation that could help create more housing in numerous communities.
Feb 8, 2022
How the Y-Zone is Expanding Digital Equity in Yonkers, N.Y. featured image.
How the Y-Zone is Expanding Digital Equity in Yonkers, N.Y.
In Yonkers, N.Y., a digital opportunity zone — aptly named the Y-Zone — has been helping to level the playing field for those without consistent access to the Internet or the devices and know-how needed to make use of it.
Jan 26, 2022
New Rochelle makes room for thousands more residents in its downtown featured image.
New Rochelle makes room for thousands more residents in its downtown
New Rochelle faces a flood of new residents to its downtown after the City Council signed off on another 3,000 housing units as part of its plan for the city's urban center.
Jan 11, 2022
Downtown Yonkers Residents Get Free internet, Chromebooks in Digital Equity Program featured image.
Downtown Yonkers Residents Get Free internet, Chromebooks in Digital Equity Program
The concept is straightforward. Give people internet in their homes, and the devices and training on how to use them, and they'll be better able to rise socioeconomically. A new pilot program is underway in a section of Yonkers known for a shortage of internet and technology that does just that — gives people Chromebooks, provides training on how to use them and supplies free internet for a year.
Dec 21, 2021
Latimer signs new county budget while at home recovering from Covid featured image.
Latimer signs new county budget while at home recovering from Covid
Westchester County Executive George Latimer signed the county’s new budget for 2022 at his home where he is recovering from Covid. Latimer spoke about his having contracted Covid, apparently at one of several events he attended last week, and reported that he has a “scratchy” throat and nasal congestion but has been able to conduct county business remotely.
Dec 15, 2021

Press Releases

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
US IGNITE SELECTS WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION TO LEAD A COMMUNITY BROADBAND PILOT IN YONKERS AS PART OF PROJECT OVERCOME
The Westchester County Association (WCA) is one of seven lead organizations to have been selected by US Ignite, a national non-profit accelerating the smart city movement, to participate in Project OVERCOME. Project OVERCOME, a $2.7 million effort is designed to expedite the delivery of broadband services to underserved communities across the United States. The U. S. National Science Foundation (NSF) conceived of and is providing $2.25 million in funding for the project, with Schmidt Futures joining as a financial and strategic partner to extend Project OVERCOME’s geographic reach with an additional $450,000. The project explores novel approaches to connectivity in both rural and urban communities with an eye on replicating these efforts on a national scale.
Mar 30, 2021
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION & NONPROFIT WESTCHESTER TO HOST VIRTUAL CONVERSATION WITH U.S. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER
The Westchester County Association (WCA), and Nonprofit Westchester (NPW), are hosting a free virtual event, An Open Conversation with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, on February 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EST. This event will discuss the most pressing issues impacting regional businesses and nonprofits and will include an audience Q&A. Topics that will be addressed in this event include: • COVID relief and the rest of Senator Schumer’s 2021 legislative agenda • Economic development priorities in the lower Hudson Valley • The importance of nonprofits to the regional economy • The challenges of legislating in the current political environment
Feb 11, 2021

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