At a joint press conference in Yonkers today, Bill Mooney, President and CEO of the Westchester County Association announced the WCA’s support of Mayor Mike Spano's bold $2 billion redevelopment plan to rebuild and renovate all 39 schools in the City of Yonkers in order to create a modern, healthy learning environment for the city’s students. Mike Spano, Mayor of the City of Yonkers, embarked on the “Rebuild Yonkers Schools” campaign in response to the school’s aging and crumbling infrastructure and overcrowded classrooms, some of which have been carved out of unused closet and basement space. Nine of the district’s schools are over 100 years old, and many others are over 75.
Chattanooga, Tennessee was the first city in the nation to offer citywide gigabit Internet service, offering residents and businesses ultra high-speed internet that transfers data at one gigabit per second—about 100 times faster than the average national speed, according to the city's chief, Mayor Andy Berke. We sat down with him after our Westchester: County of Tomorrow conference to learn how this fast fiber optic network spurred business investment, helped to bridge the digital divide, creating a fairer city and thriving innovation economy. Watch our interview here!
In case you missed it, or you just want to remember it, now you can view some of the thought-provoking presentations by national experts in innovation, transportation, economic development, and public-private partnerships, at the WCA's sold-out conference "Westchester: County of Tomorrow," held on April 29....
The future of Smart Growth in Westchester County began on April 29 in earnest as leaders from various business, government, nonprofit, and financial sectors convened at the Westchester County Association’s (WCA) sold-out conference, “Westchester: County of Tomorrow.” Provocative speakers from New York City, Austin, Chattanooga, and Raleigh explained...
Here's your chance to brush up on Big Data and Healthcare Analytics! Back by popular demand, The Hudson Valley Workforce Academy is offering its previously sold-out course--Healthcare Analytics. This course focuses on the rich clinical and business sources of ‘Big Data’ available in the healthcare industry. Participants will learn the value of using data to make informed business decisions in the areas of operations management, planning, and strategic initiatives.
The course is designed for healthcare managers with little-to-no experience with analytics, and will be taught by various faculty and industry experts over a 5-week period at 1133 Westchester Avenue in White Plains, running Wednesdays June 29, 2016 through July 27, 2016.
Classes will explore specific topics such as the difficulties of managing and building data environments; the use of value-added classification systems; and the queries upon which decision support, epidemiology, and research capabilities are built. The fee is $595 per participant for this 5-week session.