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Bi-Weekly Development News for Warren County and the Region
Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair

OCTOBER 21, 2016
INSIDE EDC

Economic Development Corporation/EDC Warren County
has successfully moved to our new location at:

333 Glen Street, Suite 101
Glens Falls, NY  12801

Our telephone number remains the same:
(518) 761-6007.

Please change your records to reflect our new contact information and direct all future correspondence to our new address above.  We appreciate your cooperation in helping to make this a successful move.



Don't Miss Out!  Glens Falls DRI Survey

Help prioritize projects for funding by the Downtown Revitalization Initiative by taking this survey for downtown Glens Falls.

This survey is intended to gather input from a diverse range of residents, business owners, property owners, workers, and visitors to Glens Falls' downtown. Input from this survey will be used to help prioritize projects for funding by the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. All individual responses are confidential and will be tabulated and shared in summary form only. The survey will be open until November 23, 2016.






Senator Gillibrand Pushes For More High Speed Internet Access

GLENS FALLS, NY ( WRGB)--Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand stopped in Glens Falls and Plattsburgh on Wednesday, October 12, discussing the need for better high speed internet access in rural areas.

She's promoting a bill designed to narrow the so-called broadband gap.

Press Conference at Crandall Public Library on October 12, 2016. Left to right:  EDC President Edward Bartholomew, Senator Elizabeth Little, R-Queensbury, U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Assemblyman Dan Stec, R-Queensbury






21st District Congressional Debate, SUNY Adirondack 10-17-2016

On Monday, October 17, 2016 EDC Warren County and the Adirondack Chamber of Commerce were proud co-sponsors of the Congressional Forum for the 21st Congressional District of New York. A debate between the incumbent candidate Elise Stefanik and challengers, Mike Derrick (D) and Matt Funicello (G), was hosted at SUNY Adirondack's Campus located at 640 Bay Road in Queensbury, NY in the Theater located in the Humanities and Science Building.

Edward Bartholomew, President of EDC Warren County served as the debate moderator.
 
This event was open to the public. SUNY Adirondack's Student Senate assisted by greeting and providing cards for audience members to submit questions of the candidates. 

Click here for  Look TV coverage.



Get your hockey tickets now:

First Home Game - Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Glens Falls Civic Center



Click here to website for ticket information.
Click here for schedule.



Minor League Hockey Makes a Power Play with Better Video

The entrance of a Zamboni hardly goes unnoticed at any hockey game, but the level of ice-clearing spectacle is definitely major-league at the home of the ECHL's Adirondack Thunder. This month, installation begins on what is likely the first 5-mm-pixel-pitch video display in the ECHL, and the Zamboni entrance will be crowned by a mega display that is second only in size to the new four-sided center-hung scoreboard setup.


Glens Falls Civic Center, shown in a rendering, gets a 5-mm-pixel pitch video display in a recent upgrade.




Glens Falls Receives 'Zombie' Property Grant

GLENS FALLS - The city of Glens Falls will receive a $90,000 state grant for a crackdown on "zombie properties," state Attorney Gen. Eric Schneiderman announced Tuesday.

Read the article in the Post-Star.
Dismal Winter Produces Nifty New Venue in Northeastern N.Y.

A look at the newly homologated Ski Bowl in North Creek, NY
(Photo:  Mike Pratt)

NORTH CREEK, N.Y. - Last winter was, one fears, a taste of what we will see more of as the planet warms: record global temperatures translated into an eastern season where brown was the dominant color. The parking lots at Breadloaf, Craftsbury and the few other venues capable of making snow filled with cars from around the region, and diehards got used to skiing the same few kilometers.

Southern Adirondack BOCES Thanks Three Business Partners

Three businesses were recognized Thursday for supporting southern Adirondack BOCES students who are training for careers.
AngioDynamics, of Latham, the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing and the Fort Miller Group of Greenwich were all given recognition by BOCES as "Outstanding Business Partners" during the Warren-Saratoga-Washington-Hamilton-Essex BOCES Legislative Breakfast at the F. Donald Myers Education Center.

Read the article  in the Daily Gazette.

