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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
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
Amazon Narrows HQ2 List: New York Among the Choices featured image.
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
Latimer Addresses Business Leaders at WCA Breakfast featured image.
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
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
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION TO HOST VIRTUAL WEBINAR  SPOTLIGHTING THE REGION’S GROWING BIOSCIENCE ECOSYSTEM featured image.
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION TO HOST VIRTUAL WEBINAR SPOTLIGHTING THE REGION’S GROWING BIOSCIENCE ECOSYSTEM
The Westchester County Association (WCA), in partnership with Westchester County’s Office of Economic Development, is hosting a free virtual webinar, All Access Healthcare: Spotlight on Westchester’s Bioscience Ecosystem, on February 11, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. EST. This event will showcase the growing bioscience ecosystem in the county and highlight why more life science companies are moving to Westchester County. Opening remarks will be made by Westchester County Executive George Latimer.
Feb 4, 2021
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION EXPANDS ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS  WITH THE APPOINTMENT OF FIVE NEW MEMBERS featured image.
WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION EXPANDS ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS WITH THE APPOINTMENT OF FIVE NEW MEMBERS
The Westchester County Association (WCA), Westchester’s leading economic development and business advocacy organization, today announced the appointment of five new members to its board of directors.
Jan 13, 2021