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Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair

JUNE 23, 2017

Warren County & Region
Growth, Challenges and Opportunities

We are no longer taking reservations for this event.

CEO Jim Clemmer of AngioDynamics, Senator Betty Little and key business leaders from our region will speak at EDC's Annual Luncheon this Tuesday at Great Escape Lodge. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Registration and Networking: 11:30 a.m. - Noon

Luncheon & Program: Noon to 1:30 p.m. 
Great Escape Lodge, 89 Six Flags Drive, Queensbury, New York
The event's keynote speaker will be James Clemmer, President and CEO of AngioDynamics. Mr. Clemmer brings more than 25 years of leadership within the healthcare industry and a proven track record of success to his position. 
In addition to the keynote presentation, EDC officials will share highlights from 2016 and discuss 2017 initiatives. This annual event attracts private citizens as well as roughly 250 local business and non-profit executives, county and municipal administrators, school leaders, and elected officials. 









James Clemmer
President & CEO

EDC Warren County to Establish 'Opportunity Zone' Around Warren County Airport

QUEENSBURY - EDC Warren County is developing a strategy to market land suitable for industrial development in the vicinity of Warren County airport and South Queensbury as an "opportunity zone."

Read the article in the  Post Star.

Glens Falls Park Street Theater Renovation

Owner of Park Theater Searching for Chef, Theater Manager

The restaurant will be named Doc's in recognition of the late Dr. Harold Kirkpatrick, a plastic surgeon, who owned the theater for three decades until his death in 2014.

Read the article in the  Business Review.

7 p.m., City Park Bandstand

Click here for schedule.

Local Plumbers Union State-Of-The-Art Training Center Key To Filling Jobs in Region

For the 450 members of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 773, the outlook regarding the future of jobs is good. Its state-of-the-art training center in Queensbury continues to prepare journeymen for the fast-growing list of jobs in and around the region, union officials said.

Located at 37 Luzerne Road in Queensbury,  the team of expert instructors and support staff at Local 773 serves seven counties that span from Saratoga County to the Canadian border. They provide qualified pipefitters, welders, plumbers, HVAC workers and fire-suppression experts to industries ranging from commercial and light industrial to high-tech companies such as GlobalFoundries.

Read the article in the  Glens Falls Business Journal.

Erin Coe Leaving The Hyde Collection

GLENS FALLS - Erin Coe, director of The Hyde Collection art museum on Warren Street, is leaving the museum for a new job as director of The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State University, The Hyde Collection's board of trustees announced Tuesday.

Congratulations and Best Wishes to Erin from EDC!

Read the article in the  Post Star.

AP source: Panthers Offer Coaching Job to Bob Boughner

Bob Boughner never made the Florida Panthers as a player. He's on the brink of joining them as their next coach.

A person with knowledge of the situation said Saturday that the Panthers have offered Boughner the job, and that some remaining details between the team and the former NHL defenseman should be worked out by Monday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been finalized.

Boughner would also be the fourth recent Panthers coach with ties to Detroit's former AHL team in Glens Falls, New York, the Adirondack Red Wings. Rowe and Gallant both played for Adirondack, as did Boughner. And former Florida coach Kevin Dineen's father, Bill Dineen, was a longtime coach in Glens Falls.

Click here to read the entire story.

Attention all EDC Members and Future Members:

Renew your membership at EDC!

EDC members now have the option of renewing 2017 membership securely online with a credit card in addition to mailing a check.  There is also the ability to become a new member and sponsor an event. Please review EDC's home page links 'Renew or Become an EDC Member' and 'Sponsor an EDC Event' at 
Still haven't renewed: C all EDC Offices at 518-761-6007 and staff will gladly answer any questions about our membership program and benefits.

Farmers' Markets

Taste a harvest of fresh fruits, vegetables, organic produce and other natural edibles for the palate from our local farms (in the Greater Lake George, Glens Falls, Saratoga, Albany and Adirondack Regions of Upstate New York) who are committed to providing a cornucopia of delicious and nutritious foods for the family table. Support the Local Farmers!

