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

JULY 28, 2017
INSIDE EDC
Where's NY's Fastest Growing City, Town and Village? Hint: In the Capital Region

Glens Falls Scored Well on Recent Census Estimates
The Capital Region pulled off a population hat trick in 2016, housing the state's fastest-growing city, town and village on a year-over-year basis: Cohoes, Malta and Waterford, respectively, according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis of U.S. Census Bureau  estimates .

Capital Region Towns and Cities
Between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016, populations increased in 22 and decreased in 96 Capital Region towns and cities. Only three of the region's 10 cities - Cohoes, Gens Falls and Saratoga Springs - saw their populations grow in 2016. However, five cities experienced annual losses below 1 percent. They were Albany (-0.2 percent), Rensselaer (-0.3 percent), Troy (-0.3 percent), Watervliet (-0.7 percent) and Schenectady (-0.7 percent). Out of the region's growing towns and cities, eight were in Saratoga County, five were in Rensselaer County, two were in Albany, Greene, Schenectady and Warren counties and one in Columbia County.

Downtown Revitalization Initiative
The annual population gains of Cohoes, Glens Falls and Saratoga Springs underscore the importance of revitalizing downtowns and, when applicable, connecting them to waterfront areas. To support investments to those ends, New York last year launched a $100 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). Under this initiative and through a competitive process, one community in each of the state's 10 regions would be awarded $10 million to advance "specific catalytic, implementation-ready projects that align with the community's vision for the revitalization of their unique downtown area and are consistent with the DRI's program goals."

Glens Falls was named the Capital Region's DRI Round 1 winner, beating nine other Capital Region cities and villages. Half of the Glens Falls' DRI award would go toward a market on South Street that would strengthen the city's connection to regional agriculture resources and provide opportunities for local retailers, artisans, restaurateurs and farmers. Other  projects include the relocation of SUNY Adirondack's culinary school in downtown, streetscape improvements, the development of a mile-long public arts trail through downtown and more.

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New paths add safety buffer along Fire Road near GF YMCA

Walkers and bicyclists now are buffered from traffic on Fire Road in Glens Falls by paths installed in the woods.

Still to come is a raised crosswalk to slow traffic near the Glens Falls Family YMCA, and a sidewalk in front of Kensington Road School.
Also added is a paved path from the school along Jerome Avenue to Fire Road.

A flashing light to slow motorists at the Fire Road crosswalk is in the works, too.

It's all part of a largely federally funded $600,000 upgrade.

"The project ties everything together," said Ed Bartholomew, Warren County EDC president and community/economic director for the City of Glens Falls.

Read the article in  The Chronicle.
Glens Falls Hospital
Glens Falls Hospital awarded $20M in state funds for 'medical village'

Glens Falls Hospital has been awarded the lion's share of $28.7 million in state funding allocated to the Capital Region for projects intended to transform medical facilities.

Click here for an article in the Times Union and here for an article in the Post-Star.
Gillibrand vows support for chronic Lyme research, patients

Hudson Falls

U.S. Sen.  Kirsten Gillibrand vowed Monday afternoon to push for the inclusion of chronic  Lyme disease patient advocates on an advisory panel being put together in Washington, D.C.

At Juckett Park in the heart of the village of Hudson Falls, Gillibrand announced to local officials and residents that the  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had on Monday begun seeking nominations for the  Tick-Borne Disease Working Group. The advisory committee, mandated by a provision of the 21 st Century Cures Act signed by former President  Barack Obama in December, is intended to bring together a diverse array of experts to counsel federal officials on how to fund future research on tick-borne illness. The number of those suffering from such ailments continues to rise in New York, especially in counties along the Hudson River.

Read the article in the  Times Union.
90-Room Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Opens In Queensbury Near Northway Exit 18

The newly constructed Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, off Northway Exit 18, at 216 Corinth Road in Queensbury, is now open. It has 90 rooms and many amenities.

Located off Northway Exit 18, at 216 Corinth Road, the 90-room property is managed by Prestige Hospitality Group and was constructed by Bette & Cring Construction.

