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Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair

SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

EDC Warren County is in the process of moving our office and will be without power including phones and internet access beginning at Noon on Thursday, September 29th and Friday, September 30th.  We do plan to be up and running and ready for business on Monday, October 3rd.  During this time, you may reach Ed Bartholomew on his cell at (518) 796-9887 or via email at and John Wheatley on his cell at (518) 955-7923 or via email at at any time. Please feel free to leave messages for all staff to be responded to as soon as possible.

Due to the expansion of Glens Falls National Bank's operations, EDC will be relocating.  Thank you to Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Company for accommodating EDC for 15 years at our current location at 234 Glen Street. 

EDC looks forward to our new space at 333 Glen Street, Suite 101, (1st Floor) Glens Falls, NY.

We apologize for any inconveniences during our move.

2016 Southern Adirondack Planning & Zoning Forum
Thursday, October 6, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center
48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 
Back by popular demand, this 4th annual event is hosted by EDC Warren County and the Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning Board. 
Join over 75 local and regional municipal officials, planning professionals, and service providers with interests in zoning and planning to cover important and timely topics such as:
  • Hamlet Revitalization
  • Zoning & Planning Connection to Economic Development
  • Working with APA
  • Zoning within the ADKs
  • Smart Growth
  • Advanced SEQRA
  • Finding the Right Niche
  • More...
Don't miss expert presenters including:
  • Adirondack Park Agency
  • NYS Department of State
  • Professional Engineers & Planners
  • Experienced Legal Experts
Attendance and certificate of completion from this event qualifies for mandated NYS continuing education requirements for planning and zoning board members upon individual town/municipality approval. Inquire for details.
Register Now!
$25 registration fee. Space is limited so be sure to register early.
Register online or make checks payable to EDC Warren County and
mail to: EDC, 234 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801
Elaine Behlmer,  518-761-6007
Thanks to Our Sponsors

Sponsor & Program Information
For information on sponsorship and program topics for this year's event contact:
John Wheatley, Vice President

Panasonic to Upgrade Glens Falls Civic Center with Cutting-Edge Video Displays and Technologies to Boost Fan Engagement

GLENS FALLS, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company, a leader in implementing advanced technology solutions serving sports, entertainment and retail industries, is working with the Glens Falls Civic Center to replace its fixed-digit scoring and corner projection screens with a center hung video display, Zamboni tunnel display and six seating bowl entry displays. 

Year-Round Farmers Market Considered

Read the article in the Post-Star.

Local boards back major grant for Queensbury Hotel

GLENS FALLS - Two local development agencies are urging the city to support an application for a grant to provide up to $500,000 for upgrades to The Queensbury Hotel.

Glens Falls Seeks Grant to Deal With Foreclosure Properties

GLENS FALLS - The city of Glens Falls is seeking a $100,000 state Attorney General's office grant for a crackdown on "zombie properties."


Click here for press release and  here for fundraiser form.

Adirondack Thunder Ticket Update

Click here for link to website and ticket information.

Ski Bowl Village at Gore Mountain
FrontStreet Mountain Development, LLC

FrontStreet Transfers Historic Ski Trails to Town of Johnsburg:

North Creek, New York - September 14, 2016:  FrontStreet Mountain Development announced that it has transferred ownership and use of the remaining historic ski trails located in the North Creek Ski Bowl to the Town of Johnsburg. In total, some 35 acres of additional prime ski terrain is now being made available to expand the Gore Mountain offering at the Ski Bowl. In total, FrontStreet has transferred over 73 acres of skiable terrain for Gore Mountain. This property is located within the Ski Bowl Village at Gore Mountain property off of Ski Bowl Road.

Click here for the press release and here for the Ski Bowl Ski Map with new property for trails.
Gracenote Develops Video Playlisting, Search Help for Pay-TV Providers

Metadata firm Gracenote has developed new offerings to help pay-TV providers bring customized music video experiences to their subscribers. Companies will be able to tap into Gracenote's database of 200 million-plus music tracks, as well as its comprehensive descriptions across movies and television, to create their own music video playlistings plus help viewers identify and search for artists they see on the small screen.
Capital Region leads New York metro areas in economic growth
Only major drag is government, which has seen reduction in jobs

Story on Capital Region economy compared to rest of the state's metro areas.

Read the article  in the Times Union.

Renamed UAlbany campus aims to advance health sector in Albany area

The University at Albany's newly renamed Health Sciences Campus aims to advance the health sector in the Albany , New York area with more opportunities in research, academics and collaboration initiatives.

Read the article in the  Business Review.
Ask Colorado Whether Infrastructure Spending Works

Article on smart infrastructure spending to build economic strength and competitive advantage.

Read the article in Bloomberg.

Cirrus Aircraft's new Vision Jet model
Photo:  Cirrus Aircraft
New York Post.
SUNY Poly Rockets to Top 20 in Latest U.S. News & World Report's Rankings of Best Colleges and 3rd Among Regional Public Universities

First full year of data based on merger of SUNY CNSE and SUNY IT delivers significant boost in regional 4-year university rankings.

More Developers Kick Parking Lots to the Curb

Cities follow New York, San Francisco in opting to bypass building garages

Read the article on the rethinking of urban parking  in the  Wall Street Journal. 
GlobalFoundries will invest billions of dollars to develop next generation of chips

Next generation chips coming soon to Malta NY. Ten year anniversary of the initial announcement made by then AMD to locate a chip fab plant at Luther Forest.

Read the article in the Business Review.
GlobalFoundries unveils 7nm FinFET process

Positive news for the region.

NYSERDA Launches Programs to Reduce Energy Use

Ind ustrial and manufacturing facilities across the state are in line to receive grants for energy efficiency from two new initiatives totaling $10 million announced this week.
Read the article  in  RBJ.
How to Transform Tourism Into a Major Economic Development Growth Engine

Article detailing the link between tourism and economic development in communities that have both.

Read the article  in Expansion Solutions Magazine.
Obama's "Cool & Connected" to revitalize ten Appalachian towns with broadband

Example of two federal assistance programs aimed at rural broadband communities.

Albany Ranked 3rd in US News for best places to find tech job list





September - October
The Charles R. Wood Theater, Glens Falls, NY

October - November

September- November

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

Thursday, September 22 - Sunday, September 25
Crandall Park - Glens Falls, NY and Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport - Queensbury, NY

Sunday, October 2
11:a.m - 3:00 p.m.
Glens Falls City Park, Glens Falls, NY

Tuesday, October 4
EDC Audit & Finance Committee Meeting
8:30 a.m. -  333 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY

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

Thursday, October 6, 2016
EDC's 4th Annual Southern Adirondack Planning & Zoning Forum
Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center, Lake George, NY
Click here for more details and to register for the event.

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