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Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair

DECEMBER 1, 2017

INSIDE EDC

EDC HOLIDAY MIXER - DON'T MISS OUT - 
RSVP TODAY!


EDC 2017 HOLIDAY MIXER AT THE Q

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.

Please don't forget and consider a donation:

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)



Thank you to our sponsors.
















  






To register RSVP today  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.


Film commission seeks to attract more moviemakers

GLENS FALLS - A romantic comedy recently completed filming in the Glens Falls area, and economic development officials hope it will be the first of many to come with the establishment of a film commission.

EDC is working with Andrew Meader, a former entertainment promoter and theme park executive to establish the local film commission.  Meader provided an update of the filming at EDC's Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors on Tuesday, November 21.

Read the article in the  Post-Star.


Revitalization Initiative in Downtown Glens Falls Is About to Get Underway, Official Says

Soon after Glens Falls was awarded $10 million as part of the state's Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), city officials, business owners and members of the community went to work identifying and compiling its DRI plan, which included a priority listing of downtown projects.

The final plan, approved in February, is about to get underway.  

Read the article  in the   Glens Falls Business Journal

Adirondack Almanack:  Adirondacks Come Together Over Road Salt Use:

Conservation organizations and communities are looking at a variety of options for reducing road salt, including improved technology on salt trucks, improved monitoring of road conditions, and the use of alternatives to salt.

David Wick, executive director of the Lake George Park Commission, said the towns of Lake George, Bolton, and Queensbury and the village of Lake George will experiment with using a brine - a solution of road salt and water - this winter. Brine is applied to roads prior to winter storms to reduce the formation of ice and hence the amount of salt that must be applied after the storm.

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AngioDynamics moving into former Native Textiles building

QUEENSBURY - AngioDynamics is moving the work of an entire plant from Georgia to the region, with a new warehouse opening in a building that was vacant for a decade.

Manufacturing work from the Manchester, Georgia plant will also be moved here, although the company has not yet announced details.

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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 1 2017 
Adirondack Thunder vs. Worcester Railers at 7:00 p.m. in the Cool Insuring Arena.

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Adirondack Thunder vs. Brampton Beast at 7:00 p.m. in the Cool Insuring Arena.

Click  here  to website for ticket information.
Click  here  for team schedule.
So, just how many points can Girard III score?

Yes, 4,000 could be in play for Glens Falls star

Joseph Girard III has already scored more than 2,000 points in his high school career.

Read the article in  The Daily Gazette.

West Mountain 

Ski, Ride and Tube Day and Night

www.westmtn.net

For tickets and passes click here.


2017 Hometown Holidays Celebration


When: Today until Saturday, Dec 2, 2017 - 5:00 PM 
Cost:  FREE ADMISSION

Ho Ho Hometown Holidays is coming to town again this year in Downtown Glens Falls. Stroll the city streets and get transported to a winter wonderland filled with Santa and Mrs. Claus, reindeer, carolers, and more.

Gather at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 1, in City Park in Glens Falls, to visit with friends and neighbors, listen to holiday music, and enjoy the ceremonial tree lighting at 5:45 p.m.

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Town of Queensbury 2017 Annual Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting

WHEN: Friday, December 8th at 6:00 pm
WHERE: Town of Queensbury Town Offices, 742 Bay Rd., Queensbury NY
Santa will be hearing all children's wishes.

SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES By Elsa┬« and Olaf┬«, Mr. Twisty & Carriage Rides...

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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.


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
The Train to Christmas Town Departing Stony Creek Ranch Resort

Stony Creek Ranch Resort is an all-inclusive resort located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate NY. Since 1942 the resort has been welcoming families from around the world to discover adventures of Adirondack proportions. Celebrate Christmas in a special way with Colored angels Christmas photos(free), Make your own ornament($3), Cookie decorating($2), Horseshoe keepsake($10), S'more bonfire kits($1.50), hay wagon rides(free) around the ranch, and the colorful Jingle Bell bazaar to explore. There will be gingerbread houses, light displays, and fun activities for the kids.

For more information click here.


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & REGIONAL NEWS
Capital Region Cities Emerge as Young Professional Magnets

CEG article detailing the percentages of young professionals in NYS cities. Glens Falls has work to do. At least we are close to Albany and Saratoga.

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Incentives for Existing Businesses?

Are companies asking too much of state and local governments? It depends on whom you ask.

Article in Site Selection magazine about the evolving approach and role of incentives in a competitive world.

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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!

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