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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
Five Steps to Control Health Insurance Rates in New York featured image.
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
Westchester County Association Showcases Digital Innovation featured image.
Westchester County Association Showcases Digital Innovation
The WCA teamed up with experts from the top health institutions in the Hudson Valley to showcase how digital innovation is enabling providers to meet patients and consumers at a personalized level on Wednesday.
Jun 20, 2018
SOURCE: FiOS1 News - Lower Hudson Valley Online
Jobs Waiting Program Places 300th Employee featured image.
Jobs Waiting Program Places 300th Employee
Jobs Waiting, a federally funded regional job training program, announced this week that it had placed its 300th job.
Jun 19, 2018
SOURCE: Westchester County Business Journal
Who's Moving into Westchester's New Apartments? featured image.
Who's Moving into Westchester's New Apartments?
About 1,500 to 1,600 new apartments opened annually in Westchester County last year and in 2016, according to Bill Cuddy, an executive vice president at the real estate firm CBRE.
Jun 17, 2018
SOURCE: Journal News
Westchester Looking to the Future with Plans for Smart Growth featured image.
Westchester Looking to the Future with Plans for Smart Growth
In an effort to bring together the region’s top leaders in commercial and residential real estate, the WCA hosted the 2nd Annual Real Estate Summit at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook.
Jun 14, 2018
SOURCE: Real Estate Weekly
Apartment Conversions Prop Up the White Plains Office Market featured image.
Apartment Conversions Prop Up the White Plains Office Market
The redevelopment of office buildings for residential use is boosting rents for remaining office properties.
Apr 27, 2018
SOURCE: Wall Street Journal
Westchester Office Rents Hit a 15-Year High featured image.
Westchester Office Rents Hit a 15-Year High
According to CBRE’s industry-leading Westchester/Fairfield County office market report, adaptive re-purposing has removed older, often vacant office product from the market, leading to reduced availability and rising asking rents in Westchester County.
SOURCE: CBRE
In Tuesday's Special Election, All Eyes on Westchester featured image.
In Tuesday's Special Election, All Eyes on Westchester
Special elections to fill open legislative seats rarely attract much notice, but Jessica Su says the candidates for state senate in Westchester are filling up her mailbox with flyers.
Apr 23, 2018
SOURCE: WNYC-AM
REMARKS OF THE WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION TO THE NEW YORK STATE BUDGET FORUM (February 18, 2020) featured image.
REMARKS OF THE WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION TO THE NEW YORK STATE BUDGET FORUM (February 18, 2020)
We await the findings of the Medicaid Redesign Team and we are dedicated to working with our State representatives to ensure that the team’s recommendations do not unduly burden Westchester’s health systems or place patients and others in need at unnecessary risk.
MICHAEL N. ROMITA, DYNAMIC BUSINESS LEADER WITH EXTENSIVE PUBLIC POLICY EXPERTISE, NAMED AS NEXT PRESIDENT/CEO OF THE WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION featured image.
MICHAEL N. ROMITA, DYNAMIC BUSINESS LEADER WITH EXTENSIVE PUBLIC POLICY EXPERTISE, NAMED AS NEXT PRESIDENT/CEO OF THE WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION
William P. Harrington, Jr., Chairman of the Westchester County Association (WCA), announced today that Michael N. Romita will become the next President & CEO of the WCA, the County’s leading economic development and business advocacy organization, effective March 1, 2020.
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION APPOINTS TWELVE NEW BOARD MEMBERS AND NEW VICE CHAIR featured image.
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION APPOINTS TWELVE NEW BOARD MEMBERS AND NEW VICE CHAIR
The Westchester County Association (WCA) – Westchester’s leading economic development and business advocacy organization – today announced the appointment of twelve new members to its board of directors, a new vice chair of its board of directors, and three board members to its executive committee.
Experts to Share Innovative Solutions to Employer Recruitment and Retention Challenges at Regional Workforce Development Summit January 16, 2020 in Tarrytown featured image.
Experts to Share Innovative Solutions to Employer Recruitment and Retention Challenges at Regional Workforce Development Summit January 16, 2020 in Tarrytown
Nationally-renowned experts and local stakeholders will convene to discuss innovative solutions to the region’s employer recruitment and retention challenges at the Westchester County Association’s (WCA) first-ever Regional Workforce Development Summit, to be held at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, NY, on Thursday, January 16th at 8 a.m.
WCA Will Name John Ritacco as Interim President/CEO as Search for New Leader Progresses featured image.
WCA Will Name John Ritacco as Interim President/CEO as Search for New Leader Progresses
William P. Harrington, Chairman of the Westchester County Association (WCA), announced today that John E. Ritacco, a financial services executive who was the former President and CEO of CMS Bancorp Inc., a publicly traded financial institution, will be appointed as Interim President/CEO of the WCA, effective January 1, 2020, as the search for a new leader progresses. Ritacco will remain in the position until a successor to William M.  Mooney, Jr., the current President and CEO, is found.
Nov 6, 2019
WCA Begins Active Search to Fill Position of President & CEO featured image.
WCA Begins Active Search to Fill Position of President & CEO
County’s leading business advocacy association embarks on a vigorous process to find its new leader as economic activity burgeons in the region.
Sep 23, 2019
Toasting to a Healthy Westchester Dinner featured image.
Toasting to a Healthy Westchester Dinner
Westchester County Association hosts annual wine pairing dinner to support healthcare advocacy initiatives
Sep 6, 2019
Talent Development Professional Jason Chapin Joins WCA featured image.
Talent Development Professional Jason Chapin Joins WCA
White Plains, N.Y. (July 22, 2019) – Jason Chapin has joined the Westchester County Association (WCA) as Director of Workforce Development. Before joining WCA, Mr. Chapin coordinated and managed federal, state and foundation grants for The City University of New York, The State University of New York and The WorkPlace, a nationally recognized not-for-profit based in Connecticut. In addition, he has managed state-wide education, training and employment programs in New York and Connecticut that have served more than 25,000 adults and their families.
Jul 22, 2019
WCA Hosts Third Annual Real Estate Summit to Discuss Development Projects, Energy’s Future and Economic Incentives featured image.
WCA Hosts Third Annual Real Estate Summit to Discuss Development Projects, Energy’s Future and Economic Incentives
Westchester County Association (WCA) brought together nearly 300 regional leaders in commercial and residential real estate, as well as government and planning officials and community organizations, for its 3rd Annual Real Estate Summit
May 14, 2019
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