A new Steering Committee for the Westchester County Association’s Smart Growth for Gigabit initiative was announced today by William M. Mooney, Jr., President and CEO of the Westchester County Association.
The Committee will oversee bringing gigabit-speed broadband to Westchester, beginning with its four largest cities, by giving guidance to the effort, as well as raising seed funding to pave the way for this needed infrastructure.
The committee is comprised of “some of the most informed, respected, and enterprising individuals in our midst,” Mr. Mooney said in his announcement. Mr. Mooney said that the Committee held its first meeting and anticipates that in May, an RFP for a national consultant to assess the county’s current infrastructure, market realities, and help determine the best course of action to bring gigabit broadband into the county will be issued.
As Washington D.C. churns and burns, do you find yourself glued to the tube (or phone) these days? The news is interesting, for sure. The big question is What does it all mean for Westchester? What legislation will go? What will stay?
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.
The gloves were off at the WCA’s annual Breakfast with the County Executive when Westchester County Executive Rob Astorio took on what he described as the “fake news coming out of Albany.” But all was not contentious; the Smart Growth panel that followed Astorino’s State-of-the-County address, projected an optimistic picture of growth for Westchester in 2017. Here are the highlights:
HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS COURSE
This unique 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.Designed for healthcare managers with little-to-no experience with analytics, and will be taught by expert faculty and industry professionals in the region over a 5-week period.
Central Westchester location at 1133 Westchester Avenue in White Plains, running Wednesday nights from Feb 8 through March 8. 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.