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Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair

NOVEMBER 3, 2017

EDC is in support for statewide Proposal Number 3 that will create a land account to address specific public health and safety concerns for use by towns, villages and counties within the Adirondack Park Agency having no viable alternative than using forest preserve land.
Please make sure to get out and vote on Tuesday, November 7th.

Forest, Forest Everywhere. But Not an Acre to Touch.

Click here for the NY Times article featuring Town of Horicon Supervisor Matt Simpson.



Tuesday, December 5, 2017
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Queensbury Hotel
88 Ridge Street, Glens Falls, NY

Please join us as we celebrate the holidays in the newly renovated Queensbury Hotel located in the heart of Downtown Glens Falls.  Light refreshments will be served.

Your Donations Are Appreciated
Unwrapped Gift for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks
10-12 age group most needed
(Board games* Remote cars* Electronics* Craft Kits* 
Gift Cards*  Lego Kits)

Interested in sponsoring this event?  Sponsorship Opportunities are available with benefits being offered for a co-sponsor fee of $575:
  • 5 event tickets
  • Premium logo placement in promotion & event materials
  • Podium acknowledgement
  • Mention in pre-event website and e-newsletters
(Please note EDC is a 501C3 organization and co-sponsor fee is tax deductible.

To become a sponsor, contact: Elaine Behlmer at

To register RSVP by 12/1 to Elaine Behlmer. Cost is $10 per person to attend. Please make check payable to EDC and mail to 333 Glen Street, Suite 101, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

2017 Lakes to Locks Passage Annual Partnership Award 

In recognition of their successful and innovative collaboration, The Town of Bolton, the Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce, and the Bolton Historical Museum  have been awarded the 2017 Lakes to Locks Passage Annual Partnership Award.

The award is presented to an organization or individual that has done exemplary work in the stewardship of natural, cultural, recreational, and historic resources while fostering cooperation-thereby furthering the vision, goals, and objectives of Lakes to Locks Passage.

The 2017 Partnership Award was presented October 25 during the annual meeting of Lakes to Locks Passage in Glens Falls.

Click here for the press release.

MWBE Informational Forum
Guest Speaker Lourdes Zapata, Executive Director Division of Minority and Women's Business Development Empire State Development
Crandall Library - October 26, 2017

EDC assisted Empire State Development and the Governor's office by hosting a special MWBE Informational Forum on Thursday 10/26 at the Crandall Library. Over 50 attendees including a variety of municipal officials and private consulting firms heard from Lourdes Zapata, Executive Director of the New York State Division of Minority and Women's Business Development regarding updates concerning New York's MWBE program

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

Get Ready For Ski Season: A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Gore's Improvement Projects

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Nielsen News:

Nielsen, formerly Gracenote is located on Media Drive in Queensbury, NY

Nielsen launches first person-level TV DMP Powered by Gracenote Smart TV Viewership Data

Click here.

Nielsen (NLSN) Q3 Earnings Improve Y/Y, Revenues In Line

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NBT's net income rises nearly 15 percent in 3rd quarter

NORWICH, N.Y. - NBT Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: NBTB) reported that its net income increased more than 14 percent to a record $22.9 million in the third quarter from $20 million in the year-ago period, as it benefited from an improving economy and increased consumer confidence.

NBT's net income was also up 7 percent from the $21.4 million it generated in this year's second quarter,

Read the article  in Business Journal News Network.

DiNapoli: New Yorkers Could Lose $72B in Reported State and Local Tax Deductions  Under Trump Plan

Today, I released a report that finds New York residents stand to lose more than $72 billion in reported deductions for income and property taxes if current proposals to eliminate the state and local deduction are implemented.

The report shows how New Yorkers would lose valuable deductions under the proposed changes to the federal tax code. Changes to the standard deduction and personal exemptions could result in higher tax bills for some New Yorkers and only modest savings for others. Washington should proceed with caution, because these and other changes have far reaching implications that not only hit the bottom line for taxpayers, but could affect state and local finances in ways that are hard to predict.

The goal of any federal tax changes should be to prioritize the interests of working and middle class taxpayers. The stakes are high for New Yorkers as major changes to the federal tax code are debated in Washington. Before taking any final action, federal lawmakers should make clear what the impacts will be on individuals, businesses and all levels of government.

To learn more about how proposed changes to the federal tax code may impact New York, read the full report,   "The Proposed Framework for Federal Tax Changes: A New York Perspective," 17/federal-tax-framework.pdf

If you have questions, please contact Robert Ward, Deputy Comptroller for the Office of Budget and Policy Analysis, at 518-473-4333.   
Blue Wolf Fund IV raises $540 Million

News about group that owns Finch Paper.

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Flyover video that was part of CEG's pitch to Amazon for their proposed HQ2.

Regional Flyover
Regional Flyover

Other cities video pitches

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Amazon gets 238 offers for 2nd headquarters, including S.F. group

More than 200 locales submitted formal bids to house Amazon's second North American headquarters - including several in the Bay Area.

The retailer announced Monday it received 238 proposals from cities and regions eager to host "HQ2," a $5 billion investment that Amazon says will bring 50,000 high-paying jobs to the winning city.

Click here.
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.

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! 

Friday, November 25, 2017 
Adirondack Thunder vs. Reading Royals at 7:00 p.m. in the Cool Insuring Arena.

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

Two big events:  LARAC fest & rodeo

LARAC's Fall Arts Fest is this weekend in Queensbury

Chronicle Managing Editor Cathy DeDe writes: LARAC's Fall Arts Festival is Saturday and Sunday, November 4 and 5, at The Adirondack Sports Complex, "the Dome" on Sherman Avenue in Queensbury. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5, good for both days. Kids under 12 are free.

