Economic Development Task Force: This committee includes representatives from key private-sector economic engines and is focused on reinvigorating the county’s economic base through The Blueprint for Westchester initiative. Working collaboratively, we identify the issues affecting Westchester’s economic vitality and develop action steps to change the current landscape of our county to one of growth. In 2011, the committee:
Helped obtain funding for Biotech Incubator at NY Medical College;
Initiated the dialogue about SEQRA reform and repurposing of the I-287 corridor;
Testified at the Tappan Zee hearings that a new bridge must include a mass transit component and public-private partnerships.
Launched our Blueprint for Westchester campaign to revitalize the region's economy, provide jobs, address the 6 million square feet of empty office space, and stop the negative absorption rate.