Over 250 WCA members and friends turned out for cocktails and conversation at "Connecting Westchester," the Westchester County Association's annual summer reception—the networking party of the season! Held at the Tappan Hill Mansion, the event was sponsored by Abigail Kirsch Catering Relationships, Another 9, J.D. Moschitto & Associates, Inc., NYU Stern School of Business, People's United Bank, and Wells Fargo Bank N.A.
A five-story hotel in Tuckahoe, a mixed-use shopping, housing and entertainment complex in Dobbs Ferry, and a White Plains office building are on track for development, supported by incentives approved by the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) last week. The three major economic development projects will create more than 940 new permanent positions and 725 construction jobs, according to county officials. The IDA approved over $3.3 million in tax exemptions for the projects.
Health innovation is huge news in Westchester County. In recent weeks, we’ve heard about new investigative research for advanced-stage breast cancer taking place at Northern Westchester Hospital; revolutionary work at the new Montefiore Einstein Center for the Aging Brain that’s changing our understanding of how degenerative dementia and other age-related neurological diseases begin; and, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals announced positive results for drug trials involving patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis. This is but the tip of the iceberg, according to WCA president, Marissa Brett.
In a special statement issued this week about the $511 million low-interest loan issued by New York State to the Thruway Authority for environmental remediation in conjunction with the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, William M. Mooney, Jr., CEO of the Westchester County Association, said that protecting taxpayers while also protecting the environment is a win-win.
New Rochelle’s vision for the future is clear: to be a major player in Westchester’s and New York’s regional economy. In the past few weeks, city officials have heard dynamic new proposals for the development of its Echo Bay Waterfront, as well as announced a request for qualifications for a master developer who would take on the redesign and development of two clusters in the city’s downtown area. In his announcement, Mayor Noam Bramson called the City of New Rochelle “the next big opportunity.” WCA President Marissa Brett, agreed, noting the city’s tremendous assets…