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The Y-Zone: A Digital Opportunity Zone Offering Free Internet Access featured image.
The Y-Zone: A Digital Opportunity Zone Offering Free Internet Access
Located along the Hudson River, Yonkers is the gateway between New York City and the Hudson Valley. Through Project OVERCOME, the leaders of the digital opportunity zone known as Yonkers Zone, or Y-Zone, will provide free Internet access to approximately 250-350 households in downtown Yonkers using spectrum in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) frequency band. The team is comprised of leaders from the Westchester County Association, City of Yonkers, STEM Alliance, Yonkers Partnership in Education (YPIE), Fordham University and Westhab.
Oct 6, 2021
White Plains Hospital CEO Susan Fox elected WCA chairperson featured image.
White Plains Hospital CEO Susan Fox elected WCA chairperson
At the most recent meeting of the Westchester County Association on Sept. 23, Susan Fox was elected chairperson of the board of directors.
Sep 24, 2021
Our regional jobs recovery needs your support. Here's why | Opinion featured image.
Our regional jobs recovery needs your support. Here's why | Opinion
September is National Workforce Development Month, which was created to raise awareness about the importance of developing a robust and highly skilled workforce for the benefit of both the local and national economy.
Sep 14, 2021
White Plains' move for Platinum Mile' to shift to residential faces backlash featured image.
White Plains' move for Platinum Mile' to shift to residential faces backlash
Known as one of Westchester County's most recognizable strips of office buildings, Westchester Avenue's future appears to be less a hub for white-collar workers and more for residential and beyond.
Aug 16, 2021
WCA receives Best of Business Award - Business Organization featured image.
WCA receives Best of Business Award - Business Organization
Westchester County Association's mantra to be the region's leading economic-development and business-advocacy organization was evident during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sep 24, 2021
Sustainability priorities can usher in new business opportunities, strategies featured image.
Sustainability priorities can usher in new business opportunities, strategies
In the private sector, corporate sustainability is no longer a peripheral interest to be addressed with platitudes or tertiary pilot projects. Organizations that continue to ignore the impacts of climate change and other aspects of social responsibility in their core strategic planning increasingly do so at their own peril.
Jul 21, 2021
SOURCE: Westchester County Business Journal
'Welcome Home Westchester' campaign launched to address housing crisis featured image.
'Welcome Home Westchester' campaign launched to address housing crisis
A new effort by a coalition of organizations and businesses to address what is described as "the housing crisis in Westchester" was launched June 24 with a news conference in front of the Regent Street Senior Apartments in Port Chester.
Jun 25, 2021
SOURCE: Westchester County Business Journal
Westchester Geopossibilities Tool featured image.
Westchester Geopossibilities Tool
A new online resource enables Westchester County property owners to easily assess the feasibility of geothermal heating and cooling for any building or property in the County.
Jul 19, 2021
SOURCE: Yonkers Times
Welcome Home Westchester Campaign Launched to Combat Housing Shortage in Westchester County featured image.
Welcome Home Westchester Campaign Launched to Combat Housing Shortage in Westchester County
“At the Westchester County Association, we are pleased to be working with Tim Foley and the Building and Realty Institute on its Welcome Home Westchester campaign. The WCA has identified the shortage of affordable housing as one of our region’s principal economic challenges and last year we revised our Real Estate Policy Playbook to include a separate section on this issue,” Michael Romita, president & CEO of Westchester County Association said. “Adequate housing impacts directly the availability of a skilled local workforce for our businesses and nonprofits. It is not simply that there is not enough residential real estate. It is that the cost of housing is fast becoming out of reach for middle-class families. That threatens the long-term health of our economy. The BRI has heard the call and are helping take on this challenge.”
Jun 25, 2021
SOURCE: Real Estate In-Depth
The List: 28 Names You Need to Know in Business featured image.
The List: 28 Names You Need to Know in Business
WCA's President & CEO Michael Romita and Chairman William Harrington are featured as two of the top names you need to know to do business in Westchester.
Jun 9, 2021
SOURCE: 914Inc
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
WESTCHESTER’S TOP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP EYES NEW LEADER featured image.
WESTCHESTER’S TOP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP EYES NEW LEADER
The Westchester County Association (WCA), Westchester’s most powerful economic development organization, has embarked on a search for a new leader to succeed longtime president and CEO William Mooney Jr., a giant in the region’s business and banking communities whose storied career has spanned more than 50 years.
Oct 29, 2018
WCA realigns brand ahead of major economic development push featured image.
WCA realigns brand ahead of major economic development push
To better reflect its policy- and action-oriented identity, the Westchester County Association (WCA) today unveiled its first major brand realignment since it was founded in 1950.
Sep 10, 2018
Jobs Waiting Program Makes 300th Hire featured image.
Jobs Waiting Program Makes 300th Hire
Westchester County Executive George Latimer, Congresswoman Nita Lowey, and the WCA announce the 300th job placement for a federally-funded workforce program.
Jun 18, 2018
Five Ways to Rein in Health Insurance Rates featured image.
Five Ways to Rein in Health Insurance Rates
The WCA calls for statewide implementation of five measures designed to rein in ever-rising insurance costs and increase the efficiency of our healthcare delivery system.
Jun 11, 2018
The WCA Hosts 2nd Annual Real Estate Summit featured image.
The WCA Hosts 2nd Annual Real Estate Summit
Over 250 business and municipal leaders gathered to address the future of commercial and residential real estate in Westchester.
May 24, 2018
WCA Calls for New York State Land Use Reforms in Effort to Spur Economic Development featured image.
WCA Calls for New York State Land Use Reforms in Effort to Spur Economic Development
The Westchester County Association issued a call for much-needed reforms to New York State’s outdated land use regulations: a move intended to bolster smart growth across the county.
May 14, 2018
Photos: WCA Hosts Conversation with 37th State Senate District Candidates featured image.
Photos: WCA Hosts Conversation with 37th State Senate District Candidates
The Westchester County Association hosted a candid conversation with 37th State Senate District hopefuls: Democrat Shelley Mayer and Republican Julie Killian Wednesday.
Apr 19, 2018