Westchester County Association Survey
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Tell us how Westchester can build a thriving new economy! 

The Westchester County Association, in collaboration with Cuddy & Feder, LLP appreciates your input as we consider how to best enhance Westchester's economic competitiveness. Results will be will be announced on April 29, 2016 at the Westchester: County of Tomorrow Conference. Please take a minute respond to these 10 brief questions. 

Your input is important. We deeply appreciate your participation.
 
1.
Help us determine if age or gender influence economic development needs. Please share your gender and age group. Answers are anonymous.  


Under Age 18
Female, Age 18-24
Female, Age 25-34
Female, Age 35-44
Female, Age 45-54
Female, Age 55-64
Female, Age 65+
Male, Age 18-24
Male, Age 25-34
Male, Age 35-44
Male, Age 45-54
Male, Age 55-64
Male, Age 65+
2.
Help us determine if income level influences factors in community development. Which category best describes your annual household income? Answers are anonymous.


Under $75,000
$75,000 to $99,999
$100,000 to $149,999
$150,000 to $199,000
$200,000 to $249,000
$250,000 to $499,000
$500,000 to $749,000
Over $750,000
Required 3.

Please share your profession. Answers are anonymous:

Arts / Entertainment / Recreation
Banking / Finance / Insurance
Construction
Education
Government / Public Administration
Healthcare / Biotech
Hospitality
Human Services
Information Services / Data
Infrastructure / Utilities / Telecom
Media / Publishing
Professional Services
Real Estate
Retail
Student
Technology / Science
Other  
Required 4.

Compared to neighboring counties in Connecticut, New Jersey, and Long Island, what do you think are the greatest three advantages of Westchester County relative to the other counties? Please choose three.

Housing options
Hospitals and healthcare
Professionals services
Transortation options/access
Municipal planning
Proximity to New York City
Water, air, and land quality
Cell phone service, high speed Internet, Wi-fi
State and local taxes
Schools (K-12), colleges, and educational opportunities
Other  
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Required 5.

Compared to neighboring counties in Connecticut, New Jersey, and Long Island, what do you think are the greatest three deficiencies of Westchester County relative to the other counties? Please choose three.

Housing options
Hospitals and healthcare
Professionals services
Transportation options/access
Municipal planning
Proximity to New York City
Water, air, and land quality
Cell phone service, high speed Internet, Wi-fi
State and local taxes
Schools (K-12), colleges, and educational opportunities
Other  
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Required 6.

On a scale of 1 to 5, rank the types of investment by State, County and local government that you think will have the greatest impact on Westchester County's competitive position?

 1- Least Impactful 5 - Most Impactful 
Accessible housing/workforce housing
Mobility options like mass transit, walking and bike paths/lanes
Job training and workforce development programs
Safety and security
Infrastructure (roads, bridges, high speed Internet, drainage/sewer)
Neighborhood beautification
Redevelopment of depressed neighborhoods
Research facilities
Incubators or accelerators
Business incentives
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Required 7.

Which of the following actions do you think are most important to create jobs and foster economic development in Westchester County? 

(Choose up to three.)


Provide financial incentives for businesses
Streamline the permitting process and cut government "red tape"
Expand and upgrade local colleges and universities
Invest in job training to improve workers' skills
Provide support and municipal planning to accommodate millennial housing and needs
Promote tourism and culture
Other  
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Required 8.

On a scale of 1 to 5, which of the following do you think are barriers to Westchester's transformative development/improvement? 

 1 - Smallest Barrier 5 - Greatest Barrier 
Aging or lack of modern infrastructure (transportation, utilities, energy, hi-speed Internet)
Regulatory issues (timeliness, government processes)
Lack of knowledge about Westchester's attributes
The cost of doing business here (rent, taxes, salaries)
Competition from New York City for talent/skilled workforce
Poor promotion/marketing of Westchester County
NIMBY-ism (community opposition to development)
Insufficient funding through public-private partnerships
Lack of coordinated planning between towns and municipalities (duplication of services)
Insufficient vision
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Required 9.

Identify the sectors you think have the most potential for growth in Westchester County over the next 10 years?

(Choose up to three.)


Health and human services
Technology
Retail
Professional services (financial, insurance, legal, marketing)
Culture/arts
Energy
Construction
Education
Tourism
Other  
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10.

Please comment on anything else that you think Westchester needs  

to do in order to flourish economically.


 

350 characters left.
The Westchester County Association is the preeminent business leadership organization in the region specializing in economic development, smart growth, talent development, and business advocacy. Cuddy & Feder LLP is a leading law firm based in Westchester County for 45 years whose attorneys specialize in real estate; finance; litigation; land use, zoning & development; telecommunications; energy & environmental; non-profit organizations; and trusts, estates & elder law.