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COVID-19: Westchester lawmakers show support for businesses in Bronxville

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4H-UBlIOdY “The fear of the (COVID-19) virus has spread much faster than the virus itself,” Westchester County Executive George Latimer proclaimed outside Park Place Bagels...

Allison Madison and Grant Schneider to lead HR council of the...

Allison Madison and Grant Schneider have been named as co-chairs of The Business Council of Westchester’s (BCW) Human Resources Council. Madison is president of Madison...

Businesses, municipalities shared in $65.8M state REDC funds

The New York State Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) has issued a year-end report showing that it awarded $65.8 million in state financing to...

Report: Westchester County’s affordable housing needs should tap unused office parks

“If we don’t address the miscarriage of our policies and perspectives, we fail our families and workers," said Westchester County Executive George Latimer. "The problem may be intractable, but it isn’t insurmountable.”

BCW names Maggie Peters to new economic development slot

The Business Council of Westchester has created the position of senior vice president of economic development and named a veteran of the field, Maggie...

MGM touts entertainment as key to turning Empire City into major...

“What we can do for Yonkers, for Westchester, can be achieved if we get live gaming and full-scale gaming, in terms of sports betting, in terms of live table games, providing more entertainment whether it’s in terms of theatrical or sports entertainment,” says MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren.

Westchester’s Element 46 Incubator starts growing

An estimated 100 business leaders from throughout Westchester attended the recent kickoff of the county’s new Element 46 Incubator program.

State Sen. Shelley Mayer persists in pushing for prevailing wage law

Mayer has been a leading proponent of requiring developers who receive public money in connection with their projects to pay their nonunion workers at least the same wages and benefits they’d have to pay union workers.

Yonkers, New Rochelle city officials join BCW’s board

The Business Council of Westchester announced that Luis Aragon, commissioner of development for New Rochelle and Wilson Kimball, commissioner of planning and development in Yonkers, have joined its board of directors.

Westchester County to update master plan for airport

John Ravitz expressed a hope that preparing the supplement does not delay actual work on airport improvements.

Many Westchester businesses will have to offer paid ‘safe leave’

Legislation signed into law on May 3 by Westchester County Executive George Latimer requires businesses located in the county which have five or more employees to provide up to 40 hours of paid leave to employees who are victims of domestic violence or human trafficking.

Business Council of Westchester bets full gaming license for MGM in...

The idea of a full-scale gaming license for Empire City continues to be a key part of BCW’s legislative agenda, said John Ravitz, executive vice president and COO of the BCW.

Business Council of Westchester says it ‘stands alone’ following WCA, HVEDC...

The statement was in response to the Westchester County Association's announced merger plans with the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp.

BCW breakfast toasts new members

The Business Council of Westchester (BCW) welcomed nearly 50 local business professionals as members to a breakfast where they were greeted by Marsha Gordon, the organization’s president and CEO.

Bronzi heads BCW Education Foundation

The Business Council of Westchester (BCW) has announced a new chair for its Education Foundation.