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The Rent is Too Damn High. Blame the Suburbs.
Long Island and Westchester build housing at some of the lowest rates of any suburban area in the country, fueling high rents and home prices across the region.
Oct 6, 2022
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Op-ed: We need to face climate change's economic realities
The newly passed federal Inflation Reduction Act, a climate, health and tax measure, will bolster New York's efforts to aggressively reduce carbon emissions under the state's own landmark 2019 Climate Act. Some in the business community have been slow to embrace the pathway to a clean-energy economy. They view New York's ambitious road map as impractical, unrealistic and threatening to the state's economic future. However, indictments of the council's work coupled with calls to amend the underlying state statute are shortsighted and misdirected. Either we face the economic realities of climate change and address them head-on or we pay an even greater price in the long run.
Sep 8, 2022
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Bona Fide Masks emphasizes trustworthy distribution in a confusing marketplace
Since the Covid-19 pandemic took root in 2020, Bona Fide Masks has provided national distribution of masks direct from manufacturers Powecom, DemeTECH, Chengde and Harley.
Sep 5, 2022
NY's climate goals need the business community's cooperation — not condemnation | Opinion featured image.
NY's climate goals need the business community's cooperation — not condemnation | Opinion
The newly passed federal Inflation Reduction Act, also known as the Climate, Health, and Tax Bill, brings an end to decades of national legislative inaction on climate change.
Aug 10, 2022
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Sustaining enthusiasm for sustainability
The Harvard Business School defines sustainability in business as doing business without negatively impacting the environment, community or society as a whole. For the Westchester County Association (WCA), sustainability no longer is something its members can afford to keep off their radar screens and deal with only when unavoidable.
Aug 1, 2022
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Amendments to Allow Solar Energy Systems in White Plains Debated
Members of the public expressed both support and criticism for proposed amendments to White Plains’ zoning ordinance during a public hearing at the White Plains Common Council meeting on June 6. Michael Romita, President and CEO of the Westchester County Association, voiced his support for the proposed amendments to the ordinance, citing their forward-looking nature.
Jun 15, 2022
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The Clean Energy Economy is Hot For Westchester Job Prospect
With clean energy in the spotlight more and more, job opportunities in this sector look promising in Westchester and beyond.
Jul 7, 2022
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County Executives Are Upbeat in State of the County Messages
It may come as no surprise, but county executives in Westchester and the Hudson Valley have upbeat views of where their counties stand financially, in the recovery from Covid, as hosts to businesses and in helping residents enjoy the highest possible quality of life.
May 2, 2022
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Weathering the Storm: Westchester Grapples with Climate Consequences and Solutions
When Hurricane Ida smashed into Mamaroneck in September 2021, businesses across the town faced some of the worst flooding in living memory. "We had six feet of water in our two front buildings and four feet of water in our shop building," recalls Michael Murphy of Murphy Brothers Contracting, a 50-year-old, family-owned and Mamaroneck-based general contracting firm. "That storm was a monster."
May 1, 2022
It's a job-seekers market in the Lower Hudson Valley. Here's why and who's hiring. featured image.
It's a job-seekers market in the Lower Hudson Valley. Here's why and who's hiring.
Leslie Hollingsworth has 16 years of experience teaching third grade in New York City. She enjoyed the position — it’s easier to mold their minds in third grade, she said of teaching young children versus teenagers — but circumstances have led her back to the job market.
Apr 6, 2022

Press Releases

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
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
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
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
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
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
Photos: Westchester County Association Holds Forum On Rising Cost of Healthcare
America’s Chronic Condition: The Rising Cost of Your Healthcare was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown, NY as part of the WCA's ongoing All Access Healthcare Series.
Apr 12, 2018
Westchester County Association Appoints Three New Members to the Board of Directors
Joining the Board of Directors are Anthony Viceroy, CEO, WESTMED Medical Group, Marvin Krislov, president, Pace University, and Steven Parisi, vice president, Bronx/Westchester Electric Operations Consolidated Edison Company of New York.
Mar 19, 2018
Land Use Development Playbook Launched
The WCA launches an initiative with Pace University’s Land Use Law Center to design, validate and deploy land use policies and strategies to streamline and improve the planning, zoning and approval processes across municipalities in the county.
Feb 13, 2018
Photos: 67th Annual Fall Leadership Dinner
The Westchester County Association (WCA), Westchester’s preeminent business membership and advocacy organization, held its 67th Fall Leadership Dinner on Thursday, November 16 at the Westchester Marriott at 670 White Plains Road in Tarrytown.
Nov 21, 2017

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