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

  • Westchester IDA Incentives Propel $83 Million in Projects, Create 1,600 New Jobs

  • JUL 08, 2014 | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | 0 COMMENTS

  • A five-story hotel in Tuckahoe, a mixed-use shopping, housing and entertainment complex in Dobbs Ferry, and a White Plains office building are on track for development, supported by incentives approved by the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) last week. The three major economic development projects will create more than 940 new permanent positions and 725 construction jobs, according to county officials. The IDA approved over $3.3 million in tax exemptions for the projects. 

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  • Researchers Target Cancer, Neurological Diseases with Cutting Edge Medicine

  • JUN 27, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS

  • Health innovation is huge news in Westchester County. In recent weeks, we’ve heard about new investigative research for advanced-stage breast cancer taking place at Northern Westchester Hospital; revolutionary work at the new Montefiore Einstein Center for the Aging Brain that’s changing our understanding of how degenerative dementia and other age-related neurological diseases begin; and, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals announced positive results for drug trials involving patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis. This is but the tip of the iceberg, according to WCA president, Marissa Brett.

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  • New Rochelle is Ripe for Revitalization

  • JUN 23, 2014 | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | 0 COMMENTS

  • New Rochelle’s vision for the future is clear: to be a major player in Westchester’s and New York’s regional economy. In the past few weeks, city officials have heard dynamic new proposals for the development of its Echo Bay Waterfront, as well as announced a request for qualifications for a master developer who would take on the redesign and development of two clusters in the city’s downtown area. In his announcement, Mayor Noam Bramson called the City of New Rochelle “the next big opportunity.” WCA President Marissa Brett, agreed, noting the city’s tremendous assets…

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