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Bill Mooney named one of Westchester's Top Power 50 featured image.
Bill Mooney named one of Westchester's Top Power 50
In this special issue of City & State, we take a closer look at the lesser-known – but no less influential – movers and shakers of Westchester County. Since we cover politicians on a day-to-day basis, we limited this list to those who are not strictly in government but instead influence it from the outside.
Sep 17, 2018
Westchester biz group rebrands ahead of major economic development push featured image.
Westchester biz group rebrands ahead of major economic development push
The Westchester County Association (WCA) has completed a transition from a business membership organization to an economic development entity. In a press release announcing a rebranding, the 70-year-old group said the move would better reflect its policy and “action-oriented identity.”
Sep 12, 2018
SOURCE: Real Estate Weekly
WCA Rebrands Itself For First Time Since 1950 featured image.
WCA Rebrands Itself For First Time Since 1950
On Sept. 10, to better reflect its policy and action-oriented identity, the WCA unveiled its first major brand realignment since its founding in 1950.
Sep 11, 2018
SOURCE: Daily Voice
WCA Realigns Brand Ahead Of Major Economic Development Push featured image.
WCA Realigns Brand Ahead Of Major Economic Development Push
The WCA has completed a years-long transition from a leading business membership organization to Westchester’s most powerful economic development entity.
Sep 11, 2018
SOURCE: City Biz List
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 COUNTY ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF  HEALTHCARE TALENT PIPELINE PROGRAM featured image.
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). Conceived by the WCA, the HTPP will help relieve the regional workplace challenges faced by our hospitals and medical groups by recruiting and training 100 job seekers and incumbent works for high-demand healthcare jobs.
Feb 25, 2022
Businesses, Construction Trades, Real Estate, and Nonprofits Join to Advocate for Statewide Solutions to our Housing Crisis featured image.
Businesses, Construction Trades, Real Estate, and Nonprofits Join to Advocate for Statewide Solutions to our Housing Crisis
White Plains, N.Y. (February 7, 2022) – 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. These organizations represent an array of interests throughout the Hudson Valley, and they call upon government leaders to pass legislation which expands housing supply and benefits our economy, our workforce, and our communities.
Feb 7, 2022
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS SHARE GROWTH OF Y-ZONE PILOT AT PRESS CONFERENCE IN YONKERS, NY featured image.
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
SOURCE: Westchester County Association
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION CELEBRATED ANNUAL FALL LEADERSHIP EVENT: DRIVING WESTCHESTER FORWARD featured image.
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 featured image.
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION ELECTS SUSAN FOX, CEO AND PRESIDENT OF WHITE PLAINS HOSPITAL, AS BOARD CHAIR
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. She will step up from her current role as Vice Chair to spearhead innovative ways the WCA can continue to make an impact on economic vitality throughout Westchester County and the surrounding region. Ms. Fox will begin her tenure as Chairperson of the WCA beginning on January 1, 2022.
Sep 23, 2021
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION & NONPROFIT WESTCHESTER  TO HOST VIRTUAL CONVERSATION WITH U.S. SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND featured image.
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 featured image.
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 featured image.
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 featured image.
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 featured image.
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