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Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair

FEBRUARY 10, 2017
INSIDE EDC

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EDC Member Appreciation Day at Gore Mountain

Friday, March 10, 2017

 

 

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


EDC Supports Rep. Stefanik on Bipartisan Medical Device Legislation

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik on Wednesday announced that she and Rep. Mimi Waters have put together a bipartisan group of second-term House members that are urging House Speaker Paul Ryan to expedite consideration of legislation to permanently repeal the federal excise tax on medical devices. EDC met with Rep. Stefanik last December to outline current regional economic issues and included in the discussion the permanent elimination of the medical device tax and is in full support of her efforts to strengthen new investment and jobs in the sector that were negatively impacted when it was in place.

Downtown Plan Includes Parking Garage, Pocket Park and Public Arts Area on South Street

Members of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative along with a consultant from BFJ Planning met at Crandall Public Library this past Wednesday to discuss plans for use of funding from its $10 million Downtown Revitalization grant.
 

Nielsen Completes Acquisition of Gracenote - Queensbury

EDC congratulates Nielsen, the new owner of Gracenote and looks forward to working with the new ownership group.

As of Feb. 1, 2017, Nielsen announced it has completed its acquisition of Gracenote, the industry's leading media and entertainment metadata provider. The acquisition of Gracenote's global database and technology solutions-which span across platforms including multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs), smart televisions, streaming music services, connected devices, media players and in-car infotainment systems-significantly expands Nielsen's footprint with major clients.
 
With this acquisition, Nielsen gains access to the Gracenote data and technology that underpins the programming guides and personalized user experience around the consumption of video, music, and sports content. Gracenote provides reference information for over 12 million movie and television listings and 200 million music tracks, driving the interfaces of the major streaming digital media services, as well as the infotainment systems in over 75 million automobiles.
 

Two great articles in  Saratoga Living Magazine regarding
North Creek:

Ski Bowl Village at Gore: Luxury Camp Living with Ski-In Ski-Out Perks




T here's one thing we have this year that was sorely lacking the same time last year-and that's snow. With snow on the ground now, and more snow likely on the horizon, ski season is in full swing. Which means things are looking good for Gore Mountain, especially with Alpine trail improvements and cross country trail expansion.

But there's one other thing the mountain has going for it-and that's Ski Bowl Village, a ski-in, ski-out community currently in the works in North Creek by FrontStreet Mountain Development. It's the only  one of its kind at Gore, and over the course of 10 phases, 154 residences-including 18 single-family homes-will be built on the 430-plus acre property.
These aren't just any homes, either-they're luxury townhomes, carefully "carved" into the woods to give you the feeling that they've been there for the past 60, even 80 years. Not only that, they're far from cookie-cutter.


Ski Bowl Boom: New and Improved Ski and Snowshoe Trails in North Creek





Ski Bowl Boom: New and Improved Ski and Snowshoe Trails in North Creek

A variation on the "More Gore" marketing theme at Gore Mountain Ski Center fits nicely at the North Creek Ski Bowl: "More Nordic." The historic site, operated by the Olympic Regional Development Authority in partnership with the Town of Johnsburg, now offers cross-country ski facilities, a direct result of the non-winter weather of 2015-16.

Once famous as a pioneer in winter sports in New York's Adirondack Mountains, the Ski Bowl languished but has come back to life in the past 15 years and is flourishing again at the base of Little Gore Mountain. It is connected to ORDA's seemingly ever-growing Gore Mountain center and offers a full menu of activities-Alpine and Nordic skiing, a terrain park with a half pipe, ski/boarder cross and snowshoeing under the lights on its grounds. The new Nordic and snowshoe network open to the public was developed over the summer following a successful experience of hosting cross-country races last winter.

The overall turnaround at the Ski Bowl is the result of several factors, including efforts by FrontStreet Mountain Development LLC to bring its ambitious Ski Bowl Village at Gore Mountain project to reality. David Crikelair, who has been skiing at Gore Mountain since the 1960s, is the managing partner. His son, Mac, is the project manager.


Get your hockey tickets now:

Upcoming Home games at the Glens Falls Civic Center:



Tuesday, February 14, 2017:  Adirondack Thunder vs. Royals at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, February 24, 2017:  Adirondack Thunder vs. Royals at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 25, 2017:  Adirondack Thunder vs. Beast at 7:00 p.m.



