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Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair

JULY 27, 2018


House votes to repeal medical device tax

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 283-132 this week to repeal the 2.3% tax levied upon medical devices as part of the Affordable Care Act.

The tax has directly impacted several local medical device manufacturers in the region including AngioDynamics, BD (formerly CR Bard), and others. Rep. Elise Stefanik was a co-signer on the House repeal bill. The bill now heads to the US Senate where New York Senator Chuck Schumer was instrumental two years ago in having the tax suspended.

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AngioDynamics CEO Clemmer is on the M&A trail

AngioDynamics (NSDQ:ANGO) CEO Jim Clemmer said the company is actively walking the M&A trail as it looks at markets with unmet needs and high margins.

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JUST Water + World Cup Finals + Celebrities

JUST Water was in the spotlight recently, far away from Warren County, New York. A recent Instagram post featured Will and Jaden Smith holding Glens Falls' JUST Water at the World Cup Finals in Russia. 

JUST Water packaging recycled as art

JUST Water CEO Jim Siplon and Hyde Collection Interim Director Anne Saile came up with a creative way to incorporate the water company's recycled materials in a competition that featured local business teams in the annual Art Battle.

Read More in the Post-Star

WARREN COUNTY HAPPENINGS Regional Tourism Coverage

Throughout the summer, there is tremendous economic activity in Warren County in and around Lake George. is a resource for visitors provided by the Warren County Tourism Department that offers content about all of the region's attractions, including its beaches.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute leads $1.4 million project on robot-assisted manufacturing

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) has awarded $1.4 million in project funding to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of its first round of funding to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. 

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CEG indicates gains in Capital Region manufacturing employment, including Glens Falls region

Employment in the Capital Region's manufacturing sector last year climbed to its highest level since 2001. In 2017, the eight-county region's manufacturers drove a 1.6 percent annual net jobs gain to an annual average of 34,322. Employment was up 7.6 percent from five years earlier, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis. 

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Boeing's bold goal: Bring flight closer to home

As the world becomes more urbanized and simultaneously grapples with the challenges of sustainable, economical and accessible modes of transportation and their infrastructures, Boeing is reimagining the future of flight and commercial mobility.

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Opportunity Zones: industry experts cautiously optimistic

There is clarification underway from the federal government to better understand the opportunities of the Opportunity Zone program in light of the recent tax reform package.

EDC led the effort working with the Governor's office to recommend the inclusion of the two zones in Warren County into the program: one in the Town of Johnsburg and one in the City of Glens Falls.

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States trying to silence robocalls

Robocalls skyrocketed in the first half of 2018, and have prompted the most complaints to federal and most state enforcement officials of any consumer topic in recent years.

Read More from The Pew Charitable Trusts 

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