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Renovation of the formerly vacant Boyce Thompson Center.

$303 million 

The proposed Westchester capital budget for 2017. County Executive Rob Astorino’s spending plan represents a 9% increase over the current budget and aims to improve and maintain the county’s parks, roads, bridges, and technology infrastructure, as well as create roughly 3,000 new jobs. 

 

300

The number of jobs that the completed $35 million renovation of the formerly vacant Boyce Thompson Center will bring to the Yonkers community when it opens in the spring. So far, 11 tenants, representing several local medical practices, have leased space within the 85,000 sq ft complex. Nearly 30 percent of space remains available for possible restaurant and retail establishments. 

200x 

How much faster one-gigabit-per-second broadband service than a typical broadband connection. The Westchester County Association (WCA) recently announced its plans to bring this lightning-fast service to residents and businesses in New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, and White Plains by 2021, via a unique public-private partnership with the four Westchester cities. Data-intensive businesses, such as healthcare and law, will benefit greatly from this project, which is expected to cost $750 million over a three- to five-year development period. 

 

50 years

How long Westchester County has gone without a new dental school. Touro College University System put an end to that drought when it unveiled its College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College in Hawthorne this past September. Touro expects to accommodate 440 students and service more than 80,000 patients a year.

 

 

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