In a recent opinion piece for The Journal News, Marissa Brett, WCA president, touted the specialized job training being provided by the WCA's new Hudson Valley Workforce Academy as one way to help drive economic recovery and vitality in the region.
Westchester County hospitals and providers have traditionally provided world-class care and now they are about to take a great leap forward, notes Marissa Brett, WCA president, in a featured column on the state of Westchester's healthcare sector in the Aug. 25 edition of the Westchester County Business Journal...
William P. Harrington, Chairman of the Westchester County Association (WCA), announced today that Marissa Brett has been named President of the Westchester County Association, effective June 1, 2014. For the past three years, Ms. Brett served as executive director of the WCA and director of the BLUEPRINT for Westchester, the WCA’s dynamic economic development initiative to drive innovation and attract and retain business in Westchester County and the region. William Mooney, Jr., will remain as CEO of the WCA.
Westchester County is one of the hottest healthcare growth sectors in the nation. Major providers like Montefiore Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and New York Presbyterian have expanded here, complementing Westchester’s already substantial healthcare network. And with a 4,500 square foot biotech incubator opening this spring at New York Medical College, tech giants like IBM and Regeneron expanding, plus a growing roster of biotech companies like Acorda Therapeutics and Histogenetics, Westchester County and its $15 billion healthcare industry have captured the nation’s eye.