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

Lake George Winter Carnival 2017
Weekends In February Are Winter Carnival Time!

Lake George Village offers a month-long celebration of winter during this  annual family-friendly festival! The Winter Carnival takes place each weekend throughout February with three weekends remaining, so mark your calendar now and get ready to take part in the fun.

Click here for activities and schedule.


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.


GORE MOUNTAIN TO CELEBRATE THE NORTH CREEK SKI BOWL UNDER A FULL MOON



Friday Evening to Include Ticket Discounts, Snowshoe Trek, & Live Music

NORTH CREEK, NY - Under a full Adirondack moon on Friday, February 10, enjoy an evening of family fun and value-added winter recreation at the North Creek Ski Bowl!  As of 5pm, tickets to access both the Village Chairlift and/or the Nordic and snowshoe  trail system  are just $10.  This discount is accompanied by live music in the lodge from Mitch Frasier 5-8pm, old-fashioned games for kids, and a specialty menu from the Ski Bowl's all-new food truck.

Click here for the press release and more details.
 
Visual Arts Gallery Presents

A Thousand Words
Works by Len Davis
February 16 Through April 6, 2017

Artist Len Davis explores the interplay between the figurative and literal term through 100 8-by-5-inch collages incorporated with drawings of people's faces executed on text-filled newsprint pages.  When looking at a person's facial expression, you can tell how they're feeling at that particular moment.  Whereas, text, words, verbiage and recognizable text and identify marks explain it for you.  Either way, we're provided a mental picture from both, which illustrate the fact that "A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words."

For more information about the Visual Arts Gallery click here.
 
Latest regarding Jimmer:

Glens Falls Jimmer Fredette is so huge in China that NBA is a legit dilemma

Read the article in the  New York Post .
 
Governor announces dates for Free Fishing in NY for 2017

Click here for the press release.
 
DEC Proposes to Streamline Environmental Quality Reviews

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released for public comment a draft rulemaking package to streamline the environmental review process that, if adopted, would make the first update to New York's State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) regulations in more than two decades.

Click here .

The Hyde Collection

2017 Exhibitions Announced

Click here.

Broad Backing for Adirondack Gateway plan

Master plan perspective
NORTH HUDSON -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to build an regional visitors' center at the  former Frontier Town theme park  at Northway Exit 29 isn't the first time the state has tried to attract more visitors to the Adirondack Park's mountains, or sunk millions of dollars into the concept.

Click here  f o r the article in the Daily Gazette  on the project.
EDC congratulates CHANGE on being elected for the 2016 National EBJ Environmental Impact Business Achievement Award!


WARREN COUNTY HAPPENINGS
Marine squadron makes surprise local visit

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. Marines headed from balmy North Carolina to frigid Fort Drum made a surprise stop in Warren County on Friday to refuel and assess lake-effect weather.

Four large CH-53E Super Stallions, part of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461, nicknamed "Ironhorse," stopped at Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Queensbury after turning around over Lake George.

Read the article in the  Saratogian.


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & REGIONAL NEWS

 
New York productions benefiting from the postproduction tax credit were up for several Academy Awards 
 
Read the article  in Crain's New York Business

US News and World Report released rankings of the 100 Best Places to Live List - Albany, NY ranks 30th up from last year

Read the article.


The Plattsburgh International Airport has been undergoing a more than $50 million expansion for the past several years. Clinton County officials say that will soon be complete, but there's another big project just around the corner. This month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, announced the state would provide nearly $40 million to help the airport expand further.

 

Trend needs to be reversed quickly; new report cites small business growth contracting.

Read the article  in the Times Union.

Low dollar, cheap housing and vibrant tech sector make Montreal Canada's job-creation ca pital

Just three hours north of Glens Falls, Montreal Quebec experiencing a job boom leading Canadian economy.

Read the article in the  Montreal Gazette .
 


UPCOMING EVENTS

February

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The Charles R. Wood Theater, Glens Falls, NY

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February
SAVE THE DATE
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

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

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

SAVE THE DATE
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm - Mar 26 @ 11:45 pm

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