(August 25, 2017) ...Tonight, the first of two 4-lane spans of the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will open, replacing the former Tappan Zee. This project is one of the largest in the nation and the biggest in the history of the New York State Thruway Authority. By improving our infrastructure, both digital and physical, New York State -- and Westchester, in particular -- we are putting ourselves on an important economic trajectory forward.
As Transit Oriented Development and Westchester’s healthcare, life sciences and biotech industries proliferate, people are taking notice.
According to a report in this week’s Bloomberg News, since 2011, developers have built or proposed over four dozen residential and commercial projects in Westchester, which now is focused on smart city sustainable growth and high-speed broadband. A little over 11,200 apartments within a half-mile of a Metro-North station are planned or have been built, and commercial projects are on the rise. "Westchester [is trying] to attract a new type of office tenant and resident," wrote David Levitt.
Joan M. McDonald, Project Director of the Westchester County Association’s Smart City for Gigabit Initiative, will moderate a panel “Cities Ask for Help: Managing the RFP Process” at the Gigabit City Summit in Kansas City, August 1-3, 2017 to which the WCA is sending a contingent. The summit is expected to attract 350 leaders from across the nation who either have built or are planning to build out gigabit fiber networks in their respective cities.
The Westchester County Association has planted the flag for a new Westchester! Business, municipalities, and nonprofit leadersip are backing our new Blueprint for Smart Growth to redirect our economic future. Westchester is on the cusp of becoming a magnet for talent and entrepreneurship, as well as innovation and business expansion. Find out how the seeds we've planted and continue to plant for the future are beginning to grow. Read the report here.
The gloves were off at the WCA’s annual Breakfast with the County Executive when Westchester County Executive Rob Astorio took on what he described as the “fake news coming out of Albany.” But all was not contentious; the Smart Growth panel that followed Astorino’s State-of-the-County address, projected an optimistic picture of growth for Westchester in 2017. Here are the highlights: