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Empire City Push for Full Gaming License Intensifies in Albany

The Business Council of Westchester has been pushing for the state to approve full licensing for Empire City in Yonkers, which was recently acquired by MGM. This week, The New York Times cited the BCW’s efforts in its reporting that there is a renewed push by downstate casinos to convince state Legislators to give full gaming [...]

By | 2019-03-21T17:01:57-04:00 March 21st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Westchester Children’s Museum Celebrates Groundbreaking at Playland

  The Westchester Children’s Museum recently broke ground on the renovation and capital improvements of its space in Playland’s North Bathhouse, a National Historic Landmark. Funding for the improvement project comes from a matching grant of $824,000, administered by the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council and funded through New York State Council for the Arts/Empire [...]

By | 2019-03-21T16:59:48-04:00 March 21st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Coalition in Support of the Tax Cap Launches Digital Campaign

  The Tax Cap Coalition – led by the Long Island Association, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, The Business Council of New York State and The Business Council of Westchester – launched a robust digital advertising campaign aimed at urging legislators to support Governor Cuomo’s property tax plan. In a joint statement from the leaders [...]

By | 2019-03-21T17:00:22-04:00 March 21st, 2019|News|0 Comments

BCW’s Coalition for Westchester Airport Applauds Approval of $10 Million Runway Rehabilitation

The Business Council of Westchester’s Coalition for Westchester Airport applauds the Westchester County Board of Legislators for unanimously approving a $10 million bond act on Monday to rehabilitate Runway 16/34. As the county’s only business membership organization focusing on economic development and advocacy, the BCW has been committed to working on enhancing – not expanding [...]

By | 2019-03-15T13:18:48-04:00 March 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Entergy Continues to Invest in Indian Point in Advance of 2020-21 Shutdown

Entergy’s Indian Point Unit 3 nuclear power plant began its 20th and final refueling and maintenance outage when control room operators removed the reactor from service on March 11. Entergy is investing over $70 million in the plant during the refueling outage, which demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to Indian Point through permanent shutdown. The [...]

By | 2019-03-14T16:21:57-04:00 March 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

BCW Member Robert Martin Company to Purchase Mack-Cali Holdings

Robert Martin Co. LLC has solidified its hold on the commercial real estate market with the purchase of 3.1 million square feet of office space in Westchester and Fairfield Counties. The $487.5 million purchase from Mack-Cali includes 56 buildings among them Westchester Plaza, Executive Boulevard and Clearbrook Road in Elmsford, Skyline Drive in Hawthorne, and [...]

By | 2019-03-14T14:44:22-04:00 March 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Make the 2% Tax Cap Permanent!

Top business organizations in New York State are calling on the New York State Legislature to approve Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Budget proposal that would make the 2% property tax cap permanent. On March 5, The Business Council of Westchester joined with The Long Island Association, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and The Business Council [...]

By | 2019-03-07T16:45:35-04:00 March 7th, 2019|News|0 Comments

BCW Members Visit Albany to Discuss Legislative Priorities

The Business Council of Westchester delivered its 2019 Legislative Agenda during its Annual Lobby Day in Albany last week, where it met with State Legislators in advance of this year’s budget adoption. Once again, The BCW Legislative Agenda called on county, state and federal governments to enact reforms that would reduce taxes, business fees, regulatory [...]

By | 2019-03-07T17:05:59-04:00 March 7th, 2019|News|0 Comments

BCW Speaks Out Against Natural Gas Shortages in Albany, Announces Members of New Task Force

The Business Council of Westchester continues to take the lead in working towards solutions to a moratorium on new natural gas customers that will have a negative impact on economic development in Westchester. John Ravitz, Executive Vice President and COO of The Business Council of Westchester, was one of the featured speakers in Albany on [...]

By | 2019-03-07T15:53:53-04:00 March 7th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Con Ed’s Natural Gas Moratorium Would “Unequivocally” Halt Development in Westchester, Local Officials Warn

A lot is on the line for Westchester County as it eyes a Con Edison natural gas moratorium that could halt all new connections starting March 15. In response, the Business Council of Westchester immediately convened a high-level task force of major developers that will continue to advocate for both short- and long-term solutions. During [...]

By | 2019-02-21T15:46:25-04:00 February 21st, 2019|News|0 Comments