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

DECEMBER 15, 2017

INSIDE EDC

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $755 Million in Economic and Community Development Resources Awarded Through 2017 Regional Council Competition


All 10 Regional Economic Development Councils Receive Funding to Drive Local Economies Forward and Implement Strategic Plans for Growth

Central New York, Mohawk Valley, Capital Region, Mid-Hudson and Long Island Named 'Top Performers' - Awarded $425.9 Million in Total Funding

Western New York, Southern Tier, North Country, New York City and Finger Lakes Receive $329.7 Million in 'Regional Council' Awards

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that more than $755 million in economic and community development funding has been awarded through Round VII of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative.

For the Governor's press release click  
here.


How much the Albany area won in state money competition

The Albany, New York, area will receive $85 million from the state for 110 economic development projects.

The ceremony to award funding as part of Gov.  Andrew Cuomo's seventh-annual state money competition was held Wednesday at the Albany Capital Center.

More than $755 million was awarded across 10 regions.

Albany was  awarded $83.1 million last year for 116 projects. In total, over the past seven years of the awards, the Capital Region has received $521.9 million for 718 projects. Seven other regions have received more funding.


Read the article in the  Business Review.




Money goes to West Mountain, Flomatic and other local groups

GLENS FALLS - The local area made out well in the latest round of the governor's Regional Economic Development Council Awards, with money awarded to expand Flomatic, build a new facility for Stored Technology Solutions and make improvements at West Mountain.

Read the article in the  Post-Star.


LAKE GEORGE gets $2.5M for sewer plant, other big projects funded

Read the article in the  Post-Star.



NORTH COUNTRY Gets $64.9 million for economic development projects

Read the article in The Sun.


Warren County received assistance of over $6 Million for a total of 20 public and private projects!



For the complete listing of Regional Economic Development Council awards click here.

For the Capital Region listing click  here.

Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year from all of us at EDC!
 
Please note EDC Offices will be closed Friday, December 22 and Monday, December 25 along with Friday, December 29 and Monday, January 1 to celebrate the holidays with our families.



Thank you to all who attended EDC's Holiday Mixer on Tuesday, December 5th in the newly renovated Queensbury Hotel located in the heart of Downtown Glens Falls!  The event was a great success, and we hope all participating enjoyed it as much as we did. Over 175 guests were present with speakers including Dan Stec, NYS Assemblyman;  John Strough, Supervisor of the Town of Queensbury/ EDC Board member; Mike Yevoli, Regional Director - Capital Region, Empire State Development; Andrew Kennedy, CEO, Center for Economic Growth; Dan Hall, newly elected Mayor of the City of Glens Falls; Bill Moon, Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks; Maury Thompson, Business Writer, MDT Publishing and Ed Bartholomew, President/CEO, EDC Warren County.  

Big Brothers Big Sisters  received an abundance of gifts from our extremely generous donors making a huge difference in children's lives this Christmas. Thank you so very much to all who contributed to this appeal with a special thank you to the staff at Precision Extrusion who contributed greatly once again this year.

To view holiday mixer photos click here.

Additionally, EDC extends a thank you to our sponsors!  We couldn't have done it without you!
















  







Chester: New pellet boiler & a forest nearby to help supply it

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The Town of Chester celebrated its new wood pellet boiler, a $50,000 donation from the Peckham Family Foundation, and the purchase of the 104-acre Cunningham Community Forest at a Nov. 29 ribbon-cutting.  EDC President Ed Bartholomew participated at this event.

The biomass boiler, which will burn wood pellets, and its steam accumulator thermal storage are being touted by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) as a demonstration project for other communities statewide, Chester Supervisor Craig Leggett said.



Sen. Schumer 'inspired' after touring historic Hudson Falls buildings


By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

"This is the kind of thing that makes my job so great," said Sen. Charles Schumer, the top Democrat in the United States Senate, as he toured four historic buildings in downtown Hudson Falls on Friday, Dec. 8.

"To see all of the activity and the revitalization and the hope in all of these buildings I visited is inspiring."

Sen. Schumer, with Secret Service protection, toured the Hudson River Music Hall building, the former Washington County Courthouse, the former Commercial National Bank of Sandy Hill building and the Strand Theater.

Read the article.




Supervisors hear airport success story from western New York official

Genesee County DPW chief Tim Hens explains to Warren County leaders on Monday how Genesee County successfully grew business jet travel to their airport in support of larger economic development initiatives.

Read the article in  The Post-Star.

State Comptroller DiNapoli touts Glens Falls' fiscal progress

GLENS FALLS - Leasing the civic center to a community group, sharing services and controlling spending have helped the city go from having "moderate" fiscal stress to no fiscal stress, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Monday.

Read the article in the  Post-Star.



Center for Economic Growth (CEG) News:


Success Story: Capital Region 2017 Rankings Roundup

CEG put together a list of rankings for our area. Glens Falls in Warren County is pleased to be listed in three of these.

Click here.




CEG's annual video which was shown at their annual meeting last month features shots from Warren County and Glens Falls courtesy of Pepe Productions.


CEG 2017 Annual Meeting Video




Capital Region Academic R&D Spending Rose 5.4% in FY2016

CEG report on R & D ranking for Capital Region

Region is the Northeast's 8 th Biggest and 6 th Most Intense Spender on University Innovation

Click here.

