Economic Development

  • Broadband Spurs Major Investment

  • JUN 03, 2016 | 0 COMMENTS

  • Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke Offers Westchester Advice on Building Better Digital Infrastructure

    Chattanooga, Tennessee was the first city in the nation to offer citywide gigabit Internet service, offering residents and businesses ultra high-speed internet that transfers data at one gigabit per second—about 100 times faster than the average national speed, according to the city's chief, Mayor Andy Berke. We sat down with him after our Westchester: County of Tomorrow conference to learn how this fast fiber optic network spurred business investment, helped to bridge the digital divide, creating a fairer city and thriving innovation economy. Watch our interview here!

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  • Kaplowitz Concerned About Status of Westchester County's Triple A Credit Rating


  • He Says There's "No Wiggle Room if County Revenue Projections Fall Short"

    The BLUEPRINT for Advocacy Committee met last week and Mike Kaplowitz (D), chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, was the newly formed committee's first guest. The BLUEPRINT for Advocacy Committee is an outgrowth of the former Call-to-Action Committee. Kaplowitz explained to two dozen attendees how the new budget would work and also provided some behind-the-scenes insight about the County's budget process and 2016 forecast.

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  • New Rochelle Shows Bold Vision

  • MAR 04, 2016 | 0 COMMENTS

  • Thriving City Center Is Key to Strong Regional Economy, Bramson Says

    In his State of the City address, Mayor Noam Bramson pledged to implement his city’s visionary plan, the most ambitious downtown development plan in Westchester and the region. He and members of the City Council unveiled developer RDRXR's plans for a 28-story, mixed-use development in downtown New Rochelle, the first of many new projects to be constructed there in the near future. He also announced part of the City of New Rochelle’s master plan to transform the city into a dynamic urban center.... 

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