Saturday, June 24 - October 28, 2017
Glens Falls Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
South Street Pavilion, Downtown Glens Falls

June - October
Queensbury Farmers Market
Mondays, 3pm - 6pm
Davidson Brothers Parking lot
1043 State Route 9
(518) 792-0438

Click here for listing of Farmers' Markets in Albany, Saratoga, Warren, Essex, & Washington Counties of Upstate New York.

is now open on weekends.
Splashwater Kingdom opened May 27

Get your season pass now and save.

251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY  12801

Two screenings each Tuesday through June 27, 2:30 PM and 
6:30 PM. FREE to attend.  Mark your calendars and join us!

Click here for flyer.

WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 28 TO AUGUST 16, 2017 -  5 TO 7 P.M.
Take A Bite is a popular, family-friendly event in Glens Falls, running eight weeks from June 28 to August 16, 2017, on Wednesday evenings. Restaurants offer "small plates" priced at $5 and under, while guests stroll through downtown enjoying live entertainment and music.
Click here.

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.

EDC continues to receive forwarded mail from our old address and is looking for your help in changing our contact information.  Please correct your records to reflect our new contact information and direct all future correspondence to our new address above.  We appreciate your cooperation and thank you for your assistance.

2017 SONY Open Friday, June 30th

Friday, June 30, 2017
Tournament to Support
Special Olympics New York  at Van Patten Golf Club,  Clifton Park, NY

Click here.

2017 Annual Meeting

Date and Time

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am


The Sagamore Resort Conference Center, Bolton Landing, NY

Click here for more information.

Adirondack Wine & Food Festival 2017
Sample the Lake George Region's spectacular wines, beers, spirits, and foods!

Take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey as you are introduced to  over 80 NY State craft beverage producers and local food vendors, with the beauty of Lake George as your backdrop! 

The  3rd Annual Adirondack Wine & Food Festival is returning to Lake George and you won't want to miss it! The Festival will showcase some of the best wineries, breweries, distilleries, local artisanal food vendors, crafts and food trucks the region has to offer.

Saturday, June 24: 11am - 6pm
Sunday, June 2511am - 5pm
Charles R. Wood Park Festival Commons
17 West Brook Road
Lake George, NY 12845

Click  here.
Cisco Report on Internet Trends
A new report issued by Cisco details trends coming in internet traffic and usage over the next 5 years. By 2020 approximately 80% of internet traffic will be video. Overall usage is expected to continue to mushroom underscoring the need to bring high speed broadband to all of the region and not leave rural areas behind.

Click here.
The 20 Hottest Cities for Tech Jobs Now

Albany now #4 on Money's list


President's Plan to Slash Subsidy Threatens Upstate

Essential Air Service critical to rural communities' economy

Read the article in the  Times Union.

Real Estate Professionals Can Avoid Costly Mistakes with Advanced Drive-Time Analyses

Article about how site selection software impacts analysis of sites. EDC website enables prospective purchasers of Warren County sites and buildings the ability to use ESRI radius and drive time data for individual sites on EDC's website.

Real estate professionals can avoid costly mistakes with advanced drive.

Read the article in the  Business Review .

Click here for EDC website.







Saturday, June 17 - October 28, 2017
Glens Falls Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
South Street Pavilion, Downtown Glens Falls

NYSEDC Schedule of Events

Friday, June 23
Glens Falls Dragons vs. Albany Dutchmen DH
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
East Field Stadium
175 Dix Avenue, Glens Falls, NY

June - October
Queensbury Farmers Market
Mondays, 3pm - 6pm
Davidson Brothers Parking lot
1043 State Route 9
(518) 792-0438

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
EDC Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors
8:00 a.m. - 333 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY

Saturday, August 19
West Mountain's "Over the Top" Race!

September 15-17 (rescheduled from July 14-16)
An event to benefit S.A.V.E. (Stop Aquatic Invasives from Entering) Lake
George Partnership on Lake George, NY
Lake George, NY
For more information and to register click here.

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