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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
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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
Collaboration May Be the Key to Fixing Rising Costs of Healthcare featured image.
Collaboration May Be the Key to Fixing Rising Costs of Healthcare
Five experts in the field of healthcare discussed the issues, complexities, and promise of healthcare in Westchester during a morning panel last week.
Apr 17, 2018
SOURCE: Westchester Magazine
New Employee Benefit: Help with the Student Loan Bill featured image.
New Employee Benefit: Help with the Student Loan Bill
College graduates are entering the workforce with student loan debt averaging about $35,000. Some are finding a new partner in paying those huge monthly bills: their employer.
Mar 1, 2018
SOURCE: Westchester County Business Journal
Westchester County Association, Pace Team up for Land Use ‘Playbook’ featured image.
Westchester County Association, Pace Team up for Land Use ‘Playbook’
As real estate developers eye projects such as mixed-use apartment buildings across Westchester County, it’s important that municipal zoning keeps up.
Feb 21, 2018
SOURCE: Westchester County Business Journal
Cuomo’s Vision to Link Long Island and Westchester Could Cost $55 Billion featured image.
Cuomo’s Vision to Link Long Island and Westchester Could Cost $55 Billion
The Democratic governor is calling for a bridge or tunnel to be constructed across Long Island Sound, connecting Suffolk and Nassau counties with Westchester County.
Feb 15, 2018
SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal
SURVEY FINDS MAJORITY ARE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT WESTCHESTER’S ECONOMIC FUTURE AND ANTICIPATE ONE-TO-THREE YEAR PANDEMIC RECOVERY PERIOD featured image.
SURVEY FINDS MAJORITY ARE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT WESTCHESTER’S ECONOMIC FUTURE AND ANTICIPATE ONE-TO-THREE YEAR PANDEMIC RECOVERY PERIOD
Optimism for Westchester’s economic future, combined with a sense that the region’s financial recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will take between one and three years, are among the key findings from a public survey conducted by the Westchester County Association (WCA), the results of which were announced today. The survey also found that healthcare, entrepreneurship, higher education and hospitality are among the most important industry sectors to the region’s economic future, while high taxes, unemployment, broadband/digital technology, and affordable housing are key economic issues moving forward.
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION AND WESTFAIR COMMUNICATIONS LAUNCH LIVE VIDEO CHAT SERIES:  “BUSINESS INSIGHTS” featured image.
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION AND WESTFAIR COMMUNICATIONS LAUNCH LIVE VIDEO CHAT SERIES: “BUSINESS INSIGHTS”
The “Business Insights” live video series will feature hosts from the WCA and Westfair Communications interviewing business leaders from throughout the region and discussing topics related to the challenges and opportunities organizations are encountering. Episodes will stream live on the WCA’s Facebook Page, LinkedIn Page, and YouTube Channel, and also on Westfair Communications’ website, Facebook Page, LinkedIn Page, and YouTube Channel, and be available for on-demand viewing.
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION’S POST PANDEMIC WORKING GROUP TO HOST VIRTUAL EVENT SERIES:  “BEST PRACTICES FOR REOPENING WESTCHESTER” featured image.
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION’S POST PANDEMIC WORKING GROUP TO HOST VIRTUAL EVENT SERIES: “BEST PRACTICES FOR REOPENING WESTCHESTER”
The “Best Practices for Reopening Westchester” online event series will support the ongoing efforts of the WCA’s Post-Pandemic Working Group (PPWG) to rebuild a stronger and more resilient economy for the region.
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES POST-PANDEMIC WORKING GROUP TO FOSTER ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND LONG TERM PROSPERITY featured image.
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES POST-PANDEMIC WORKING GROUP TO FOSTER ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND LONG TERM PROSPERITY
The Post-Pandemic Working Group is pursuing a comprehensive and cooperative approach to the region’s economic development challenges that were both created and made more apparent by the coronavirus crisis. It will cultivate and advance a series of legislative, regulatory, and developmental priorities focused not just on getting our economy restarted but also making sure it grows stronger and more resilient for the long term.
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