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

OCTOBER 6, 2017


"The Path" Dedication Ceremony
October 4, 2017

Safer Walk Bike Way Created --"The Path"

T his past Wednesday on "Walk to School Day" a celebration of the official opening of the new walk-ride safer route along Kensington Elementary School, Jerome Avenue, connecting Fire Road, Recreation Ice Rink, YMCA and Crandall Park known as  "The Path" took place. Students at Kensington Elementary School participated in the ceremony.

This project includes an off-road pedestrian and bicycle thoroughfare between Kensington Road Elementary School, Glens Falls Family YMCA and a new sidewalk along Kensington Road School.

Glens Falls was among 68 municipalities receiving grants from the state program, which distributes funding the Federal Highway Administration provides the state. 

The state received 135 applications for grants, Senator Little and Assemblyman Dan Stec were helpful in securing this grant.

Total Project $600,000-- $480,000 federal Department of Transportation grant, with Local Share $120,000 by City.  Warren County EDC President Ed Bartholomew stated "this project will provide additional safety for the children and adults who walk or ride their bikes in this area.  We are appreciative of all of the support for this project."  

Click here for more photos and here for link to dedication story on LookTV.

Don't Miss the Warren County Watch with Maury Thompson 
Next Friday!

Maury Thompson is a former newspaper reporter, who retired from The Post-Star after 21 years covering the region.
He keeps his finger on the pulse of economic development, business and quality of life in Warren County by writing a twice-a-month column for EDC Warren County.

EDC Southern Adirondack Planning & Zoning Conference
October 3, 2017

EDC hosted the 5th Annual Southern Adirondack Planning & Zoning Forum on Tuesday Oct 3rd at the Fort William Henry in Lake George NY. Over 80 attendees listened to expert speakers and presenters on a host of topics of relevance to the North Country and Adirondacks. Special thanks to event sponsors Barton & Loguidice, CT Male, Tucker Strategies and Chazen Companies for making the event possible. Thanks to the event planning committee for guidance on forum content: Beth Gilles - Lake Champlain Lake George Planning Board; Chris Hunsinger - Warren County One Stop; Laura Moore - Town of Queensbury; Jeff Anthony - Studio A Landscape Architecture; Jeff Byrne - ORDA.
Forum presentations are now available on EDC's website homepage under Top Downloads. 

New Loan Fund of $500,000
Launching October 2017

  • $250,000 From NYS ESD
  • $250,000 From Local Private Banks
  • Small & Medium Sized Businesses
  • Bridge Gaps, New Equipment, Capital, Expansions

Workforce Development System

Career Jam 2017
Attention Local Business Leaders:
On Wednesday, October 25, 2017 local workforce leaders will host Career Jam, a one-day hands-on career exploration event for 8th and 9th grade students from local school districts throughout our multi-county region.

Click  here.

Chris Gibson's book published; set for Chronicle Book Fair Nov. 5

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Chris Gibson, the region's former Congressman, has a new book out this week, Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream.

"Rally Point is a commentary on the current state of our country and a plan, based on Founding principles, for how we can come together and strengthen the American Dream," writes Mr. Gibson.
He is now a professor at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., after serving three terms in Congress and choosing not to seek re-election. He served 24 years in the United States Army, retiring with the rank of colonel.

Chris Gibson will be a featured presenter at The Glens Falls Chronicle Book Fair on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 11 to 3 at the Queensbury Hotel in downtown Glens Falls. Admission is free.
The Chapman Historical Museum will sell Mr. Gibson's book at the Book Fair. He'll talk about and autograph it.

Small upstate NY museum displaying its lone van Gogh work

Read the article in the Tri-City Herald.

Badger retires after 45 years with Glens Falls National Bank

EDC congratulates Tim and hopes he enjoys every minute of retirement.  Best Wishes!

Read the article in  The Post-Star.

AHL All-Star Game returning to upstate NY in 2018

The American Hockey League All-Star Game will return to the Mohawk Valley.

The newly renovated Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium will host the 2018 AHL All-Star weekend. The events will include the skills competition on Sunday, Jan. 28 and the all-star game on Monday, Jan. 29. 

Read the article  in The Citizen.

50/50 to benefit Dave Strader Scholarship Fund at preseason home opener

GLENS FALLS - Hockey fans will gain free admission to Friday night's preseason game and all proceeds from the 50/50 will benefit the Dave Strader Scholarship Fund, the Adirondack Civic Center Coalition announced Thursday.

