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Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Chuck Barton, Chairman

OCTOBER 23, 2015
New City of Glens Falls Parking Garage

Just in Time For 2015-2016 Adirondack Thunder Hockey Season
EDC is pleased to have assisted the City of Glens Falls with the new multi level parking garage which had its initial soft opening on Tuesday, October 20th. The garage provides over 500 brand new spaces in a state of the art parking structure and will be used by Glens Falls Hospital employees, the new Bonacio and Buicko private development and general public. A formal opening ceremony is being finalized and will be announced shortly. The $3 Million funding for the structure was provided through assistance via the NYS Consolidated Funding Application (CFA).

The completion of garage marks the third and largest parking structure added to the downtown Glens Falls skyline in the last five years.

Two Glens Falls Events this Saturday:
Boo2You Downtown Halloween and
Adirondack Thunder Season Home Opener.

JUST Beverages Prepares To Increase Production in Glens Falls

Read the article in the Business Review.

JUST Beverages


New Improvements Enhance Gore's Guest Experience
Trail, Snowmaking & Lodge Improvements at Gore This Winter

Artist Workshops at The Hyde
From mid-October to mid-November, The Hyde Collection is offering a series of artist workshops for adults on Saturday afternoons.  

Read the press releases here and here.

WIA to WIOA - What It Means For Economic Developers
Article that summarizes the changes in federal workforce acts. Warren County is represented within the Saratoga Warren Washington Workforce Investment Board (WIB) which utilizes WIA and now WIOA funding for programs.  

For more information about the SWW WIB visit the website.

Queensbury Receives $100K State Grant For New Trail

Read the article in the Post-Star.

Demographic Trends in the Adirondacks - YouTube

Below is a link to a YouTube video of presentations and panel discussions held at the Rockefeller Institute recently concerning the topic of demographic trends happening in the Adirondack Park.

Demographic Trends in the Adirondacks - You-Tube
The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government
2015 Fall Workshop

Sugar Maples Brighten a Fall Landscape.  
Credit: Neil Pederson
New Study Rings Alarm For Sugar Maple in the Adirondacks


Massachusetts Company To Build $700 Million Plant In New York

A new $100,000 SF $700 million solar wafer plant from Massachusetts is heading to Genesee County, NY and will be employing 600 to 1,000 new jobs.  Two primary reasons cited for the location decision was low cost hydro power and workforce.  Another reason was the availability of a large shovel ready site at newly developed STAMP park.  NYS allocated $33 million in incentives to the project from the Buffalo Billion funding.


Read the article in the Boston Business Journal.

Airplane Theme Takes Off At Fiber-Optic Company

Article about company known as Intra Optics in Albany that set up offices in a hangar at Albany Airport illustrating alternate uses to aviation are possible.


Read the article in the Times Union.

How An Outdoor-Clothing Company Is Building Up Manufacturing In Mountain Towns
Colorado entrepreneurs are increasingly locating in small mountain towns to manufacture outdoor specialty clothing on a "microbrew" scale and getting traction. Could be a model for Adirondacks seeking brand identity to compliment tourism based economy.

Read the article in Entrepreneur.
Are Sea Ports Ready for Future Freight?
Completion of the Panama Canal expansion project plus overcrowding of West Coast ports will lead to increased port volume on East Coast plus force many to upgrade facilities to accommodate larger vessels. Could have a residual impact on smaller peripheral ports in the region such as the Ports of Albany, Rensselaer & Coeymans which could play a role as support players over the next decade.

Read the article in Supply Chain Link.

Schumer Wants To Hear Of Gaps In Local Cell Coverage

Article about Senator Schumer's effort to document gaps in cell coverage in Upstate New York.


Read the article in the Times Union.




Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
South Street Market Pavilion, Downtown Glens Falls
For a complete listing of Farmers' Markets in the region click here.


Saturday, October 24   "SEASON HOME OPENER"
Glens Falls Civic Center
7:00 p.m. - For Ticket Information:  518-480-3355 or click here

Saturday, October 24
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Glen Street between City Park and Centennial Circle

Saturday, October 31- Sunday, November 1
Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
New Location for 2015:
Glens Falls Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Glens Falls, NY

November 12-13
Marist College & The Culinary Institute of America
Hyde Park, New York

Tuesday, November 17
EDC Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors
8:00 a.m
234 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY  

Thursday, December 10
EDC Holiday Event
More details to follow.
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