Read the article in the  Glens Falls Business Journal.

Checking in on Lake George Real Estate

10 sales of $1-million & up; 15 at same point last year. Too little inventory?

The Lake George real estate market is still very strong, but it's cooled off a bit from a record-breaking 2016.

Multiple Listing Service data compiled by Tanya Hamell of Davies-Davies & Associates Real Estate show through July 24, there have been 20 sales on Lake George, 10 of $1-million or more.

For the same period last year, there were 31 sales, 15 of $1-million or more.

Right now 92 Lake George properties are listed for sale on MLS - 53 for $1-million or more, 20 at $2-million or more.

Read the article in  The Chronicle.





Latest NYS monthly unemployment report shows strong month for Glens Falls MSA

State Labor Department Releases Preliminary June 2017 Area Unemployment Rates

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G rant Deadline Extended!


Apply for 2017-2018 SUNY Workforce Development Grant Funds
 
The SUNY Adirondack Office of Continuing Education seeks proposals for 2017-2018 SUNY Workforce Development Grant funds; the deadline for applications has been extended
 
This grant is designed to provide funding for employee training projects at businesses within New York State and connect them with the workforce training resources at community colleges. Individual companies may apply, or groups of companies may apply as a consortium to share the costs and implementation of training. Grant funds are expected to be released in September 2017, and eligible projects may begin any time after they are available. Projects must conclude by July 6, 2018.
 
The deadline to apply for this competitive grant is now Monday, July 31, 2017.
 
Any company with two or more employees within the college's service area of Warren, Washington and northern Saratoga Counties are eligible to apply.   The employer is required to commit to a percentage of matching funds.  SUNY Adirondack administers the grants and works with employers to find the appropriate training providers for approved workforce development training projects.

For more information or an application...
Contact Erin Krivitski, Assistant Director for Workforce
 Innovation & Training
Phone: 832-7604 or Email: krivitskie@sunyacc.edu


 

College Central Network

Employers, students, alumni, and community members are invited to register at SUNY Adirondack's College Central Network at  sunyadk.com/college_central.  Registered employers can: 
  • post job and internship opportunities
  • view resumes and workforce development courses
  • see and register for recruitment events. 
College Central is available at 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
 
Register today!  For additional information please view http://www.sunyacc.edu/business-central. If you have any questions or need assistance, contact businesscentral@sunyacc.edu.


EFFECTIVE 08.19.17:

518/838 AREA CODE OVERLAY

WHAT IS IT?
An overlay is the addition of another are code to the same geographic area as an existing area code.  The new 838 area code is being added to the area served by the current 518 area code, highlighted below





WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR ME?
This change simply means that you will need to enter the 10-digit phone number (including area code) whenever dialing a local number.  Your current phone number will not change; the price of a call will remain the same; and 911/311/411 calls aren't impacted.  


HELPFUL TIP
Take a few minutes this month to update any contacts in your phone to include the full 10-digit phone number. 

QUESTIONS?
Contact ADK Technical Solutions
Click here .

Adirondack Winery Opens New Tasting Room in Bolton

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (July 2017) - Now in the thick of their 10th summer season on Lake George, Michael and Sasha Pardy, owners of Adirondack Winery LLC, have opened a second tasting room, at 4971 Lake Shore Drive, Suite 2 in Bolton Landing, New York. 

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Nielsen tries to quantify the Hulu, YouTube effect

NEW YORK (AP) - Nielsen, the ratings service, announced Tuesday that it will begin to tabulate how many people get their live TV from Hulu and YouTube, an effort to provide a more accurate picture of how many people now watch broadcast networks by streaming them, rather than watching them on traditional TV.

Read the article in the  Times Union.



To register for the class please call SUNY Adirondack at 518-743-2238 or email conted@sunyacc.edu.
 


