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Westchester Officials Hope to Boost Development with New Zoning Playbook featured image.
Westchester Officials Hope to Boost Development with New Zoning Playbook
The WCA has teamed with Pace University's Land Use Law Center to put together the Land Use Development Playbook, a set of resources, policy suggestions, and process outlines to assist the county's towns and cities in updating their procedures.
Feb 12, 2018
SOURCE: Bisnow
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Amazon Narrows HQ2 List: New York Among the Choices
The New York City metro area, including the Hudson Valley, is among the list of 20 potential sites for Amazon's HQ2, potentially impacting the region's economy in a big way.
Jan 18, 2018
SOURCE: The Journal News
Nonprofits Brace for Economic Impact from Tax Law Changes featured image.
Nonprofits Brace for Economic Impact from Tax Law Changes
William Mooney, president and CEO of the Westchester County Association, said the new tax plan could increase pressure on local governments to supplement programs that nonprofits might no longer be able to fund.
Jan 11, 2018
SOURCE: Westchester County Business Journal
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Latimer Addresses Business Leaders at WCA Breakfast
County Executive George Latimer gave his first address to Westchester's business community Wednesday morning.
Jan 11, 2018
SOURCE: The Daily Voice
Latimer Strikes Optimistic Tone to Business Leaders Amid Challenges featured image.
Latimer Strikes Optimistic Tone to Business Leaders Amid Challenges
Elected officials in Westchester County “no longer have the luxury of partisanship,” new Democratic County Executive George Latimer said Wednesday morning at the Westchester County Association’s annual breakfast.
Jan 10, 2018
SOURCE: Westchester County Business Journal
Westchester Executive Discusses County’s Development with Business Community featured image.
Westchester Executive Discusses County’s Development with Business Community
Members of the Westchester County Association applauded new County Executive George Latimer at its 22nd annual breakfast at the Westchester Marriott Wednesday morning.
Jan 10, 2018
SOURCE: FiOS1 News - Lower Hudson Valley
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Westchester Community College Labor Contracts on Road to Approval
Westchester Community College teachers and civil service workers are on their way to getting new labor contracts after years of working under expired deals.
Jan 10, 2018
SOURCE: The Journal News
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Getting in on the Ground Floor
With New Rochelle’s master plan now in motion, brokers are looking to entice retailers back downtown — with the help of millennials, of course.
Jan 4, 2018
SOURCE: The Real Deal
Westchester County Association Holds Its 67th Fall Leadership Dinner featured image.
Westchester County Association Holds Its 67th Fall Leadership Dinner
The Westchester County Association (WCA) held its 67th Fall Leadership Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Westchester Marriott at 670 White Plains Rd.
Dec 19, 2017
SOURCE: New York Real Estate Journal
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Business community talks smart growth, honors leaders at WCA event
Opportunities for growth abound for suburban markets like Westchester County, said RXR Realty Chairman and CEO Scott Rechler during the Westchester County Association’s Fall Leadership Dinner.
Nov 17, 2017
SOURCE: Westchester County Business 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