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Bi-Weekly Development News for Warren County and the Region
Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair

JANUARY 13, 2017
INSIDE EDC


State of the State at UAlbany - January 11, 2017

EDC attended Governor Cuomo's New York State of the State presentation at UAlbany on Wednesday. It was the last in a series of presentations made by the governor across the state. The overarching theme of the speech was a continued reference to the phrase "Upstate Matters".  A transcript of the presentation can be found here and article in the Times Union  here.


Sixth REDC Round Includes Funding Support for the Film Industry

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced more than $700 million in economic and community development funding has been awarded through Round VI of the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) initiative.

This round included 14 film and television-related awards totaling more than $5.25 million to support and expand the production industry throughout New York State. 

To read the full story,   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.


JOB DISCOVERY 2017

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.

 
New Restaurant Planned for Downtown Glens Falls

GLENS FALLS - A new fine dining restaurant featuring "New-Age American" cuisine is planned for the ground floor of the Aeon Nexus building on the west side of Glen Street.

EDC Warren County is reviewing a loan application for the new venture, said EDC President Edward Bartholomew.

Read the article in the Post-Star.
 
Lake George NY named one of Expedia's Top 17 Coziest Mountain Towns to visit:

Read the article in the  Times Union.
 
Longtime EDC ally and partner National Grid launching new programs to assist with economic development


Below is an information request on Gas Market Assessment.

National Grid Information Request - Gas Market Assessment

National Grid is conducting ongoing outreach to gain better visibility into our customers' natural gas needs.  Your feedback is critical to help us plan for growth in the face of possible future constraints on the interstate natural gas pipeline system and for capital planning purposes, to ensure that National Grid can accommodate customer schedules when construction of facilities is required. 
 
Please provide us with as much information as possible in the form linked below regarding potential project(s). You can also reach out directly via email to discuss project(s) at unygasmarket@nationalgrid.com .   This is a continuous effort, so please save this link and email address.  Reach out and/or complete the brief form any time you are considering a project.  All responses are confidential and will be used by National Grid's team to plan for the growing demand for gas in the Capital Region. 
 
We are simply asking folks to contact us early if they are even thinking about a project and provide us with any information possible.  We will be reaching out to developers, real estate agents, engineering firms, and customers in the coming months as well.  Share this effort with your contacts. 
 
You may be aware of other recent engagement efforts around energy infrastructure.   The initiative I am writing to you about today is complementary, ongoing, and concurrent to those efforts.  The best outcome is that National Grid gathers market data that will help inform its decisions going forward.
 
Intake Form - ngrid.com/uny-gasmarket


Northeastern Fine Jewelry Opening Glens Falls Store

Latest store will be in building that housed Scoville Jewelers.

Northeastern Fine Jewelry will open a new store in Glens Falls next month, the Schenectady-based chain's fourth retail outlet.

The 2,500-square foot store will be located at 167 Glen St. in a building formerly occupied by Scoville Jewelers. Five employees have been hired to work there.

Northeastern Fine Jewelry has storefronts on Western Avenue in Albany and Union Street in Schenectady and a downstate location in the historic Diamond District in New York City.

Ed Bartholomew, President and CEO of EDC Warren County stated "Northeastern Fine Jewelry operates well established jewelry stores in the region having been established in 1980.  This new store in downtown Glens Falls will add to their locations within the capital area.  We welcome owner Ray Bleser to the Glens Falls region."

Read the article in the  Times Union.
 
From Town of Horicon

Town of Horicon Historical Society President, Tom Johansen, has asked me to share with you the  Project Status Report  as presented to the Society at its monthly meeting on 1/9  and for report to the Horicon Town Supervisor & Town Board at its next monthly meeting on 1/19.
 
SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE IN CREATION OF NEW HISTORICAL MUSEUM ANNEX IN ADIRONDACK:
 
The church's new concrete foundation has been installed replacing the failed original foundation.
   
This progress is occurring because of the efforts, dedication, contributions and determination of  you and hundreds of other individuals and businesses who care so deeply for our Community  and the Adirondack region and for preservation of its nationally-significant historical heritage.
 