Click here for more details.

Rodeo Weekend at Cool Arena

The 27th annual Adirondack Stampede Charity Rodeo rides into downtown Glens Falls on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3-4, at 7:30 p.m. each night at Cool Insuring Arena.

Tix: $16-$18, $10 youths, $30 VIP. Proceeds benefit local children's charities. Box office: 855-432-2849.

It's a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association event featuring top national and regional competitors in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie down roping, barrel racing and bull riding.

Click here.

Chronicle Book Fair is Sunday! Please come

Chronicle Managing Editor Cathy DeDe offers:  The 22nd annual Glens Falls Chronicle Book Fair is Sunday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Queensbury Hotel.  It's free, and showcases more than 100 authors and presenters this year.

Don't come for The Chronicle.  Come for those writers, booksellers, publishers.

Click here.

Author talks & more at the Chronicle Book Fair, Sunday!

In the Warren Room

Carl Heilman Adirondack Slide Show - 11 a.m.-noon: Carl Heilman, II, Adirondack Seasons, updated multi-media video and music program based on his book of the same name. Mr. Heilman photographed the same scene on Giant Mountain in the Adirondack High Peaks numerous times over the course of a year.

Ghost stories - Noon-12:30 p.m.: Haunted Saratoga, ghost stories by Chestertown writer Joe Haedrich. Mr. Haedrich also wrote the The Insiders Guide to Saratoga Race Course, and runs Haunted Saratoga Tours.

Baseball fiction by Richard Frost - 12:30-1 p.m.: Final Season is the first foray into fiction by the brother of Chronicle founder Mark Frost, an MD and author of travel and regional history books. Final Season is the story of a man who declines treatment for a fatal disease in favor of following his baseball team around the country during the time he has left.

Congressman Chris Gibson - 1-2 p.m.: Former Congressman Chris
 Congressman Chris Gibson
Gibson, author of 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," he writes.

And more - click  here.

NAACP Soul Food Dinner
Sat., GF Church of Messiah

The Glens Falls Branch of the NAACP holds its annual Soul Food Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 4 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Church of the Messiah Parish House on Glen Street in Glens Falls.

One the menu:  Fried chicken, pig feet, black-eyed peas, collard greens, potato salad, sweet potato pie, corn break and Kool-Aid, said press materials.

Eat in, take out or have it delivered.  Suggested donation is $14 for adults and $6 for children.

For more information call 986-1163.

West Mountain Job Fairs

Wednesday, November 8th and Wednesday, November 15th from 5-8pm. Check in is in the Main Lodge

Click here.

Crandall Public Library

Glens Falls Rotary and Local Womens Groups Celebrate Women at 100th Anniversary Womens Suffrage Banquet

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Queensbury Hotel, 88 Ridge Street, Glens Falls, NY

Cost:  $55 per ticket 

To purchase event tickets or advertisements please email:

Click here for more details.

Glens Falls American Legion Veterans Day Breakfast & Dinner



Saturday, November 11, 2017

7:00 a.m.


American Legion Post 233, 30 Cooper Street, Glens Falls, NY  12801


In honor of Veteran's Day, the American Legion Post 233 is serving a free breakfast to our veterans.  Menu includes eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes, coffee, tea and milk.


Cost:  Free for Veterans



Saturday, November 11, 2017

6:00 p.m.


Glens Falls American Legion Post 233, 30 Cooper Street Glens Falls, NY 12801

Cost:  Free for Veterans

VFW Post 2475 and American Legion Post 233 are honoring Veterans' at this free dinner.


Veteran's Day Ceremony at Crandall Park Monument

Glens Falls

Saturday, November 11, 11:00 a.m.


Lake George Community Band Veteran's Day Concert

Sunday, November 12, 2017

3:00 p.m. at Glens Falls High School, 10 Quade Street, Glens Falls, NY  

Lake George Community Band presents a special Veteran's Day Concert in Glens Falls High School Auditorium



Power Breakfast: Bullish on Glens Falls

Friday, November 17
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Queensbury Hotel
88 Ridge Street
Glens Falls, NY  12801

Glens Falls and Queensbury are buzzing with new construction and real estate investments.

The Albany Business Review is bringing together a panel of deal makers and business leaders to talk about the opportunities, and what is coming next for the area.

Small Business Saturday November 25, 2017

It's right around the corner.
Celebrate your community with the small
businesses that make it special.

EDC Warren County supports small businesses and we encourage you to support all small businesses in the region.

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.

    Lake George Area Veteran's Day Events & Ceremonies

Veterans Day is a time to honor those who have fought for our country. Show your respect by attending the Lake George area events and ceremonies.  Click here.
Primelink upgrades its Plattsburgh headquarters

OWNERS: New center means better customer service, reliability

Read the article in the  Press Republican.

Former landfill site in New York state turned into solar facility with more than 7,800 panels

Recent example of re-use of underutilized land site into a NYSERDA funded energy generating project.

The mayor of Rochester, New York, has cut the ribbon on a new solar facility situated on a former landfill site that has been vacant since 1972.

In an announcement Wednesday, authorities said that the new Solar Field, as it's known, would help to power City Hall and divert over 2,000 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. There are more than 7,800 panels on the site and it will produce roughly 3 million kilowatt hours of electricity each year.

Read the article in a  CNBC Special Report.



Chris Gibson featured presenter
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m
The Queensbury Hotel downtown Glens Falls
Free Admission

November 15-16, 2017
The Business Council
The Gideon Putnam

November 21, 2017
EDC Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors
8:00 a.m.
Saratoga Room, 333 Glen Street,  Glens Falls, NY 

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