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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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
Antipathy to Donald Trump may have been a big factor.
A new program called “Thumbs Up” will allow ride-share drivers to voluntarily submit to fingerprint checks for a $90 fee.
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.
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.
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