Economic Development

  • BLUEPRINT Accelerator Network Graduates First Company

  • FEB 10, 2015 | 0 COMMENTS

  • PlanGuru Enjoys Solid Growth with Help of WCA Accelerator to Spark Innovation Economy in Westchester

    Graduation Ceremony Held at 2015 Kickoff Meeting of Accelerate Westchester, WCA’s Entrepreneurial Networking Group
    At a special celebration Thursday evening, the Westchester County Association (WCA) feted PlanGuru, the first graduate of its BLUEPRINT Accelerator Network, and the business leaders who partner with the WCA to provide benefits to Accelerator network member companies. The Accelerator is a key component of the WCA’s BLUEPRINT for Westchester initiative to spark an Innovation Economy in Westchester. The Accelerator now includes over a dozen early stage companies and offers members access to private office space—rent-free for the first year—complimentary professional services, and access to financing and mentoring. Accelerator companies commit to remaining in Westchester for at least five years after their “graduation.”

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  • Toot, Toot! Transit-Oriented Development Takes Off in White Plains

  • FEB 02, 2015 | 0 COMMENTS

  • New Projects Will Attract Young Professionals to Work.Live.Play! in Westchester

    The Millennials like to walk. They also like to be close to the action. So, a new mixed-use complex in White Plains, offering market rate rental apartments, shopping, and parking—all within walking distance of the White Plains train station—may be just what Millennials are looking for. Construction on the project will begin in March 2015, heralding the revitalization of the city’s downtown district. 

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  • WCA Launches the Hudson Valley Workforce Academy to Help the Healthcare and Business Sectors Fill 2,500+ Critical Job Vacancies

  • JAN 13, 2015 | 1 COMMENTS

  • WCA Also Announces Signing of Historic MOU by members of WCA’s Hudson Valley Healthcare Consortium to Collaborate on Economic Development

    WCA to Respond to RFP for Project Management of a $9.8 Million Federal Workforce Grant  

    The WCA, building on years of working with regional businesses, healthcare organizations, and institutions of higher learning, has launched the Hudson Valley Workforce Academy, William P. Harrington, WCA Chairman, announced today. He also announced that the members of the WCA Hudson Valley Healthcare Consortium have signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to address the critical need for skilled workers and help fill the 2,500+ jobs presently open in the healthcare, technology, and business sectors here.

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