Radium Girls now filming in Warren County
 
The movie Radium Girls is currently being filmed in the region. Based on a true story set in the 1920's, the story is about women who worked in a factory in New Jersey that were gradually poisoned by radium based paint used on clock and watch face products. Set locations in Lake George and Salem as well as site locations in the City of Glens Falls featuring older mill type factory, riverside shots and more have been used in the film. Filming is expected to be wrapped up by early November. EDC worked with the film's producers for over a year to assist the project and continues to develop plans to establish a film commission for the region. Local talent, services and use of regional providers were a big part of the production. EDC is a strong advocate for the expansion of the all important film tax credit in the Glens Falls-Warren county region. The film tax credit is critical to make movies of all levels more viable economically and could be a major factor in bringing more productions to the area in the future.


Derailed Film

Article on film currently being shot in the Albany/Troy area called "Derailed" highlights two reasons there is new interest in filming in the Capital Region- great locations, architecture, landscapes and film tax credit that lowers overall production costs. EDC Note: One scene in the movie was filmed lakeside at a Lake George Village park in mid October.



Artificial Intelligence Positioned to be a Game-Changer

Dr. John Kelly of IBM and a part time Lake George resident was featured in a recent interview with Charlie Rose on 60 Minutes re Artificial Intelligence using Watson. At past EDC keynote presentations first in Fall 2008 and again at EDC's Annual Luncheon in May, 2012 Dr. Kelly spoke about this emerging cognitive computing technology and its possible long range impacts. The 60 Minutes piece updates where AI is and where its heading.
WARREN COUNTY HAPPENINGS
Adirondack Local Governments Call For Reasonable Access For All Ages, Abilities at Boreas Ponds.

The Adirondack Association of Towns & Villages is asking the Adirondack Park Agency and Governor Cuomo to allow people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to enjoy the Boreas Ponds property in the heart of the Adirondacks that was purchased by New York State with $14.5 million in taxpayer dollars earlier this year.

EDC adopted a resolution of support.

For the press release  click here.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & REGIONAL NEWS
USDA seeks applications for renewable energy and energy efficiency loans and grants

WASHINGTON - USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service Administrator Sam Rikkers today encouraged rural small businesses and agricultural producers to apply for loans and grants to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.


Driverless Trucks Are Going To Change the Industrial Landscape

Uber recently made headlines testing its self-driving cars in Pittsburgh and Google has been working on its own for years, but something you don't hear a lot about is self-driving trucks-and that's likely to change. Many of America's largest companies realize the benefits promised by driverless trucks and experts are already saying municipalities, developers and investors alike need to start considering the impact they will have on commercial real estate.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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The Charles R. Wood Theater, Glens Falls, NY

October - November

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October 22, 2016
Glens Falls Branch NAACP
Annual Soul Food Dinner
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Menu:  Fried Chicken, Pig Feet, Black-eyed Peas, Collard Greens, Potato Salad, Sweet potao Pie, Corn Bread, Cool-Aid
The Church Of The Messiah, Parish House, 296 Glen St., Glens Falls, NY
Eat in:  Take Out:  Delivery
Donation:  Adults $12 & $14 /Children Under 12, $6
For more information or delivery call 932-9819 or 986-1163


October 27, 2016
4:00 p.m.
SUNY Adirondack's NSTEM &Adirondack  Regional Workforce Readiness Center

October 27 - April 2
The Chronicle
Classic Photos - 1980-2016
Opening Reception:  Thursday, Oct. 27, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
RSVP:  (518) 793-2826
An exhibit of fascinating photographs from The Chronicle newspaper's 35+ years-images that illustrate intriguing human interest stories and current events that have defined recent decades.

May 7 - October 29, 2016
Glens Falls Farmers Market 
Saturdays, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
South Street Market Pavilion, Downtown Glens Falls

June 4 - October 24, 2016
Mondays, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
June 4th, 2016 -October 24th, 2016
1043 State Route 9 (Davidson Brothers Brewery) Queensbury, New York

October 4 to December 13
Tuesday/6-8 p.m.

EDC Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors
8:00 a.m. 
333 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY

SAVE THE DATE
Wednesday, December 7
EDC Holiday Mixer
The Tower, 9th Floor, 333 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY
More details to follow.


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