Economic Development

  • WCA Awards Certificates to Grads of 'Managing the Customer Experience' Class of Hudson Valley Workforce Academy

  • JUN 29, 2015 | PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT | 0 COMMENTS

  • Academy Designed to Address a Critical Workforce Skills Gap and Help Fill 2,500+ Jobs in Region

    We may be living in a social media-driven marketplace, but personal interaction and customer experience are still critical to the success of any business, large or small. Yet customer service skills are often lacking in today’s workforce, according to Amy Allen, director of the WCA’s Hudson Valley Workforce Academy, created to address the acute gap in workforce skills and help fill 2,500+ jobs in the region. On June 24, the Academy awarded certificates to its latest crop of graduates, who completed the program’s second course, “Managing the Customer Experience.”   

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  • WCA Welcomes NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System to Westchester

  • JUN 26, 2015 | 0 COMMENTS

  • NYP Brings New Jobs and Complements the Region’s World-Class Care

    The sea change in Westchester County’s healthcare landscape over the past 12 months has been augmented by the notable partnerships established between NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and two community hospitals here: Bronxville’s Lawrence Hospital, and Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt. As Laura L. Forese, MD, MPH, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System put it: “We’re changing the way healthcare is delivered. Our new relationships offer opportunities to bring access to our world-class services in New York to the local communities.” 

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  • Where are the Hot Jobs? Healthcare IT!

  • JUN 18, 2015 | 0 COMMENTS

  • Panelists Reveal the Golden Opportunities at Health Tech ’15 Conference

    The healthcare IT jobs market is one of the hottest in the nation, claimed expert panelists who spoke on the “Hot Jobs in Life Sciences & Healthcare” panel, at the Westchester County Association’s Health Tech ’15 conference. They shared advice for breaking into, and developing a career, in healthcare and technology. The audience of over 200 recent graduates, current students, and professionals looking to change careers took careful notes. Just as important as a technical skill set, they emphasized, is having passion about what you do.    

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  • WCA: Public-Private Partnership a Win for Westchester

  • JUN 17, 2015 | 0 COMMENTS

  • Special Statement by Marissa Brett on New Management for Rye Playland

    “The Westchester County Association applauds Westchester County lawmakers for their unanimous approval of a new public-private partnership with Standard Amusements to operate and enhance Playland Amusement Park in Rye. The private management company’s considerable investment—over $22 million in the next five years—will enhance this historical venue, but more important, will relieve Westchester taxpayers of the losses suffered by the park and serve as a future revenue stream for the county. 

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