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“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.
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.
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.
The National Business Aviation Association, which held the event, has about 11,000 corporate members.
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.
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.
The council is betting that easy access to current and comprehensive data will attract new businesses and help existing organizations expand.
The Chappaqua resident received the Business Council's Global Leadership Laureate Award.
Antipathy to Donald Trump may have been a big factor.
The half-day "Attraction Factor" event focused on what companies need to do to find the right employees.
The Business Council will present its Westchester Global Leadership Laureate Award to Clinton, who will be featured speaker at the Nov. 20 event.
“We have all the ingredients here,” said Marsha Gordon, president and CEO of BCW. “We see forces coming together for smart growth.”
Along with the new board members, Anthony Justic was re-elected chairman, James Schutzer was elected treasurer and Glenn Pacchiana was elected secretary.