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Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair

DECEMBER 16, 2016

Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year from all of us at EDC!

Please note EDC Offices will be closed Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26 along with Friday, December 29 and Monday, January 2 to celebrate the holidays with our families.

Thank you for attending our holiday mixer!

EDC extends a warm thank you to everyone who joined us for our annual holiday mixer on 
December 7 at the Tower and participated in EDC's gift appeal for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks.  It was wonderful to gather with friends, associates and colleagues to celebrate the season.  Big Brothers Big Sisters greatly appreciated the abundance of gifts collected from our most generous donors.
Additionally, EDC extends a huge thank you to our sponsors.  We couldn't have done it without you!

333 Glen Street LLC

Popular financial bank rate site GoBankingRates lists Glens Falls, NY as a Best City in Every State for a Successful 2017.  Included in the selection criteria are unemployment rate, median household income, median home price and percentage of population with college degrees.

Click here.

Park Theater project receives $600K state grant

The Park Theater renovation project in downtown Glens Falls will receive $600,000 in state funding.

Developer Elizabeth Miller is renovating the historic building on Park Street, originally used as a theater, for a performing arts space on the main floor and a 70-seat restaurant in the basement.

Miller praised EDC Warren County President Edward Bartholomew for urging her to be persistent after failing in two previous state grant applications.

"He helped walk me through the process and encouraged me to put the third application in," she said. "He's been a huge help to get this accomplished."

Read the article in the  Post Star.

Click here for link to interview on Look TV.

The following projects within Warren County received State funding totaling over $3M:
Adirondack Pub Brewery, Lake George, $325,000
Veterans Park Master Plan Update, Bolton, $18,750
Public Dock Expansion, Hague, $38,000
Joint Climate Action Plan, Lake George, $25,000
Soil and Conservation Sediment Control, $57,000 Countywide
First Wilderness Warren Saratoga trails, $520,300
Park Street Theater, Park Street, Glens Falls, $625,000
Hudson Headwaters Health Network, 90 South Street, Glens Falls Women's Wellness Center, $250,000   
Finch Paper $1M residual-sludge development with 2 products, Glens Falls   
City Downtown Green Infrastructure, Glens Falls, $225,000  

For a complete listing and link to all awards click here.

EDC continues to administer the $10M Glens Falls Downtown Revitalization Initiative.  To-date there have been 4 DRI Meetings held at Crandall Library.
Community Outreach-Participation to-date has consisted of the following:
Balloon Festival Downtown Sept. 22
Taste of the North County Oct. 2
Farmers Market Oct. 15
Design Charrette at Heritage Hall Dec. 3
On Line Survey (completed)
Downtown Market Study released December 15 available on line
Future Meetings:
Jan. 11, 2017 - Crandall Library, 2:30 pm-4:30 pm
Jan. 25, 2017 - Open House Crandall Library,  6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Feb. 8, 2017 - Crandall Library,  2:30 pm-4:30 pm

End of Feb 2017 Submittal of DRI Report to NYS Department of State
Information available at

Governor Cuomo's Broadband Program Assisting in Extending Broadband to Unserved area within North Creek

EDC President Ed Bartholomew attended a NYS Urban Development Public Hearing in North Creek on Tuesday to support Frontier's Unserved Broadband Project in Warren County.

This broadband project will receive matching state assistance through Governor Cuomo's New NY Connect program which will permit Frontier Communication to extend broadband service to nearly 400 housing within the North Creek hamlet area.

Bartholomew called this initial grant "a positive first step for Warren County."  President Bartholomew applauded Frontier Communication for this initiative and pledged to work closely with this telecommunication firm for additional broadband projects in 2017 within Warren County.   

Bartholomew stated that "the partnering of the Governor's Broadband Grant Program, along with Senator Gillibrand and Congresswoman Stefanik's funding legislation through USDA and the Federal communication Broadband Program will provide opportunities for Warren County this coming year."  
Get your hockey tickets now:

Upcoming Home games at the Glens Falls Civic Center:

Friday, December 17, 2016:  Adirondack Thunder vs. Brampton Beast at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 20, 2016:  Adirondack Thunder vs. Reading Royals at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, December 31, 2016:  Adirondack Thunder vs. Reading Royals at 5:30 p.m.

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

The ECHL announced on Monday that the  Hockey Hall of Fame  Exhibit will appear during the 2017  CCM /ECHL All-Star Classic presented by  I LOVE NY .

There will be 12 exhibit showcases and interactive games at the Fan Fest on Tuesday, Jan. 17, including displays featuring the Vezina Trophy and Hart Trophy.

Click here.




8AM - 11AM

9th Annual



Enjoy Free Christmas Meal & Music

With Al & Kathy Bain, Ray Agnew,

Maury Thompson


Saratoga County Planning & Zoning Conference
Wednesday, January 25, 2016
Saratoga Springs City Center
Broadway, Saratoga Springs

Mark your calendars for the 13th consecutive Conference held each year in January offering 16 training sessions to about 550 registrants from 8 surrounding counties, with 26% of registrants from outside of Saratoga county.  This year EDC President Ed Bartholomew will be part of a panel discussion along with Jim Martin of the LA Group to speak about downtown revitalization and economic development.  Click here for more information.
Emergency Services - Warren County, New York

The People with Access and Mobility Needs Registry is a voluntary program for full and part-time residents of Warren County.  The registry is designed for residents that may need additional assistance during an emergency.

For more information click here.

 New York Bets $650 Million to Spark a Biotech Boom

NEW YORK - New York is making a play to become the biggest biotech hub on the east coast. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a $650 million initiative to spur the growth of a new, world-class life science research cluster in New York. 

The initiative includes $250 million in tax incentives for new and existing life science companies, $200 million in state capital grants to support investment in wet-lab and innovation space, $100 million in investment capital for early stage life science initiatives, with an additional match of at least $100 million for operating support from private sector partnerships, according to a statement from the governor's office. 

Read the article in  BioSpace.

Bike Production Shifts Gears and Rolls Back to the US

Article on movement of new bicycle manufacturing returning to US from offshore. Made in USA, branding, demographic shifts and proximity to urban markets all feeding into the trend. Good example of opportunity for non high tech manufacturing for our region especially with a high outdoor recreation component. Other industries may follow this trend over the next few years.



Tuesday, December 20
8:00 a.m. 
333 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY

Sunday, December 25

Sunday, January 1

Save the Date:  
Tuesday, January 17 - Thursday, January 19
Marriott Hotel, Wolf Road
Albany, NY

Save the Date:
Monday, January 23
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
The Hilton Albany

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