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In a special statement issued this week about the $511 million low-interest loan issued by New York State to the Thruway Authority for environmental remediation in conjunction with the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, William M. Mooney, Jr., CEO of the Westchester County Association, said that protecting taxpayers while also protecting the environment is a win-win.
New York City and its suburban communities in Westchester and New Jersey have tied with Honolulu to earn the top spot on Forbes Magazine’s list of “most overpriced cities to live.” Their criteria included housing affordability (the percentage of affordable homes available to people earning the median income) and ...
Iona College officials have approved a campus master plan with multi-million dollar projects including space to create and support new businesses and attract economic development in the surrounding North Avenue corridor in the City of New Rochelle, the Westchester County Business Journal reported this week.
The new 54,000-square-foot home for the School of Business includes an incubator space, which is great news for Westchester, notes Marissa Brett, director of the WCA’s BLUEPRINT for Westchester, the aggressive economic development initiative to stimulate business development.
The Westchester County Association (WCA) has joined a coalition of over 50 advocacy groups for a day of “virtual lobbying,” urging lawmakers in Albany to reform New York’s “Scaffold Law,” which date back to 1885. The law holds property owners and contractors fully liable for elevation-related injuries at construction sites, and puts owners and contractors at risk of being sued—even if the worker is found to be at fault. New York is the only state in the nation where such a law is on the books...
The Westchester County Association scored a huge win last week at its Annual Leadership Dinner, where a sold-out crowd of 700 people honored leaders Jon B. Schandler, CEO, White Plains Hospital, and Joseph Simone, President, Simone Development Companies, for their contributions to Westchester business.
Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., President/CEO for the 2014 NY/NJ Superbowl Host Committee, brought the house down after his keynote speech, in which he made a convincing case that the Super Bowl—expected to bring over $550 million in economic benefit to the region—is much, much more than a game: It’s a platform for economic development; infrastructure acceleration; corporate citizenship; driving community pride and leaving a lasting legacy.
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