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

  • Job Training Update: 26 Graduate from Jobs Waiting ‘Boot Camp’

  • OCT 30, 2015 | 0 COMMENTS

  • For the past six weeks, 26 long-term unemployed individuals had a new reason to get up every morning, thanks to the WCA and the ‘Jobs Waiting’ program, a $9.8 million federal Ready to Work grant managed by the WCA. Known regionally as “Jobs Waiting,” the program provides specialized training and support services to 425 long-term unemployed individuals in the Hudson Valley. On Friday, the WCA hosted a graduation for its first ‘boot camp’ participants, some of whom already have job applications out and interviews lined up with top employers in the region. 

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  • Westchester’s Hot New Real Estate Sector: Luxury Rentals

  • JUL 24, 2015 | 0 COMMENTS

  • Residential development is booming in Westchester, but there’s nary a two-car garage or cul-de-sac in sight. Real estate companies are developing, constructing, and opening apartment buildings in the county at an unprecedented rate, according to informed sources. Just this week, news broke that Valhalla-based developer Martin Ginsburg wants to build a 55-unit luxury apartment building at 1177 Warburton Avenue in Yonkers, just one block north of a 330-unit Ginsburg Development Companies apartment building now under construction. Lighthouse Enterprises, whose three luxury rental buildings in White Plains are nearly fully leased, broke ground this spring on a 50-unit apartment building in Port Chester. Harrison, New Rochelle, Bronxville, Tarrytown, and Dobbs Ferry also have apartment projects in the works.

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  • WCA Welcomes NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System to Westchester

  • JUN 26, 2015 | 0 COMMENTS

  • The sea change in Westchester County’s healthcare landscape over the past 12 months has been augmented by the notable partnerships established between NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and two community hospitals here: Bronxville’s Lawrence Hospital, and Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt. As Laura L. Forese, MD, MPH, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System put it: “We’re changing the way healthcare is delivered. Our new relationships offer opportunities to bring access to our world-class services in New York to the local communities.” 

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