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

SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

INSIDE EDC
Public Invited to Attend September 27 Meeting on Warren County Pathway Corridor

The Pathway Corridor (US Route 9 from NY Route 149 to Sweet Road in Queensbury) Exit 20   has been identified as a targeted growth area for investment, revenue and jobs for the region over the next 10 years. 

Currently, the stretch is home to a varied mix of commercial businesses, including restaurants, service businesses, amusement/theme parks, and hospitality, municipal and private offices including a new expanded county court, freestanding retail, light manufacturing and a major regional outlet retail center.

The success and growth of this Corridor collectively over time has led to increased traffic and congestion beyond normal seasonal peaks that are associated with the region's position as a tourism/retail mecca.

The time is now to begin this process of planning for upgrades and/or alterations to the existing traffic infrastructure or identifying and implementing other actions which will enable this area to continue to thrive. Without this planning, future growth and investment into the Corridor will be limited.

Failure to engage this project in the near term will deter existing customers from returning and discourage new customers and new businesses from exploring the area due to the negative effects associated with traffic congestion. A no action-status quo will also likely deter further investment from developers, businesses and entrepreneurs within this Corridor.

This study by Creighton Manning is funded by EDC Warren County, Warren County and National Grid.




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EDC SOUTHERN ADIRONDACK 
PLANNING & ZONING HALF-DAY FORUM

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Half-Day Forum: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center
Lake George, NY
 
EDC Warren County is pleased to host this event, now in its sixth year. Join  more than 80 local and regional municipal officials, planning professionals, and service providers with interests in zoning and planning to cover important and timely topics such as:
  • Storm Water Hazard Mitigation
  • Converting Older Motel & Cottage Property
  • Legal Perspective: Special Use Permits and other Practical Board Issues
  • Working with the Adirondack Park Agency
  • Dealing with Difficult Applicants and Audiences
  • In-Law Apartment Issues 
  • Effective Approaches for Local Law Administration and Enforcement
  • And more
Don't miss expert presenters including:
  • NYSDEC
  • NYS Department of State
  • Professional Engineers & Planners
  • Experienced Legal Experts
The Forum fulfills annual NYS board training requirements upon municipal approval.



EVENT SPONSOR



Sponsorships Available
For information, contact:  
John Wheatley, Vice President
518-761-6007

Business Start-Up Course at SUNY Adirondack

Beginning next week, SUNY Adirondack will host a weekly evening course to support small business growth in Warren County and the surrounding region. This program is made possible by a partnership between EDC Warren County,  Warren County LDC, Washington County LDC and SUNY Adirondack.




Chazen Companies Moves Office to Glens Falls

The Chazen Companies recently announced that its North Country office has moved to a new and larger location as a result of rapid company growth. The new office is located at the historic Clark Brothers Glove Factory in Glens Falls at 20 Elm Street. 

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Research Report Cites C.R. Bard in Disposable Laser Fiber Market

Research by 99Strategy cites Warren County company C.R. Bard as one of the dominating players in the global disposable laser fiber market. 

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WARREN COUNTY HAPPENINGS
New I-87 Adirondack Welcome Center Opens



On Thursday, Sept 20, Governor Cuomo announced the opening of the new Adirondack Welcome Center in Queensbury, located in southern Warren County on I-87, between the Hudson River and Exit 18. 

Read More in  The Post Star

Radium Girls at Adirondack Film Festival in October

One of the films to be shown at the Adirondack Film Festival, October 18-21, will be Radium Girls. EDC Warren County was pleased to be one of several organizations that welcomed and assisted the film crew while it was filming in the region in October 2016.  

Read More in  The Post Star

Update on Warren County Bikeway Extension

A preferred route for extending the Warren County Bikeway to Warrensburg has been chosen after a feasibility study by Alta Planning & Design, which  identified a route through the back streets of Lake George Village for bicycles to access Route 9 so they can continue north out of the village to Warrensburg, where challenges exist for bicycle travel. 

Read More in  The Sun

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & REGIONAL NEWS
Capital Region Community Colleges Form Coalition to Address Workforce Shortages

Five SUNY community colleges launched the Capital Community College Career Coalition (C5) earlier this week: Columbia-Greene Community College, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Hudson Valley Community College, SUNY Adirondack and SUNY Schenectady County Community College. C5 aims to create new career pathways for Capital Region residents by identifying skill gaps, strengthening partnerships with local businesses, and developing new relationships between the colleges and workforce development entities.

EDC regularly partners with SUNY Adirondack on workforce development initiatives and applauds this effort that can strengthen the entire Capital Region economy.

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Outdoor Recreation Contributes to Economic Development

An article in the Expansion Solutions trade publication stresses the importance of nurturing and investing in the outdoor recreation assets of a region to attract business and jobs. EDC Warren County continues to promote our strong Tourism/Recreation Cluster in our marketing of the region. 

Read More from  Expansion Solutions

LEGO Moving Toward Sustainable Plastic Use

Earlier this year, the Danish toy company LEGO began producing sustainable Lego accessories made from plant-based polyethylene (common plastic), derived from sugarcane ethanol, as opposed to the polyethylene from oil. It was a big step toward completing the Lego Group's ultimate blue print of routinely manufacturing all of its brightly colored blocks by 2030 using sustainable materials.

  Read More from  Material Handling & Logistics

UPCOMING EVENTS
Tuesdays, September 25 to November 13, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Small Business Start-Up Course
SUNY Adirondack, Queensbury

Thursday, October 4, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Southern Adirondack Planning & Zoning Forum
Hosted by EDC Warren County
Fort William Henry, Lake George

Prepared by Warren County Tourism Department


CONTACT EDC 
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Ed Bartholomew, ebartholomew@edcwc.org

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