Your Business Council membership grants you access to our Advocacy Center , where you can track local,
state and federal issues, engage public officials, learn about the latest laws and regulations, find out how your representatives are voting on important business issues, and access voter resources, news and links to government sites. Check this site often for “Advocacy Alerts” about public policy issues that affect the business community.
Additional opportunities to become an active and effective participant in the legislative process:
Annual lobbying day in Albany
Travel to Albany with the Governmental Action Council to lobby for a pro-business environment in New York State.
Area Development Council
Contribute to the ongoing conversation about public policies that impact infrastructure investments in Westchester. Areas of interest include transportation, energy supply, planning/zoning, workforce housing, eminent domain, market competitiveness and the cost of doing business in Westchester. Join the ADC.
Engage public officials
Make your legislative priorities clear when you meet local, state and federal officials at Business Council meetings and events.
Governmental Action Council
Influence public policy outcomes through advocacy and provide input into setting the Business Council’s legislative agenda. Join the GAC.
Understand the Business Council’s legislative priorities, geared toward enhancing Westchester’s business environment. Download the Agenda
Online Advocacy Center
Track local, state and federal issues, check for "advocacy alerts," engage public officials, learn
about the latest laws and regulations, find out how your representatives are voting, and access voter
resources and links to government sites
Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development
Enhance regional competitiveness by addressing the ongoing skilled worker shortage and creating an environment for the business, education and economic development sectors to work collaboratively (in partnership with The Business Council of Fairfield County).
Workforce Development Academy for Youth
Become a mentor, tutor, or coach for youth groups through this Westchester/Putnam Workforce Investment Board initiative; the program creates work experience, intern opportunities and career development workshops in targeted industries.