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How would you spend $188M?

It's not every day that businesspeople in Westchester are asked how they'd like to spend $188 million, but that's just what's been happening recently. The...

Businesses and community groups join in push for Empire City casino...

“A full-scale casino license for Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts in Yonkers is a no-brainer,” says Business Council of Westchester COO John Ravitz.

Empire City extends hours; BCW pushes for full casino license

Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts has extended its operating hours in accordance with an executive order signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. The order...

Survey: Westchester businesses expect slow recovery

A survey released this morning by The Business Council of Westchester's Economic Recovery Task Force indicates that businesses in the county expect to be...

Offices, restaurants, retailers ramp up as region reopens

The Hudson Valley’s entry into phase two of the four-phase COVID-19 economic reopening and recovery plan on June 9 was marked by a modest...

Issues of reopening on the minds of Westchester businesses, nonprofits

"We need to on a macro level instill consumer confidence again and get people to start traveling. Hospitality and tourism are among the hardest...

Latimer gets governor’s OK to remove property tax late fees

An executive order from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo authorizes Westchester County Executive George Latimer to put into effect his plan to eliminate late fees...

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...

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.

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.

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.