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Westchester represented in pro-housing group
“New York’s housing shortage is decades-long in the making and continues to be a serious impediment to economic growth and community vitality,” said Michael Romita, president and CEO of the WCA. “It is choking off upward mobility for our residents and is hurting our businesses.”
Jan 31, 2023
What’s Your Real Estate Niche in Westchester County? featured image.
What’s Your Real Estate Niche in Westchester County?
Says Michael Romita, WCA president and CEO, from healthcare workers to staff accountants to the people who make your morning latte, affordable housing “pretty much touches every single industry out there.”
Dec 30, 2022
Westchester County Executive George Latimer Signs the 2023 Westchester County Budget
WCA President & CEO Michael N. Romita said: “This is a solid and thoughtful budget. It includes a decrease in property taxes while boosting reserves.”
Dec 12, 2022
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WCA Honors Three Who Shape Westchester County's Economic Landscape
It was a night to reflect on leadership and legacies as the Westchester County Association held its 72nd annual dinner Nov. 17 in the ballroom of the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown.
Nov 28, 2022
These four strategies can help Westchester County create new affordable housing featured image.
These four strategies can help Westchester County create new affordable housing
Dear County Executive Latimer, Commissioner Drummond, Budget Director Soule, and Chair Borgia: Westchester’s housing shortage is decades-long in the making and continues to be a serious impediment to economic growth and community vitality. It remains a shared challenge for our businesses, nonprofits, workers, residents, and local municipalities.
Nov 11, 2022
The Rent is Too Damn High. Blame the Suburbs. featured image.
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
Op-ed: We need to face climate change's economic realities featured image.
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
Bona Fide Masks emphasizes trustworthy distribution in a confusing marketplace featured image.
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

Press Releases

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
George Latimer Makes First Appearance as County Executive
Incoming Westchester County Executive George Latimer addresses the Westchester County Association (WCA) at their 22nd annual breakfast event.
Nov 15, 2017
WCA Holds 67th Annual Fall Leadership Dinner
Westchester County Association holds 67th Annual Fall Leadership Dinner at Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown on November 16.
Oct 30, 2017
Region’s Top Healthcare Leaders and Key Strategists to Speak at Health Tech ’17 Conference
Health Tech ’17 will address the opioid crisis, cancer breakthroughs, telehealth and remote patient monitoring, and national healthcare policy as it relates to New York.
Aug 31, 2017
2017 Real Estate Summit – Transforming Westchester
The 2017 Real Estate Summit focuses on innovative planning for housing and commercial development, and the streamlining of cumbersome regulation so that projects can move at a pace that’s beneficial for municipalities and developers alike.
May 8, 2017
Westchester County Association Announces Partnership with Westchester Biotech Project
The Westchester County Association (WCA) announced its Community Partnership with the Westchester Biotech Project.
Apr 17, 2017

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