Jimmer Fredette agrees to deal with Shanghai Sharks

July 25 (UPI) --  Jimmer Fredette is returning to the Shanghai Sharks.
The former BYU superstar agreed to a new deal Monday to remain with the Chinese Basketball Association power. Fredette, 28, was the No. 10 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. In 2013 the  Sacramento Kings waived him in his third season. Fredette also spent time with the  Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans and  New York Knicks. His best NBA season came during his rookie campaign when he posted 7.6 points, 1.8 assists and 1.2 rebounds per game for the Kings.

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Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, Lake Luzerne, NY
Make It A Western Night
Wednesday, Friday And Saturday Nights at 8 p.m.
June 30th thru Labor Day Weekend

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WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 28 TO AUGUST 16, 2017 -  5 TO 7 P.M.
Take A Bite is a popular, family-friendly event in Glens Falls, running eight weeks from June 28 to August 16, 2017, on Wednesday evenings. Restaurants offer "small plates" priced at $5 and under, while guests stroll through downtown enjoying live entertainment and music.
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TUESDAYS, JULY 11 TO AUGUST 15, 2017 - 11 A.M. TO 1 P.M.
Out to Lunch is a Glens Falls Collaborative's event aiming to bring employees of local businesses, visitors and local residents to City Park during lunchtime to contribute to the vitality of Downtown and create a welcoming and entertaining space for the community. In City Park, there will be picnic tables, artists creating, and live music. Out to Lunch is on Tuesdays from July 11 through August 15.
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here.




 
The Hyde offers Kids' smART Series
10:30 am to 12:30 pm Tuesdays, July 18 to August 29
Click here.

Museum open late for Hyde Night Out series
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Crandall Public Library
July 2017 Highlights  

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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
Pedaling the rails debuts along Adirondack mining route


Railbiking Comes To North Creek this summer with Revolution Rail Co.'s railbike tours.  (Revolution Rail Co. photo)

Read the article in the  Times Union.

Lake Placid to host large-scale events, Cuomo announces

NORTH CREEK -
Lake Placid will soon host a pair of heavy-duty athletic events.

The Olympic Village won the bids to host the Eighth Annual International Children's Olympic Winter Games in 2019, and the International Bobsled and Skeleton World Championship in 2021.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo formally confirmed the news Sunday at the Adirondack Challenge at Gore Mountain in North Creek.

Read the article in  The Sun.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & REGIONAL NEWS
Outdoor Recreation Economy

Article in Expansion Solutions detailing the power of the underestimated Outdoor Recreation Economy citing a recently released report.

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Montreal and Toronto Are Becoming Magnet Cities for Tech Giants Google, Microsoft, and Uber

Article on new tech developments in two major metros within 1/2 day drive of Glens Falls to the north.

Read the article in  Fortune.
Emerging Issues: Capital Region Demand for on-Demand (Freelance) Services Region's ranks of nonemployers grows slower than NY, US

Region's ranks of nonemployers grows slower than NY, US
While businesses nationwide are increasingly utilizing on-demand services provided by independent contractors to perform work traditionally reserved for employees, new U.S. Census Bureau  data indicates workers and employers in the eight-county region remain to favor traditional employment arrangements.

Between 2012 and 2015, the region's ranks of nonemployer establishments, which include independent contractors (e.g., freelancers), increased by 1.8 percent to 68,505. In contrast, nonemployers were up 4.6 percent statewide and 7 percent nationwide. 

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Materials engineers find way to Capital Region 

More than four times as many materials engineers worked in the Capital Region in 2016 than 2014, according to the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Materials engineers develop, process and test advanced materials such as semiconductors for electronic circuits and composites for the aerospace, automobile and medical device industries.

Read the article in the  Times Union.

UPCOMING EVENTS

July

South Street Pavilion, Downtown Glens Falls





Friday, July 28, 2017
Glens Falls Dragons vs. Oneonta Outlaws
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
East Field Stadium
175 Dix Avenue, Glens Falls, NY

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

Saturday, August 19
West Mountain's "Over the Top" Race!

SAVE THE DATE
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
EDC Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors
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

CONTACT EDC 
For member information on how to join EDC, go to edcwc.org

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

STAY CONNECTED:
EDC Warren County  |  www.edcwc.org  |  518-761-6007