As noted in the attached Report, we still await receipt of the Grant Disbursement Agreement  for the $100,000 grant awarded by New York State for this Project on October 15, 2015.
 
The Historical Society offers its gratitude to you and to the Horicon Town Board, Town Supervisor  Matthew Simpson, Warren County Economic Development Corp. President Edward Bartholomew  and, especially, to our State Senator Elizabeth O'C. Little.
 
All of us at the Historical Society extend our warmest best wishes for a joyful New Year.
 
John Donovan, for the 1881 Project Committee.

An artist's rendering of the revitalized airport.  Photo provided by New York State.
Plattsburgh Airport Wins $38M for Modernization

EDC  congratulates the North Country for receiving NYS funding to modernize Plattsburgh International Airport.

The Plattsburgh International Airport has won a $38-million state grant. Governor Andrew Cuomo's office announced the funding yesterday as part of his State of the State address. The money comes from a grant competition for upstate airports. It's meant to help Plattsburgh International modernize and build new facilities.


Get your hockey tickets now:

Upcoming Home games at the Glens Falls Civic Center:

Friday, January 13, 2017:  Adirondack Thunder vs. Monarchs at 7 p.m.

Monday, January 16, 2017:  Adirondack Thunder vs. Monarchs at 3 p.m.

Wed., January 18, 2017:  Adirondack Thunder vs. ECHL All Stars at 7 p.m.

ALL-STAR GAME JUST A WEEK AWAY
The 2017 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic is NEXT week! Let's pack the house as the Civic Center is on NHL Network for the first time! Tickets are still available by clicking HERE , by calling 518-480-3355 x1 or by stopping by the Thunder offices!

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.

Hyde Collection receives Charles R. Wood Foundation grant

The Hyde Collection


Gracenote Makes Radio in Your Car Smarter

Using GPS, its music fingerprint technology and a big database of stations, Gracenote shows how it keeps radio relevant in cars.

 
For more on Gracenote click here.
 

Wawa Teams With JUST Water in Retail & Charity
Just Water



Apex Solar Power Brings Jobs to the North Country with New Sales Office

Apex Solar Power's new office in Keene, New York brings solar system accesibility to home and business owners in the Adirondacks region of New York.  In an area often overlooked by larger solar companies, Apex is making solar accessible for everyone.

Click here for the press release.

SAVE THE DATE

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.
WARREN COUNTY HAPPENINGS
The Warren County Tourism Office produced and released a new Winter 2016-17 version of their "Original Vacation" commercial spots that are being run in major northeast markets. The launch of the campaign began during the summer season which is the Lake George Area's busiest time of year and is looking to promote its four season tourism economy.


Link to Lake George Area's Winter 30 second spot:

 
Winter commercial
Winter commercial
 

Link to Lake George Area's Summer 60 second spot:


Summer Commercial
Summer Commercial


Site Selection Factors/Strategy - Area Development

Area Development released Top 10 Site Selection results from their 2016 Corporate Site Selection Survey. Warren County positioned well on many of these criteria including #3 Quality of Life which scored higher than any time in recent memory. Possible connections to #1 Available Skilled Labor and attracting talent and Millennials with need for Quality of Life as a way to lure/retain workforce to a region. #5 Available Buildings is an area in need locally and an EDC Priority for 2017.

Report: Revolving loans can brew rural economy 
Fund an important tool to help grow area's hospitality startups

Read the article in the  Times Union.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & REGIONAL NEWS
IBM sets record for new patents in 2016 at 8,000.  Of those leading all regions is NYS where 2,700 were developed.


United Van Lines Study

United Van Lines released results from their latest annual 2016 edition of a moving in/out study which is an indicator of migration patterns in the US by state. New York was #3 outbound. For article including map and data click here.

Turning the Economic Development Focus to Outdoors and Recreation

Business Expansion magazine looks at Outdoor Rec from an economic development perspective.


UPCOMING EVENTS

January

Tuesday, January 17
8:00 a.m. 
333 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY
 
Tuesday, January 17 - Thursday, January 19
Marriott Hotel, Wolf Road
Albany, NY

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

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

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

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