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The Business Council of Westchester is dedicated to the success of our members, helping them create meaningful business relationships, providing current information, education and thought leadership, all leading to business growth and profitability.
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BCW Data Exchange

The Business Council of Westchester Data Exchange provides the latest demographic research to help guide smart business decisions.
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LEAP Program

A one-of-a-kind initiative, gives members direct access to lobbying efforts at the county, state and national levels on issues that directly affect their businesses.
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Build, Connect and Win with The Business Council of Westchester.

The Business Council of Westchester is the county’s largest and most prestigious business membership organization representing more than 1,000 members, including multinational corporations, hospitals, universities, biotech pioneers, not-for-profits, entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes. As the most influential economic development and advocacy organization in Westchester, The Business Council of Westchester’s members enjoy unparalleled access to today’s top thought leaders, diverse business development opportunities and lawmakers at all levels of government. We are dedicated to smart growth, job development, community partnerships, and economic advocacy, creating an environment which leads to prosperity and economic opportunity for all.

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Join the county’s largest and most influential business organization today.

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The county’s largest and most influential business membership organization, The Business Council of Westchester is committed to helping businesses market, learn, advocate, and grow. Over 80 events and programs are offered every year, giving our members ample opportunity to connect and meet with businesses representatives in the Westchester community and beyond. Are you ready to grow your business, participate in advocacy efforts, and get “plugged in” to Westchester’s business community?

BCW Initiative Programs

Westchester Innovation Network (WIN)

WIN is a proven, multifaceted program from the Business Council of Westchester designed to create an environment within Westchester County, NY that pairs innovative products and services with local organizations to test and learn about emerging technologies in a variety of industries.
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Get Inspired by our Westchester Innovation Network (WIN) Initiative

The WIN initiative aligns with the BCW’s advocacy, including universal access to broadband internet, energy reliability, and the creative overhaul of obsolete land uses.

Strengthen the Innovator’s Ecosystem

The first phase of the initiative includes the pairing of Westchester based and outside innovators with local organizations to create short term innovation teams. This partnership allows the innovator to test commercially viable innovations in real-world settings and allows Westchester organizations to see first-hand the types of innovation emerging in their industries.

Practical Innovation

This phase identifies a model municipality and pairs it with a group of innovation experts to outline a 10-part practical innovation implementation plan. The goal is to help the municipality pinpoint day-to-day changes that are needed and provide an easily implemented action plan that will deliver economic activity, cost savings, and improvement to the lives of its residents.

Planning Futurist and Implementation Guide

This phase is focused on developing a plan for what is needed to attract and retain innovators over the next five, 15 and 25 years. This will include practical, hit-the-ground-running actions needed in zoning, financing, planning, and infrastructure.

Talent Attraction/Cultivation

Access the Talent Pipeline

You deserve to work for a great company…and our companies are legendary, so thank you for taking this next step with the BCW and welcome to Westchester County!

Westchester Wants You

From accounting to the trades – and every industry in between – Westchester firms are seeking skilled people like YOU!
Westchester Wants You!

Member News

White Plains, NY – Agi Keleti: The Jewish Olympian’s Story of Survival and Triumph – Exhibit and Speaker Michael Gyory

On Thursday, July 18th the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) in partnership with the Desmond-Fish Public Library in Garrison, NY will host a talk and presentation on the oldest living Olympian Champion and Holocaust survivor. Agi Keleti: The Jewish Olympian’s Story of Survival and Triumph will be presented by HHREC Board Chairperson and […]
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The Wallflowers To Perform a Benefit Concert for ArtsWestchester

Two-time Grammy Award-winning rock band The Wallflowers return to The Capitol Theatre on Tues., Nov. 12, 2024 for a special benefit concert for ArtsWestchester. The band, a creation of Jakob Dylan, son of the legendary Bob Dylan, has sold over ten-million albums internationally with smash hit singles like “One Headlight” and “6th Avenue Heartache.” Grab […]
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Tompkins Community Bank Invests in the Community, Encourages Employees to Volunteer Locally

Tompkins Community Bank’s (Tompkins) Acorn Community Alliance is banking on community spirit as employees volunteer across the Hudson Valley. The Acorn Community Alliance program, which encourages employees to volunteer within the communities serviced by the financial institution, has contributed 180 hours of volunteer work so far this year. From packaging and distributing food to reading […]
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MGM RESORTS NAMED A PROUD PARTNER OF THE NEW YORK YANKEES

Partnership builds on MGM Resorts’ & Empire City Casino’s commitment to New York & Major League Baseball LAS VEGAS (July 10, 2024) — MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) (“MGM Resorts” or the “Company”) announced today a new partnership designating MGM Resorts as a “Proud Partner of the New York Yankees.” The two organizations will collaborate […]
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Murtha Cullina and Harris Beach Partners Approve New Operating Agreement for Combined Firm

The new, elite firm, Harris Beach Murtha, will offer clients greater strength and reach throughout an expanded regional footprint. (July 9, 2024) —Murtha Cullina LLP and Harris Beach PLLC today announced that the partnerships of both firms have approved an Operating Agreement that will govern a new, combined firm to be known as Harris Beach […]
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In the News

July 10, 2024

MGM Resorts & Empire City Casino Announce Yankees Partnership

It’s a whole new ballgame for BCW Member MGM Resorts International & Empire City Casino which this week announced a new partnership designating MGM Resorts as a “Proud Partner of the New York Yankees.” The two organizations will collaborate to deliver exclusive VIP experiences to MGM Rewards members and baseball fans, including the opportunity to […]
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July 10, 2024

Yonkers, County, State and Federal Officials Celebrate Grand Opening of Affordable Senior Housing

Officials from the City of Yonkers, New York State, Westchester County, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the NYS Homes and Community Renewal joined this week with the Mulford Corporation on July 9 to celebrate the grand opening of La Mora Senior Housing, one of the few affordable housing projects in the nation […]
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June 26, 2024

WIN Generates New Partnership to Give Voice to Those With Cerebral Palsy and Spinal Cord Injuries

The Business Council of Westchester’s Westchester Innovation Network (WIN) has facilitated an exciting new partnership between Laronix and the prestigious Burke Neurological Institute, based in White Plains. Laronix, a MedTech company with operations in Australia and Westchester, is collaborating with Burke Neurological Institute on a year-long study of its breakthrough Bionic Voice technology designed to […]
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June 20, 2024

Leadership Conversations Focuses on Senate Majority Leader’s Professional Journey

The Business Council of Westchester’s Valley Bank Leadership Conversations welcomed New York Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Thursday to share insights into her career and personal journey. Marsha Gordon, the BCW’s president and CEO, moderated the conversation at Kanopi in White Plains, where Stewart-Cousins recounted her diverse career path, including roles in customer service, […]
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June 20, 2024

BCW launches Clean Energy Action Coalition

If there is one subject virtually all business leaders agree on, it is that New York State’s energy landscape is changing. The challenge is that the paths forward are numerous, confusing and often are at odds with the practical realities of implementation costs and technological challenges. The Business Council of Westchester has spent the last […]
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