The BLUEPRINT for Westchester:

About our Economic Development Initiative

The Westchester County Association proactively fosters economic growth in Westchester and the region by developing programs, policies, and initiatives to help business thrive and create jobs.  Spearheaded by our Economic Development Task Force, The BLUEPRINT for Westchester is our new aggressive campaign to revitalize Westchester's economy. 

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Economic Development

  • Why we Advocated for FASNY

  • FEB 04, 2016 | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | 0 COMMENTS

  • Despite a court order, there’s still no decision on the fate of the FASNY/French-American School of New York’s proposal to redevelop the former Ridgeway Golf Club in White Plains into the school’s new campus. In 2012, with the BLUEPRINT for Westchester as our guide, the WCA advocated for the project due to its...

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  • Why Westchester Cities Now See Rapid Growth

  • JAN 29, 2016 | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, REAL ESTATE, TRANSPORTATION, YOUNG PROFESSIONALS | 0 COMMENTS

  • As the healthcare, biotech, and financial industries continue to expand in Westchester, the county’s cities have seen a sharp increase in population since 2000, according to data presented by Sterling National Bank at the WCA’s 2016 Economic Outlook Breakfast in early January. The overall growth of the county’s urban sectors is up 7%, with New Rochelle and White Plains showing the fastest growth of all. In White Plains, 47% of its working population arrives via reverse commute. Even millennials are starting to put Westchester in play.

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  • End of a Nightmare: A New Job in Healthcare

  • JAN 29, 2016 | 0 COMMENTS

  • 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.

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