JUST News

JUST water Announces B Corporation Certification

NEW YORK Dec. 7, 2017  /PRNewswire/ -- As announced today, JUST water  has received an official B Corporation Certification . Maintaining and upholding rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency, this milestone places the brand in league with other notable B Corps  within just two years since its initial launch.

Click here for the press release.

Finch Paper:  Loggers needed to support industry

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. >> The North Country has an abundant supply of timber to support the region's forest products industry

The key is developing a trained, well-equipped workforce of loggers that employers such as Finch Paper, LLC, depend on for their livelihood, a company official said Tuesday.

Read the article in the Saratogian.





New Loan Fund of $500,000
Launched October 2017

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





Ski and ride 9 sides of 4 unique peaks!


For tickets and passes click here.


RESERVE YOUR SEAT LOCATION!
Don't miss out on Year Three of Adirondack Thunder hockey with season tickets for the 2017-18 season! All seats in the house are just $13 per game, regardless of where you sit !
CLICK HERE   to view the full flyer and download an order form or call 518-480-3355 x1 to reserve your seats today! 
GET YOUR HOCKEY TICKETS NOW!

Friday, December 15, 2017 
Adirondack Thunder vs. Worcester Railers at 7:00 p.m. in the Cool Insuring Arena.


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

Ski, Ride and Tube Day and Night

Opens Saturday, December 16th!

The 17-18 Season is Here! West Mountain opens for skiing and riding Saturday, Dec. 16th from 8:30am-9pm. The expanded tubing park will open for the season on Friday, Dec. 22nd from 4-9pm! Please view our Hours of operation for our Regular and Holiday Business Hours! We look forward to seeing you at West! Family Fun...

For tickets and passes click here.
Glens Falls Symphony

Celebrate the Season with Holiday Concert & Events in December

The Glens Falls Symphony presents its annual Holiday Concert, "Holiday Stories", on Sunday, December 17, 4pm, at Glens Falls High School Auditorium, Glens Falls, NY. The orchestra will perform a wide range of festive favorites in a celebration of the joys of season, with featured performances by the Glens Falls Symphony Children's Chorus. Chorus alumni from past years will join the Chorus for some pieces, revisiting their childhood and holiday memories.

Click here for tickets and more information.

Volunteers sought for Glens Falls Christmas Breakfast

The 10th annual free Glens Falls Community Christmas Breakfast is Monday, December 25 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Christ Church United Methodist, 54 Bay Street in Glens Falls.  The breakfast is open to the public and live music will be provided by Al and Kathy Bain, Ray Agnew and Maury Thompson.  Volunteers are still needed.  For more information, contact Ed Bartholomew at 518-798-3895.




About the Artist

Charles E. Hawley, 1923-2010, spent the last 30 years of his life capturing the wild beauty that is the Adirondacks - its landscapes, people, and architecture.  Working exclusively in oils, he conveyed the inherent feel and beauty of the area through color, light, texture and space.

A graduate of the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Institute, Chuck dedicated his life to preserving Lake George through his art and leadership.  He served on the Lake George Park Commission for nearly 30 years, nine as chairman.  He also served as councilman and supervisor of the Town of Lake George, chairman of the steering committee for the Lake George Park management plan, chairman of the Lake Champlain-Lake George regional planning board and adviser to the study commission for the future of Adirondack Park.

To view his full collection of paintings by appointment contact Sally Hawley at  sallyhawley@gmail.com


Tannery Pond Center is dedicated to bringing the best possible performances and art gallery shows to the Gore Mountain Region in the Adirondacks.  The organization sponsors and produces numerous concerts and gallery showings throughout the year.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend any and all events
Don't Miss the next Warren County Watch with Maury Thompson 
Coming Soon!


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.


SAVE THE DATE:  Your're Invited to the 30th Annual Job Discovery 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SUNY Adirondack Gymnasium
640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY  12804



Organized and facilitated by a committee comprised of local employers and volunteers,  Job Discovery is the region's premier job fair and business expo.  Don't miss this cost-effective method of recruiting and promoting your products and services! It's also a great opportunity to network with other employers.

Click here for more information and to register.



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.


WARREN COUNTY HAPPENINGS
MSN running this slide show entitled 50 Cozy American Towns to Visit this Winter and features Lake George


Click here.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & REGIONAL NEWS
The Elite 40:  Top Craft U.S. Beers Showing Double-Digit Growth

Nielsen Insights looks at what is happening in the craft beer industry and what is driving growth in that sector

In Nielsen's U.S. off-premise measured channels, the craft beer segment grew 3.4% in dollars in the 52 week period ended Oct. 7, 2017. Yet, within a segment as fragmented and variety-rich as the craft realm, there are still many healthy pockets of growth. For instance, 40 of the top 100 craft breweries across the country (based on dollar sales) are driving double-digit growth to the category.



AT&T Launches Project AirGig Trials to Bring Ultra-Fast Internet Over Power Lines Closer to Reality

AT&T launching Project AirGig seeking to bring ultra high speed broadband over existing power lines. Trials are underway working with Georgia Power. If successful would eliminate the need to use towers, fiber lines, etc. as signals would travel over power lines which are already in place.



UPCOMING EVENTS

December

December 19, 2017
EDC Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors
8:00 a.m.
Saratoga Room, 333 Glen Street,  Glens Falls, NY 


December 25, 2017 - Happy Holidays from EDC!

January 22, 2018
The Hilton Albany

January 31- February 1
NYSEDC 2018 Economic Developer Conference
Albany Capital Center


CONTACT EDC 
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To share your news, submit to info@edcwc.org

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