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Bi-Weekly Development News for Warren County and the Region
Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Chuck Barton, Chairman

DECEMBER 14, 2015
A Finch employee explaining how paper mill debarks logs.  Photo by National Grid
Finch Paper Wood Yard Upgrades Lead to Increased Pulp Production, Reduced Energy Use
National Grid $1.8 million energy incentive helps make project a reality
Read the news release in the Times Union.

Seeing More With New Technology At Glens Falls Hospital

Read the article 
in the Post-Star.
Dr. Richard Dimick, right and Dr. Geoffrey Hill speak about new equipment as they stand in the interventional radiology suite at Glens Falls Hospital

Glens Falls Seeks $200,000 Job Training Grant
City officials are seeking support from state and federal legislators for an application for about $200,000 in federal Environmental Protection Agency funding to continue the city's environmental remediation job training program, said Edward Bartholomew, president of EDC Warren County at a recent meeting of the Glens Falls Industrial Development Agency, Greater Glens Falls Local Development Corp. and Glens Falls Civic Development Corp.


Thanks to everyone that came and supported EDC's Holiday Mixer on Thursday, December 10th overlooking the City of Glens Falls in the Adirondack Mountains on the 9th Floor at The Tower.  

EDC Holiday Mixer - 12/10/15
Outgoing Chair Chuck Barton, Incoming Chair Arleen Girard and EDC President
Ed Bartholomew

Over 150 attendees from the region including leaders, staff,  partners, stakeholders, business and community were present. A special thank you to all for the donations received for Big Brothers & Big Sisters and our sponsors:

Just Water

333 Glen Street Associates, LLC
333 Glen Street, Suite 102 Glens Falls, NY  12801

425 Glen Street Associates, LLC
425 Glen Street, Glens Fall, NY  12801


EDITORIAL:  Bidding process for state basketball tournament has been flawed

Read the article in the Post-Star.

Federations Returning to Glens Falls

The New York State Federation of Secondary School Athletic Associations (NYSFSSAA) announced that its Basketball Tournament of Champions will start a three-year term at the Civic Center in 2017. The Federation Tournament had left Glens Falls in 2010 to be held in Albany.
Read the article here and here.


Join EDC Warren County and business leaders, elected officials, and members of the public for an informative breakfast event with guest speakers Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, U.S. Representative for New York's 21st District, and Heather Briccetti, Esq., the President and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

Great Escape Lodge
89 Six Flags Drive, Queensbury, NY

7:30 a.m. Registration opens
8:00 a.m. Breakfast

Reservations are $25 for this breakfast event. 
For online reservations,Click here
Or, to reserve by phone and pay by check, call EDC at 518.761.6007. 

Event sponsorships for $500 are available, including:
  • Premium logo placement in promotions & event materials
  • Podium acknowledgment
  • Mention in pre-event website and e-newsletters
  • Two event tickets

To become a sponsor, contact Elaine Behlmer at 518.761.6007 ext. 300 or

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $2 Billion in Economic Development Resources Awarded Through Upstate Revitalization Initiative and Regional Economic Development Council Competition

Finger Lakes, Southern Tier and Central New York Regions Awarded $500 Million Each to Help Transform Local Economies
Seven Regions Receive Largest Average Regional Awards in REDC Initiative's History

For the press release and awards booklet click here.

Precision Extrusion, a Glens Falls, New York Medical Device Maker, has been acquired by Pexco  LLC, a company owed by Odyssey Investment Partners LLC.

Read the article in the Business Review.

New Triple Chair - West Mountain

EDC WARREN COUNTY CONGRATULATES WEST MOUNTAIN on unveiling of the new "West Express" triple chair lift.

Congratulations to West Mountain for a rousing kickoff ribbon cutting event held at the ski area on Friday December 4th. EDC attended along with a host of elected officials, dignitaries, business executives as well as neighbors and local ski enthusiasts. Co-owner and operator of West Mountain Spencer Montgomery delivered a welcome message plus outlined details on the mountains latest game changing improvements including a new triple chair lift, snowmaking and energy efficient LED lighting to enhance West's signature night skiing capability. Total investments for the latest upgrades were approximately $2.5 million.
The 14 Most Beautiful Lakes in the U.S.

Just out on MSN, Conde Nast Traveler ranks Lake George among their 14 Most Beautiful Lakes in the US adding all are worth visiting any time of the year.

A hondajet is displayed at the venue of a press conference at Haneda international airport in Tokyo.
FAA Approval Near, Honda's business jet is about to hit the market:

Acting on what it sees as increasing demand for private business air travel over the next decade Honda announced it is launching a new jet aircraft company named HondJet and have unveiled a small sized high quality aircraft designed to attract entry level executives.

Incentives for Advanced Manufacturing: Out of Step with the Times


Nationally recognized site selector and past EDC Annual Luncheon keynote speaker Darin Buelow explains why he thinks incentives have not kept up with the times


Read the article in Advanced Medical.


DEC Announces $2 Million Grant Program to Help Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species Statewide 

Grants Build Upon State's Actions to Slow the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species/Applications Accepted Through January 29

For the press release click here.

Trends In Health Care Industries And Why the Health Care Sector Should Be Included in Your Economic Development Strategy

Article in trade publication by noted economic development consulting firm confirms the connection between health care industry and regional economic development strategy.



December - April

December- April
Tuesday, December 15
EDC Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors
8:00 a.m. 
234 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY

Wednesday, December 16
Adirondack Thunder vs. Elmira Jackals
7:00 p.m., Civic Center

Thursday, December 17
2016 exhbitions, programs & events
4:30 p.m. - The Hyde, 161 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY

Friday, December 25
Christmas Day
Happy Holidays from EDC!

Community Christmas Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Enjoy a free meal along with music at Christ Church United Methodist Church
54 Bay Street, Glens Falls, NY

Friday, December 26
Adirondack Thunder vs. Manchester Monarchs
7:00 p.m., Civic Center

Thursday, January 21
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and Business Council President & CEO Heather Briccetti as speakers
7:30 a.m. Registration/8:00 a.m. Breakfast
Great Escape Lodge, 89 Six Flags Drive, Queensbury, NY
Save the Date
Monday, January 25
The Business Council Annual Legislators' Reception
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Hilton Albany

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