WESTCHESTER COUNTY ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES POST-PANDEMIC WORKING GROUP TO FOSTER ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND LONG TERM PROSPERITY

White Plains, NY (April 28, 2020) – The Westchester County Association (WCA), the region’s leading economic development and business advocacy organization, today announced the launch of a Post-Pandemic Working Group (PPWG), a select committee of business, nonprofit, and academic leaders who are working collaboratively to foster economic recovery and prosperity in the region.

 

The PPWG is pursuing a comprehensive and cooperative approach to the region’s economic development challenges that were both created and made more apparent by the coronavirus crisis. It will cultivate and advance a series of legislative, regulatory, and developmental priorities focused not just on getting our economy restarted but also making sure it grows stronger and more resilient for the long term.

 

Members of the PPWG steering committee reflect the essential need for broad representation of the region’s businesses and non-profit organizations, including local leaders from Nonprofit Westchester, BCM Corp., Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, CBRE, Cuddy & Feder LLP, Entergy, Mercy College, Simone Healthcare Development, Sterling National Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Rand Commercial, Suburban Hospital Alliance of New York State, and White Plains Hospital.

 

“The Westchester County Association is building a team of innovative, dedicated leaders who are sharing insights and ideas to advance initiatives that will help our region to rebuild a stronger and more resilient economy. We need to address not just how we reopen the economy but also how best to position Westchester and the surrounding region going forward. We need to take the long view,” said Michael N. Romita, president and chief executive officer of the WCA.

 

Jan Fisher, executive director of Nonprofit Westchester, agreed. “This coalescing of nonprofit and business communities, collaborating to develop solutions to the challenges we’re all facing together, is exactly what is needed to chart a course forward that will help keep our communities healthy and safe, and get our economy moving again,” she said.

 

The Westchester County Association (www.westchester.org) is the preeminent business leadership organization serving Westchester County and the region. The Association is committed to Smart Growth, business advocacy and economic vitality, and to providing a strong and clear voice for the interests of business. Its key objectives are to promote positive economic development in the region, foster business development, and provide its members with access to and interaction with key public and private sector individuals, agencies, and organizations.

 

For more information about the Westchester County Association, visit www.westchester.org.