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As Westchester’s health tech and biotech hub continues to grow, the Westchester County Association is turning its focus on making sure it has the educated workforce high tech, scientific industries require. To that end, Marissa Brett, president of the Westchester County Association, announced today that the WCA has begun a feasibility study to determine the viability of attracting an engineering school to the County.
The Westchester County Association (WCA), through its BLUEPRINT for Westchester economic development initiative, tonight announced Databean LLC, a Mt. Vernon-based clinical research organization, as the winner of the “Pitch to the Pros” contest, the first-day highlight of the organization’s groundbreaking two-day conference, Health Tech ’14: Fueling Innovation in Westchester. Databean LLC will receive a $10,000 cash grant, plus a coveted spot in the WCA’s BLUEPRINT Accelerator Network, through which it will receive one year of rent-free private office space, complimentary professional services, advertising in local media, and access to financing and mentoring in Westchester County. As a first runner-up, Amrita Health Foods, a producer of plant-based nutrition bars, also will join the Accelerator Network...
Westchester County is one of the hottest healthcare growth sectors in the nation. Major providers like Montefiore Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and New York Presbyterian have expanded here, complementing Westchester’s already substantial healthcare network. And with a 4,500 square foot biotech incubator opening this spring at New York Medical College, tech giants like IBM and Regeneron expanding, plus a growing roster of biotech companies like Acorda Therapeutics and Histogenetics, Westchester County and its $15 billion healthcare industry have captured the nation’s eye.