• Gillibrand Talks Tech: 'Westchester Has a Bright Future'

  • JULY 23, 2012 | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, GOVERNMENT REFORM, INT'L BUSINESS, REAL ESTATE, REGULATORY ISSUES, US GOV'T

  • Senator Meets With Westchester County Association Membership, Talks Future Industry

  • Business leaders welcomed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at an exclusive meeting with members of the Westchester County Association on July 23, at which she said that two of her priorities were to transform New York State into a... 


    Robert P. Weisz, president, RPW Group; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY); and William Harrington, Esq., chairman, The Westchester County Association.

    ...technology leader, and to make sure that Westchester has the tools to advance business. “Westchester has a very strong future,” she said at the breakfast meeting, which was held at 800 Westchester Avenue. Citing the success of Regeneron, the opening of Acorda Therapeutics, and New York Medical College’s biopharmaceutical incubator, the Senator noted that “we have a great opportunity to advance manufacturing in bio tech, high tech, nano tech, and energy tech... [as it] is far more efficient to manufacture here as opposed to outsourcing to China...New York is well poised to be the next high-tech capital of the world.”

    She also expressed interest in creating an Infrastructure Bank as specified in the Transportation Bill. “A board would review and identify long-term large scale projects,” she explained. “It could be a quintessential public-private partnership, where private equity, life insurance, and pension funds could place long term investment for anything that would be revenue generating -- sewer systems, high speed rail, a new electric grid –projects that would also create opportunity for investors. It would take a trillion dollars off the sidelines of our economy and put it into our economy in a way that provides opportunity, growth, and would generate jobs.”

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