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The EF International Academy, a for-profit Swiss school, is the new owner of the Thornwood Conference Center, where it will welcome 800 new U.S. and international students next fall. The private, international boarding school, which will continue to operate its facility on the former Marymount College campus in Tarrytown, also will be hiring up to 100 new employees. Marissa Brett, president of the Westchester County Association, calls the repurposing of the conference center great news for Westchester.
The Westchester County Association, Westchester’s business leadership organization, announced the names of six promising early-stage companies that have just been accepted into the BLUEPRINT Accelerator Network, after a highly selective process. The Accelerator is part of the BLUEPRINT for Westchester initiative to spark an Innovation Economy in Westchester. The six Accelerator companies are all offered 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.”...
Governor Cuomo set forth an ambitious agenda in his fourth annual "State of the State" address today, including efforts to provide much-needed business and property tax relief and economic development incentives. We believe the Governor is headed in the right direction and hope that Westchester County can soon enjoy the fruits of his plan.
The EF International Academy has won approval from the town of Mt. Pleasant to open a second boarding school in Westchester—signifying that the campaign by the WCA’s BLUEPRINT for Westchester to attract international attention to the county is working.
“We’re thrilled to see this expansion, and look forward to welcoming 800 additional students to Westchester,” said Marissa Brett, the WCA’s executive director of the BLUEPRINT initiative, driven by the private sector. “With our proximity to Manhattan, mass-transit network, and world-class art and culture, Westchester is a great place where people from all over the world can succeed.”
“Rethinking Westchester: A Blueprint for Smart Growth,” last week’s amazing conference organized by the BLUEPRINT for Westchester, offered so much rich content, that in order to do it justice, our reports will appear in several posts in the coming week. Leading experts on infrastructure, public-private partnerships, economic development and placemaking shared their....