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Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair



Tuesday, October 3, 2017
The Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center
Lake George, NY

8:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Registration and Networking 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. 

Back by popular demand in its 5th year, this event is hosted by EDC Warren County and the Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning Board.

Join over 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:
  • Staging Communities for Smart Growth
  • Hamlet Revitalization
  • Zoning & Planning Connection to Economic Development
  • Zoning within the ADKS
  • Main Streets and Complete Streets
  • SEQRA & Regulation Updates
  • Zoning For Solar
  • Flood Smart Communities
Don't miss expert presenters including:
  • NYS Department of State
  • Professional Engineers & Planners
  • Experienced Legal Experts
Attendance and certificate of completion from this event qualifies for mandated NYS continuing education requirements for planning and zoning board members upon individual town/municipalilty approval.  Inquire for details.

Register Now!
$25 registration fee. Space is limited so be sure to register early.
Register online or make checks payable to EDC Warren County and
mail to:  EDC, 333 Glen Street, Suite 101, Glens Falls, NY  12801

Elaine Behlmer, 518-761-6007

Thanks to our sponsors!

Sponsor & Program Information
For information on sponsorship and program topics for this year's event contact:
John Wheatley, Vice President

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

Six Flags Great Escape will add a new ride, called Pandemonium, for next year.
Great Escape adding new ride next year

QUEENSBURY - Fourteen of the 18 Six Flags parks are getting new rides for the 2018 season, including Great Escape, which will add a ride called Pandemonium.

Park officials called it "a sensational spin on a classic thrill ride" and said it will have guests catching air and experiencing 360 degrees of excitement.


Second half of summer shines on tourist season
Economies of Saratoga and Warren counties buoyed by weather

Deluges washed away roads in Warren and Rensselaer counties early in July.

Some parts of the Adirondacks were hit particularly hard. In Indian Lake, the 8.21 inches of rain that fell during July were more than twice the average 3.86 inches it sees during the month.

North Creek also saw above average rainfall for the month.

But conditions improved in the second half of summer, in time for the annual thoroughbred season at Saratoga Race Course, a major draw for tourists.

Weatherwise, "August was a relatively quiet month compared to June and July," observed Christina Speciale, a meteorologist at the Albany office of the National Weather Service.

Read the article in the  Times Union.

Reports:  CRRC out of the running for New York contract

SPRINGFIELD -- CRRC, the Chinese rail car maker that has nearly completed its factory in East Springfield, is out of the running for a major New York City contract, according to published reports.

If CRRC -- which has the formal name China Railway Rolling Stock Corp. -- had gotten the $3.2 billion deal to make cars for New York City subways, it would have built a new factory in in Fort Edward, New York, which is near Glens Falls -- about 134 miles and an almost two-hour drive north and west from Springfield.

Read the article in  MassLive .

Frontier Town proposal deadline is moved back
Proposals can be submitted in September rather than July

The state's economic development incubator has extended by a month and a half the deadline for investors to submit proposals for redeveloping the shuttered Frontier Town theme park in the Adirondacks.

The original deadline of July 28 was moved forward to Sept. 15.

Read the article in the  Times Union.

Fort Ticonderoga Economic Impact Study

A recently commissioned economic study by Magellan Strategy Group showed Fort Ticonderoga generates $12 million in annual economic impact for the region. The study estimates direct, indirect and induced impacts utilizing an IMPLAN software analytic model. To see a copy of the press release click here.

Read the article in the Press Republican.

Rachael Ray's Hamptons home on market for $4.9 million
Read the article   in   The Kansas City Star.

45th Anniversary!
September 21- 24, 2017!

The Adirondack Balloon Festival is a not-for-profit organization run strictly by volunteers and there is no paid staff.  We rely on our local community for support to put on this event.   We strongly encourage you to support the businesses who support us and advertise in our event program.  We also encourage you to purchase an official program or other event merchandise which will help us to keep this wonderful event going strong for generations to come.

Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport - Queensbury, NY

Click here for schedule.

Crandall Public Library

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.

29th Annual Adirondack Nationals Car Show

When: Thursday, Sep 7, 2017 until Sunday, Sep 10, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:00 PM 
Cost: Spectators $15 for the weekend / 12 and under FREE
Phone: (518) 416-7387

See all the classics! The 29th Annual Adirondack Nationals Car Show takes place September 7 - 10, 2017 in the Village of Lake George. Held the weekend after Labor Day every yea r, the show features classic cars, special events, music, and more!

For more information click here.


Aging Boomers Could Drive Demand For Medical Office Buildings Through 2055

Read the article in  Bisnow.

Where Will the $1.6 Billion Toyota-Mazda Plant Land? Part 2

Speculation is heating up in site selection circles over which state will win the $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda facility housing 4,000 jobs.

Click here.





Charles R. Wood Theater

September- October 28, 2017
Glens Falls Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
South Street Pavilion, Downtown Glens Falls

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

September 15-17 (rescheduled from July 14-16)
An event to benefit S.A.V.E. (Stop Aquatic Invasives from Entering) Lake
George Partnership on Lake George, NY
Lake George, NY
For more information and to register click here.

September 16-17

September 19, 2017
Saratoga Room, 333 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY
8:00 a.m.

September 21-24
Crandall Park - Glens Falls, NY and Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport - Queensbury, NY

September 24-26
The Sagamore on Lake George, Bolton Landing, NY

October 1
Glens Falls City Park

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