Dave Strader died Sunday at the age of 62 following a battle with bile duct cancer. A moment of silence is planned in Strader's memory prior to the 7 p.m. puck drop as the Adirondack Thunder take on the Reading Royals at Cool Insuring Arena.

Read the article in  The Post-Star.

Get your hockey tickets now:

Preseason Game October 6th at 7:00 p.m. vs. Reading Royals  to benefit Dave Strader Scholarship Fund.   All admission is free of charge and all proceeds from 50/50 raffle will be donated to the Dave Strader Scholarship Fund. Click here 
for press release.

First Home Game - Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Cool Insuring Arena.
Adirondack Thunder vs. Brampton Beast

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

Crandall Public Library

Thurman Fall Farm Tour
October 7th, 10 am - 4 pm, 
just minutes from Lake George

Click here.

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The 2nd Annual
Lyme Away 5K Race/Walk

J oin the Fight Against Lyme and Other Tick-borne Diseases!

October 22, 2017  
Cole's Woods, Glens Falls, NY
10:00 am

Lyme Away 5K Sign-up!  Run, Walk, or Volunteer

Click  here.


Each year, the Clean Energy Economy Conference draws 250 policy makers, developers, industry professionals, engineers, business owners, educators and community leaders to connect, learn, and move clean energy projects forward.
This conference provides a unique setting for collaboration and emphasizes the importance of transparent communication, cross-boundary support and a strategic approach to addressing the energy and economic issues common to northern New York regions.
ANCA is pleased to be partnering with the Capital District Regional Planning Commission to host the conference in Glens Falls, NY, where successful revitalization efforts include clean energy projects to help secure a sustainable future.
For more information, contact ANCA at (518) 891-6200 or


Power. Projects. People .

The clock is ticking!   Register TODAY for this year's conference, the premier forum in northern New York for connecting people, businesses and communities around clean energy issues and opportunities.

What's New in 2017?

- Come learn about the innovative collaboration between Just Beverage, Apex Solar and CSArch that is helping students in Glens Falls learn about solar energy
- Discover which NY program you should use to save money in your town or school district
- Learn how to secure the cost savings from a switch to LED lighting in your community
-Find out about Dandelion, a start-up that is bringing innovative geothermal technology to northern New York

Book a room at The Queensbury Hotel, our host for the Energy Conference, BEFORE October 10th for a discounted rate. Located in the heart of downtown Glens Falls, The Queensbury is walking distance to shops and restaurants, including Wednesday night's reception venue, Morgan & Co. Use the group code ANC102417 to receive the discount for our blocked rooms.

Made in New York Food and Beverage Manufacturing Summit

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Schenectady County Community College

In celebration of National Manufacturing Month, The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is hosting the third annual Made in New York Summit. This year's event is a comprehensive summit focusing on New York State's vast universe of food and beverage manufacturers. A new emphasis in the Empire State is the robust and expanding beer, wine, cider and distilled spirits industries.

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.

GeneralManufacturing,Trade/TransportationGlobal Trade Opportunities in the Capital Region

CEG update on exports from the Capital Region. Warren County is included in the analysis.

Despite a strong U.S. dollar (USD) and weaker global demand, Capital Region exports held steady in 2016, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of new Brookings Institution estimates.

Click  here.

Capital Region Manufacturing Evolves: Continued Growth of Chemical-Based Manufacturing

As the Capital Region celebrates Manufacturing Month this October, it will do so at a time when that sector is larger and economically more impactful than it has been in years. Illustrative of the dynamic changes the sector has undergone over the past 10 years, chemical manufacturing in 2016 unseated machinery manufacturing as the region's largest manufacturing subsector in terms of employees, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of New York State Department of Labor statistics.

Large MFG Subsectors

Manufacturing employment throughout the eight-county region last year climbed to 33,888 - up 19.7 percent from 10 years earlier. Driving much of that growth were the chemical manufacturing and computer and electronic product manufacturing subsectors, employing 4,801 and 4,347 in 2016, respectively. Machinery manufacturing - long anchored in the region by General Electric in Schenectady - had 4,588 employees in 2016. That was 213 less than chemical manufacturing and 241 more than computer and electronic product manufacturing.

Click  here.
Chick-fil-A's digital transformation includes data-driven decisions

Site location evaluation by commercial chains is moving into more complex GIS driven data modeling.



South Street Pavilion, Downtown Glens Falls

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

October 17, 2017
8:00 a.m.
Saratoga Room, 333 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY

October 20
7:30 am - 10:00 am
HVCC TEC-SMART Campus, 345 Hermes Road, Malta, NY

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