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Editorial: Adirondack land bank referendum good for New York

The Adirondack Forest Preserve would be enhanced by the creation of a 250-acre land bank.  
PHOTOGRAPHER:  MILES REED
Consider voting yes come election time.

New York state residents will have a chance to make government more efficient, protect the environment and improve infrastructure and communications in the Adirondacks and Catskills - all by filling in a little circle with a pen on  November's election ballot .

As one of their last acts of the 2017 session, lawmakers authorized a public vote on a constitutional amendment to create a 250-acre land bank for the Adirondack and Catskill parks.

By voting yes, voters will make it easier for communities to make infrastructure improvements in the most sensitive areas of the parks while ensuring the preservation of state land.

Read the article in The Daily Gazette.

Congratulations to the new Holiday Inn Express, Exit 18 Queensbury.


Holiday Inn Express & Suites
216 Corinth Road, Queensbury, New York



Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
August 24, 2017


EDC attended the ribbon cutting ceremony which was held on August 24th celebrating the hotel's grand opening. Dignitaries at the event included hotel owner/developers Jerry Nudi and representatives from Bette Development as well as executives from Prestige Hospitality Group and Holiday Inn Express. The event was emceed by Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce president Michael Consuelo.

Unmanned Aerial Systems are on the Rise in New York State

New video from Empire State Development (ESD) profiles the rise of unmanned aerial development in Upstate NY. NYS invested $35 million in 2016 for unmanned aerial in Upstate NY and is using a number of airports including Griffiss and others.

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Nielsen news:  

Nielsen has a major presence in Warren County with over 350 jobs in Queensbury.

Today's Talk -- Nielsen on Podcasts, A Podcast Platform Merger, ESPN Action, and more....

Nielsen Tracks Podcast Listeners' Consumer Behavior

NIELSEN has just released its first "NIELSEN Podcast Insights" report, which looks at the shopping habits of today's podcast consumer. The report quantifies the value of consumers who listen to podcasts, and illustrates the growth of podcasting amongst diverse audiences. 

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Forbes Names Nielsen One Of The World's Most Innovative Companies

Forbes  recently released its annual list of the  world's most innovative companies , and we're excited to announce that Nielsen has ranked 30th.

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Story of 100 year Glens Falls Dry Cleaning Business Feigenbaum Cleaners

In their own words.... tales told of family pride in dry cleaning
CHICAGO - A young family man takes over the cleaning business in California. A second takes over the family business in upstate New York, having at first never envisioned being a drycleaning owner. A third proudly maintains the family name down in Texas. And all share one thing, the love of the business....

NEW PLAN
Todd Feigenbaum is the third-generation owner of  Feigenbaum Cleaners, with locations in Eastern New York state.

"My grandfather was a tailor who emigrated to New York City from Europe in 1902. After spending 15 years working in the sweatshops of the Lower East Side, he heard about a tailor shop for sale in upstate New York. He put his growing family on the train, and on the way to their final destination, they stopped in Glens Falls, a small town about 50 miles north of Albany," he says.

"Herman and Jennie Feigenbaum liked Glens Falls so much that they decided to stay and open a tailor shop there."

Click  here for more of the story.
 
Glens Falls Indians prepare for title defense

GLENS FALLS , NY (WRGB)--For the first time in program history, Glens Falls has a state title to defend.

The Indians capped a perfect 2016 with their first-ever Class B crown, beating five-time champion Chenango Forks in a game much closer than the final score of 47-39 might indicate.

Click here to read the article in the Post-Star and view video on WRGB Sports.
 

HockeyBuzz.com - Bill Meltzer - Flyers Top 25 in 25: Therien; Quick Hits: Dineen, Watson, Dupre, ECHL Team


The longest-tenured defenseman in Flyers' franchise history, Chris Therien was drafted by the Flyers in the third round (47th overall) of the 1990 NHL Draft. After playing three seasons for Providence College and a stint with the Canadian national team, Therien joined the Flyers for the lockout shortened 1994-95 season.

Even before Therien's longstanding defensive pairing with Eric Desjardins was formed by Terry Murray midway through Therien's third NHL season, the player nicknamed "Bundy" proved to be a mainstay on the Flyers' blueline.

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Irving Paper Products to build new $400 million plant in Georgia

Canada-Based Irving Paper Products Opens United States Plant in Macon, Georgia

Read the article in  Area Development.

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.




SAVE THE DATE:


EDC 5TH ANNUAL SOUTHERN ADIRONDACK PLANNING & ZONING CONFERENCE
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. 
Sponsorship opportunities and registration information coming soon!


Glens Falls City Band Free Concert Series
 
Hosted By:  Glens Falls City Park

When: Monday, Aug 28, 2017 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM 


Cost: FREE ADMISSION

The Glens Falls City Band will perform in City Park Monday evenings through Aug. 28. The Glens Falls City Band is a 27-piece professional concert band. Selections will include marches, Broadway show tunes, light pops, classics and standard concert band literature. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy some free family fun.

Washington County Fair welcomes circus performers

EASTON - It's not every day that circus royalty performs in Washington County.

So fairgoers crowded together to watch two members of the great Wallendas perform, one of them from 45 feet in the air.

Read the article in the  Post-Star.


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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Hoopes Family inspires gala giving

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. - The daughters of Samuel and Eliza Jane Pruyn grew up surrounded by the effects of their father's generosity and admiring his philanthropic spirit. Mr. Pruyn, the founder of Finch Paper, made significant contributions to the community in education, creation of a water system, and improved housing. The Pruyn daughters, Charlotte Pruyn Hyde (1867-1963), Nell Pruyn Cunningham (1876-1962), and Mary Pruyn Hoopes (1870-1952), stayed close throughout their lives, pursuing their love of the arts and carrying on their family's legacy of giving.

The Hyde Collection, founded on Mrs. Hyde's dedication to enriching lives with her art collection, has for years benefited from the Pruyn family descendants' generosity and support. The Museum is proud to announce the Hoopes family has donated $50,000 to kick-start contributions to the annual gala, The Hyde's biggest fundraising event of the year. 

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



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.


WARREN COUNTY HAPPENINGS



Lake George Fireworks and other Lake George Area Fireworks

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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.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & REGIONAL NEWS
Emotions running high over City of Plattsburgh's consolidation plan

The city of Plattsburgh is moving forward with a plan to abolish some departments and absorb them into other parts of the city government.

Mayor Colin Read and other city leaders say it's a way of saving money and preventing major tax increases. At last week's meeting, the council updated the city codes to reflect the cuts, which were first approved last month. But a lot of people still had questions about how the plan will work.

Read the article in  NCPR.

Press Release:  Bottled Water Becomes Number-One Beverage in the U.S., Data from Beverage Marketing Corporation Show

Click  here for the press release.

Where the Jobs Are: The Fastest Growing Sectors for Manufacturing

The manufacturing sector has shown some growth over the past few years.  Since 2011, the sector has created jobs every year, a 6-year expansion that exceeds the 5-year expansion experienced 1994-1998, according to a new report from consulting firm Headlight Data. The report showed that the industry has created nearly 500,000 new jobs in the last 6 years.  

This number should, however, be put in perspective, since the sector has lost 5 million jobs since 2000. 

Within the sector, one of the brightest spots has been the automotive sector.

Read the article in  IndustryWeek.

Educational attainment map

Interactive dot map developed at TCU shows educational attainment in US as well as concentrations. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

August

South Street Pavilion, Downtown Glens Falls

August - 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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