The Westchester County Association’s BLUEPRINT for Westchester has announced the formation of a new networking group for the county’s scientists who want to meet like-minded innovators. “Innovate Westchester” will offer opportunities to researchers who want to collaborate and share the innovations that are coming out of Westchester County, a rapidly-emerging hub of healthcare innovation in the United States.
Close to forty foreign trade commissioners will get a first hand look at all that Westchester County has to offer to the global business community on Tuesday, September 30, at the Westchester County Association’s second annual International Showcase. Spearheaded by the BLUEPRINT for Westchester, the WCA’S aggressive marketing campaign to spur economic vitality in Westchester, this special event will focus on the county’s unparalleled location, diverse and talented workforce, culture and quality of life—in short, all of the reasons Westchester County is an excellent location for foreign investment and partnership...
Key to the New York metro area becoming a successful biotech cluster is the availability of affordable lab space for the region's innovators in biotechnology and life sciences. That’s why a group of post-doctoral researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai formed the nonprofit organization, Keystone for Incubating Innovation of Life Sciences (KiiLN). They are aggressively seeking space for prospective entrepreneurs as they nurture the biotech innovation in New York City and beyond. And that’s why the Westchester County Association—advocates for the region's growth as a healthcare innovation hub—met with KiiLN’s principals to discuss how the organizations could work together to support life science entrepreneurship.
Westchester’s office market transformation has captured the attention of The Wall Street Journal, which today published “Reawakening Westchester’s Office Market.” The article reads in part, “Medical tenants are remaking spaces left behind by large corporate operations into clinics, labs and research centers. On developer might put housing in a White Plains office district, and another firm plans to tear down two office buildings in Harrison and replace them with upscale apartments.”
What a difference a few months make! The news about young people leaving Westchester County’s wealthiest towns in droves, released in a report by Community Housing Innovations last February, has improved. According to a recent analysis of the latest U.S. Census Data, several Westchester towns saw a reduction in the numbers of 25- to 34-year-olds exiting their communities, and some revealed gains. The latest data were presented at recent event at Purchase College, SUNY, by Alexander Roberts, the executive director of the affordable housing advocacy group, who said communities with less expensive housing have shown better results.