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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.
On the heels of our groundbreaking conference, “Westchester: County of Tomorrow,” the Westchester County Association is spearheading Smart Growth to bring to Westchester County high speed broadband, innovation districts, and housing that’s affordable for the region’s workforce. To assist us, the WCA has hired Joan M. McDonald, former Commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation, and a nationally recognized expert in economic competitiveness, sustainable development and transportation solutions, to be a strategic advisor for The Blueprint for Smart Growth.
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...
Jerry Sanders is on to something. His company believes in Smart Transportation for Smart Cities, which led to the invention of a low-cost, elevated Personal Rapid Transportation system (PRT) to replace light rail. It might be just the thing to revolutionize rapid transit within Westchester’s cities or as a connector between one side of the county to the other.
New York City may be enjoying record success, but that very success – record population, record employment, record tourism – may do it in. “The greatest threat is the inability of the city to accommodate all of the growth that’s happening in a cost-effective way,” said Seth Pinsky, executive vice president of RXR Realty, at a BOMA luncheon on March 10.
New York City may be experiencing affordability issues, but that’s creating an incredible opportunity for the suburbs, he believes. “What’s happening is there are too many people trying to live in desirable locations with an urban feel that are proximate to all the advantages that NYC has to offer. We've seen this...
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