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Showcase Touts Westchester To Global Business Leaders

Foreign trade commissioners gather on the trading floor at Morgan Stanley at the Westchester County Association's 2013 International Showcase.
Foreign trade commissioners gather on the trading floor at Morgan Stanley at the Westchester County Association's 2013 International Showcase. Photo Credit: Lynda Shenkman Curtis

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Close to 40 foreign trade commissioners will get a firsthand look at all that Westchester County has to offer to the global business community on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Westchester County Association’s second annual International Showcase.

Spearheaded by the Blueprint for Westchester, the WCA’S aggressive marketing campaign to spur economic vitality in Westchester, the event will focus on the county’s location, diverse and talented workforce, culture and quality of life.   Foreign trade commissioners will be chauffeured from New York City to Westchester, where they will enjoy a bus tour of the county’s prime locations, followed by a presentation by Deputy County Executive Kevin Plunkett at the global headquarters of Morgan Stanley in Purchase. A cocktail reception and networking with international business resources providers will conclude the evening.   The WCA works to put Westchester County in the local, regional and international spotlight. This second annual event follows successful showcases held in the last two years in White Plains, New Rochelle, Yonkers and Peekskill. Those showcases featured development opportunities in Westchester’s urban suburbs. The Blueprint fosters major collaborative efforts with the county’s real estate, business and academic sectors, and strong participation from Westchester’s six cities and county government.   “With rents skyrocketing in New York City, this is an excellent time to remind people what Westchester County has to offer,” says Marissa Brett, president of the WCA. “Our city showcases echo the theme that Westchester is convenient, has good transportation and infrastructure, offers a high-quality lifestyle, is affordable, has proximity to New York City and the right infrastructure, and importantly, is welcoming to business.”

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino added: “Westchester looks forward to welcoming a diverse group of foreign trade diplomats to share with them the many assets that make Westchester an ideal destination for international investment and business. The county’s highly educated workforce, high-performing international schools, expanding multinational corporations and high quality of life, as well as its close proximity to New York City and its capital markets, make Westchester a natural fit for high-growth global companies.”

The International Showcase is by invitation only. Pre-registration is required. To inquire about attending the event, contact Laura Montopoli at the Westchester County Association at 914-948-1860, or lmontopoli@westchester.org.

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