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Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair

JANUARY 27, 2017
EDC Hosts Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul at Heritage Hall

EDC welcomed Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul on Wednesday, January 18th for a presentation of Governor Cuomo's "Excelsior Ever Upward" featuring an overview of the upcoming 2017 NYS Budget.  Standing room only crowd listened to her give details of key features of this year's budget including proposals for education, infrastructure, broadband and economic development.  Introducing Lieutenant Governor Hochul was Warren County Board of Supervisors Chair Ron Conover of Bolton, NY. Also speaking was Glens Falls Mayor Jack Diamond.

Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul

Glens Falls Mayor Jack Diamond

Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul and EDC President
Ed Bartholomew

Introduction to Budget Presentation Lt. Kathy Hochul
Introduction to Budget Presentation Lt. Kathy Hochul

Click  here for the press release.

Albany Losing Its Professional Hockey Team?

Saturday's announcement at the American Hockey League meetings in Allentown, Pa. (site of the former Adirondack Phantoms) will mean Glens Falls will once again be the only community within the Capital Region with professional hockey -Adirondack Thunder of the ECHL as the Albany Devils will be moving to Binghamton. This move from Albany has been rumored for several  months.
From Binghamton Press Bulletin

The New Jersey Devils' American Hockey League affiliate is planning to relocate from Albany to Binghamton for the 2017-18 season, according to a report in the Times-Union in Albany .

Citing "sources familiar with the situation," the Times Union said the move is expected to be approved Sunday during an AHL board of governors meeting in Allentown, Pennsylvania. AHL officials will come together in Allentown for AHL All-Star Classic Weekend, which runs Saturday through Monday at the PPL Center - the home of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
The team's relocation to Binghamton could not be confirmed by local officials but would be good news for Binghamton area hockey fans, who learned in September that the Ottawa Senators of the NHL were moving their AHL affiliate to Belleville, Ontario, for the 2017-2018 season.

The B-Sens have been affiliated with Ottawa since the 2002-03 season. The B-Sens won the AHL Calder Cup in 2011.

Pending approval, the Albany Devils will follow its seventh season at the 15,500-seat Times Union Center with its first at Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena, which seats close to 4,700 for hockey as the home of the Binghamton Senators.

B-Sens executive vice president of operations Tom Mitchell said in September that AHL hockey will remain in the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena after this season.

"The American league is going nowhere, that's a given," Mitchell said Sept. 26. "More than talks; (hockey) is going to stay in Binghamton and I can't say much more than that."

A message left on Mitchell's phone Wednesday night was not immediately returned.

Broome County executive Jason Garnar also did not respond to a message left on his cell phone.

According to the Times Union, the Albany Devils rank last out of 30 AHL teams in home attendance, with an average of 2,888 fans. The B-Sens rank 29th, with 3,436 fans per home game.

Entering Wednesday night's AHL games, the Albany Devils stood second in the seven-team North Division with a 24-16-1-1 record and the B-Sens were fifth at 18-19-2-1. The Syracuse Crunch took a division-leading 20-12-3-5 record into Wednesday's games.

Get your hockey tickets now:

Upcoming Home games at the Glens Falls Civic Center:

Friday, January 27, 2017:  Adirondack Thunder vs. Royals at 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 28, 2017:  Adirondack Thunder vs. Jackals at 7 p.m.

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


EDC extends its recognition and appreciation to William Stock who has provided a grant to the Glens Falls Hospital in the amount of one million dollars-"one of the largest philanthropic gifts" in the hospital's history.

The contribution from the Bill and Joanne Stock Foundation, a family philanthropic trust, will go toward the hospital's $5 million renovation of the Snuggery, a project that begins next week.  

Stock made the contribution in memory of his mother, Joyce Stock, a former nurse at the hospital who, with her husband, were original owners of the Heidelberg Inn, a restaurant in Queensbury.

The hospital announced its birthing center has been renamed The Joyce Stock Snuggery at Glens Falls Hospital.

EDC thanks Governor Cuomo of a $20 million commitment to making both Gore and Whiteface Mountain Ski Areas a true state of the art tourism destination experience bolstering economic impact for winter and year-round outdoor recreation.  
EDC is appreciative of ORDA's advocacy for the continued development of Gore Mountain.
Included in the Gore Mountain improvements are:
  • Expanding seating capacity and modernizing the Saddle Lodge's facilities and infrastructure.
  • Adding a third story to the Base Lodge - building corporate meeting room space, additional seating and customer amenities, and expanding the rental shop in the Northwoods Lodge.
  • Restoring the original 1967 gondola unloading station into a Gore summit warming facility and overlook.
To read the press release click here.
Click here to listen to the story from North Country Public Radio.
With our region's continued emphasis and priority for arts and entertainment activities the NYS State Council announced grants for Warren County organizations.
EDC President Ed Bartholomew indicated that  "through collaborative efforts of the Glens Falls $10M DRI award titled  "AWE"   Arts Wellness & Entertainment and the increasing recognition and focus by County tourism our arts and cultural organizations will be further strengthened".
Warren County received nearly $300,000 total in grants. LARAC, Crandall Public Library and The Hyde Collection Trust received the most money, with $153,800, $55,000 and $22,000 respectively. Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra received $15,000 and Adirondack Theatre Festival and Lake George Music Festival, Inc. were awarded $14,000 each.
Click here.

