Imagine being out of work for over two years, with bills to pay. We hope you’ll never have to experience this nightmare. But for tens of thousands in the Hudson Valley, that nightmare is a reality. But an inventive partnership between Westchester County Association, the Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board, and the U.S. Department of Labor called the Jobs Waiting program, seeks to retrain 500 of the region’s long-term unemployed to obtain skills in one of our hottest sectors: healthcare.
As renters look for less expensive options outside of New York City, the real estate development community is seeing new opportunity in Westchester County. Demand for apartments in the county’s urban areas is growing, fueling new investment in rental projects, especially along train lines.
The future looks bright for Westchester County in 2016, but there’s work to be done to spur further economic growth, said panelists at the Westchester County Association’s Economic Forecast Breakfast on January 7, which attracted over 300 business leaders who gained a deeper understanding of global, national, and local trends driving the economy in the year ahead.
When a Realtor tells you a house has “good bones,” it means the house is well structured. It may need a little work, but you have a solid framework on which
to build. Well, Westchester has great bones. And the building has begun in earnest. By our rough count, more than 50 major real estate projects have been proposed, started, or recently completed in the county.