Joins IBM and ITT in Commitment to Westchester; Brett Sees Economic Rebound
Westchester's economy is beginning to show new life, according to Marissa Brett, Executive Director for Economic Development at the Westchester County Association, who cites the recent commitment of Wilson Elser, one of the nation's largest law firms, to lease 125,000 square feet of class-A office space at 1133 Westchester Avenue, thus keeping 300 jobs in the county...
Inside IBM's Watson Laboratory in Yorktown Heights. IBM, along with Wilson Elser, Avon, and ITT have committed to invest in Westchester County in 2012. Credit: Venturebeat
"It's truly exciting to see Wilson Elser join IBM and ITT in making a commitment to remaining and doing business in Westchester County," said Brett, who is deeply involved with The Blueprint for Westchester campaign to retain and attract business to the county.
The WCA is actively working on all levels to make Westchester County and New York State more business-friendly in order to spur economic growth and job creation. This includes developing initiatives leading to modernizing infrastructure, regulatory reform, attracting new business, and repurposing vacant space.
"After years of witnessing business flight, we and others are taking a proactive and aggressive approach to stabilize the market and move forward with 21st century solutions," says Bill Mooney, president of the Westchester County Association.
For further information or to become involved in the Blueprint initiative, contact Marissa Brett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-948-6444.