EDC Warren County and Empire State Development officials convened with recent recipients of the CFA state funding awards this week to review the process going forward with their grants including:
Park Theater  $600,000
Hudson Headwaters Health Network Women's Wellness Center  $250,000
Adirondack Pub Brewery $250,000
Other CFA awards announced last month included:
Glens Falls Downtown Green Infrastructure  $168,750
Finch Paper Residuals Project  $1M
First Wilderness Trails  $520,000
Bolton Veterans Park Master Plan  $18,750
Town of Hague Public Dock Expansion  $38,000
Town of Lake George Climate Action Plan  $25,000
Warren County Soil/Water Conservation Erosion and Sediment Control $57,000

Coming in early March


EDC Member Appreciation Day at Gore Mountain


Get ready for a day of fun! More details to follow.

The Lake George Winter Carnival is right around the corner! The 56th Annual Gala is Friday, Jan. 27 at the Wild West Ranch. The theme this year is Jewels to Jeans, a casual yet elegant affair. Cocktails start at 6 p.m. and dinner and dancing starts at 7 p.m. There will be live music by Rob Pulsifer and The E Town Express. The cost is $50 per person. Tickets are available at Duffy's Tavern, Mario's Restaurant, Wild West Ranch and Prospect Mountain Diner.

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.


This year is the 29th anniversary of the region's premier job and career fair.   It takes place Wednesday, March 15th from 12 - 4 pm in the SUNY Adirondack gymnasium.
Click here for the link for businesses to register.  I f you go to the website, job seekers can see who is registered and what jobs are available.

Jimmer Fredette is a dominant 'god' in China

Read the story  in the New York Post.


The Hyde Collection

2017 Exhibitions Announced

Click here.

PHOTO GALLERY:  Stanley Cup in Glens Falls

The Stanley Cup was available for public viewing at The Queensbury Hotel. The trophy was touring the region for the ECHL All-Star Classic.

Read the article in the Post-Star.

West Mountain Ski Center - Steve Jacobs,

Better Season has West Mountain owners looking to the long-term

QUEENSBURY - The fiscal outlook for West Mountain Ski Center is looking brighter with colder weather and more consistent, favorable skiing conditions this winter, said co-owner Spencer Montgomery.

"We had a record Christmas week," he said. "This past weekend was solid. I would give it a seven on a 1-to-10 scale."


McKesson Corp. said that it will expand its offering of health care information technology and services with the $1.1 billion purchase of software maker CoverMyMeds from private equity firm Francisco Partners.

Note: McKesson Corporation currently operates a 40,000 SF electronic data processing office facility in Northway Plaza in Queensbury NY employing approximately 250 people. Prior to becoming McKesson, the facility was formerly owned and operated by Per Se Technologies which was acquired by McKesson in 2006.
Click here.

Peter Liguori to Exit as CEO of Tribune Media

Peter Liguori will step down as president and CEO of  Tribune Media in March, the company said Wednesday.

Liguori, the former head of entertainment at Fox and FX, joined Tribune as president and CEO in January 2013, after the completion of its four-year bankruptcy reorganization. He has been rumored as a candidate to succeed Michael Lynton as CEO of Sony Corp.'s Hollywood operations.

Read the article in  Variety.

Frontier Town eyed as 'gateway' to Adirondacks

NORTH HUDSON - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a "Gateway to the Adirondacks" at the site of the former Frontier Town theme park, eyeing a $32 million state investment.

The plan for the 85-acre site at Exit 29 of the Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87) has accelerated over the past eight months.

Click here and here for more details on the Frontier revival project.
The Top 10 Industrial Real Estate Trends to Look For in 2017

From foreign entities investing in properties across international borders to the volatile U.S. political climate affecting neighbors like Canada and the global stage, the new year will shape future industrial real estate trends. Over the past few years, the rise of e-commerce has led to growing demand for large distribution and fulfillment centers, while the continued dominance of intermodal shipping has overtaken an industry dominated by direct truck delivery. The entire supply chain, from warehouse to last mile, has been affected by matters of technology, security, politics and consumer desire.

Mirrors many trends regionally and locally.




The Charles R. Wood Theater, Glens Falls, NY




Saturday, Feb. 4
ATF Annual Benefit & Auction
6:30 p.m. Doors Open
Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street, Downtown Glens Falls
CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets or call 518-480-4878!

Friday, Feb. 10
8:00 a.m.
188 Dix Avenue, Glens Falls, NY

Friday-Sunday Feb. 24-26
NYSEF U19 State Championships
Gore Mountain

Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm - Mar 4 @ 11:45 pm
Glens Falls Civic Center

Tuesday, Feb. 28
EDC Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors
8 a.m.
333 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY

Mar 15, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SUNY Adirondack Gymnasium

Friday-Monday March 17-20
NYSEF USAA Eastern Finals
Gore Mountain

Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm - Mar 26 @ 11:45 pm

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