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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.

Op Ed: New York must put the brakes on prevailing wage...

If passed, this legislation, that is strongly backed by the construction labor unions, would require that any development project receiving state funding assistance would be required to pay prevailing wages for all construction labor.

Business coalition backs Westchester County Airport privatization

The Business Council of Westchester's new Coalition for Westchester Airport will promote a petition to the county government in support of bringing an independent operator to the airport.

John Ravitz: We must look out for Westchester’s small, private...

Many of Westchester's colleges, small and private, are a foundational pillar of our community and make Westchester “New York’s Intellectual Capital.” These schools, which serve as a draw for local corporations, could soon find themselves in jeopardy and need our awareness and support.

Impact elusive as minimum wage increases in New York

"We have to be laser-focused as they continue to role out the minimum wage schedule," said John Ravitz of the Business Council of Westchester.

Latimer easily defeats Astorino in county executive contest

Antipathy to Donald Trump may have been a big factor.

Westchester County ride-sharing gets green light with fingerprint plan

A new program called “Thumbs Up” will allow ride-share drivers to voluntarily submit to fingerprint checks for a $90 fee.

Business Council of Westchester hires Albany lobbyist

The Rye Brook-based Business Council recently retained Andra Horsch, a former director of intergovernmental affairs at the New York City Department of Transportation, as its first designated representative at the New York State Capitol.

Local lawmakers to hold ACA forums

Two county lawmakers will discuss the Affordable Care Act as it relates to individuals and small businesses.

New Tappan Zee Bridge a boost to local companies

Tappan Zee Constructors recently hosted two job fairs in Tarrytown and Suffern, attended by more than 600 people

Astorino and Bramson discuss business

Business groups are monitoring the race between County Executive Robert Astorino and New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson to see which candidate has the better business agenda

Business groups receptive to workers comp reform

Business advocacy groups are reacting positively to reforms to workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

NY state close to minimum wage hike

Despite opposition from state and local business groups, New York state is close to passing an increase in the minimum wage.

Few businesses take advantage of SBA loans post-Sandy

Only a handful of businesses in the Hudson Valley have had loans approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Wage hike, labor benefit reforms in Cuomo budget

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposed executive budget includes a minimum wage hike opposed by some business groups and unemployment and workers’ compensation program reforms intended to help both employers and workers.