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Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Chuck Barton, Chairman

DECEMBER 22, 2015

Seasons Greeting and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year from all of us at EDC!

Standing:  Mitch Amado, Chris Barden, Harold "Bud" Taylor, 
Charles Barton, Jeffery Byrne
Seated:  Kristine Duffy, Matt Fuller, Judy Calogero, John Strough
Not Pictured:  Arleen Girard, Kurt Jaeger

Ed Bartholomew, Jennifer Switzer, Crystal Lawrence, Jackie Squadere,
Elaine Behlmer, John Wheatley

Community Christmas Breakfast

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

Photo by Thom Randall
Region Bypassed for Mega-Grant
Warren County likely to benefit anyway

Regional Economic guru Ed Bartholomew talks to Warren County Supervisors about job-creation projects underway at a county meeting in July. Last week, Bartholomew predicted that although the Capital Region's mega-grant application was passed over in Gov. Cuomo's Upstate Revitalization Initiative awards, the county would very likely reap redevelopment funding through the state's pending $50 million allocation to each of the four regions not receiving the top prizes - three $500 million grants.
Read the article in The Sun.

Federation Basketball Returns to Glens Falls

By The Record4

GLENS FALLS >> It was recently announced that the New York State Federation Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament has been awarded to Glens Falls for the 2017-2019 championships.

Glens Falls has been the host of this event for 29 years, most recently in 2010. The NYSFSSAA Basketball Tournament of Champions features representatives from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, the New York City Public Schools Athletic League, Catholic High School Athletic Association and the New York State Association of Independent Schools Athletic Association in Classes AA, A, and B.

A majority of the schools that qualify for the tournament are from New York City and Long Island with schools from Upstate New York also mixed in.

Moving Basketball Tournament Was A Mistake
The Daily Gazette Saturday, December 19, 2015
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association made a big mistake on Friday by agreeing to move the state high school boys basketball championships from Glens Falls to Binghamton in 2017.
And it all comes down to one reason: Love.
Association members might have had plenty of rationale for moving the tournament out of the small upstate city where it's been held for the past 34 years. Glens Falls has had it for a long time; it's time to give someone else a chance.
Binghamton is a bigger city and a shorter drive for teams traveling from western and central New York. The Broome County arena holds more people than the Glens Falls Civic Center and has recently undergone $2.5 million in renovations.
The old hockey barn in Glens Falls has seen better days.
Binghamton offered the arena to the tournament for free. Can't beat that at twice the price.
These are all perfectly legitimate reasons for moving the tournament to another city after all this time. But the association's executive committee overlooked one thing that its own Boys Basketball Committee didn't when it voted in September to keep the tourney in Glens Falls. Glens Falls loves that tournament, and it shows.
For Glens Falls, the boys basketball tournament isn't just another date on the calendar. It's a homecoming. It's a celebration. It's family visiting from out of town for Thanksgiving.
By throwing out the tournament, they're throwing away 34 years of invaluable experience hosting a complex event like this. The tournament is staffed by dozens of community volunteers, many of whom have been working it since its inception. Their efforts keep costs down while ensuring that no detail, no matter how small, is overlooked. It could take a new city years to get that kind of volunteer commitment, if it ever could.
In Glens Falls, local businesses throw open their arms with sponsorships and special events. Many local residents attend games and support the players, even if a local team isn't playing. And the daily newspaper in town covers it like the Super Bowl.
On top of that, Glens Falls is charming, compact and safe. Ask anyone who's ever been there during tournament week and they'll tell you how at home they felt.
Oh, we're sure Binghamton's run will be successful. Any decent arena can host basketball games. But few cities do it with the love that Glens Falls does.
That's what the association overlooked with its decision. And that's what will be missing when the tournament moves on.
New York State Basketball Tournament Is Leaving Glens Falls After This Year, State Committee Picks Binghamton as Future Home Of The Tournament Starting in 2017

Read the article in the Business Review.



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. 

A thank you is extended to our sponsors:

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

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

Capital Region Regional Economic Development Council 
Special Edition:  Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) and Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI) Awards

Click here for a message from Co-Chairs.

Hudson Headwaters Expanding In Queensbury, Glens Falls

Read the article in the Post Star.

Associates of Glens Falls Insurance Agency Acquires Loomis & LaPann, Inc.

Business Review.

New Deal For JUST

CIBO and JUST™ Make Grabbing Water Before Boarding More Sustainable, Just in Time for Peak Travel Season

The Hyde Collection Announces Its Temporary Exhibition Schedule for 2016

Click here for the press release.

House Reaches Accord On Spending And Tax Cuts

U.S. House of Representatives spending bill negotiations is building in deferral in medical device tax until 2017 as part of package.  EDC strongly supported this measure which will benefit medical device firms within this region including AngioDynamics.

Read the article in the New York Times.

Albany Area IDA Leaders Prepared For New Job Tracking Requirements

Companies seeking tax breaks from local industrial development agencies could face penalties if they fail to meet employment goals after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a measure imposing new requirements for IDAs. President Ed Bartholomew serves on a NYSEDC committee that is working on developing new IDA application forms and process in response to this legislation.

Read the article in the Business Review.

Albany Outpaces New York Metro In Manufacturing Job Growth

Demand for computer chips and medication has fueled more manufacturing job growth in the Albany, New York, region over the last year than any other metropolitan area in the state.

Read the article in the Business Review.



December - April

December- April

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

Tuesday, December 29
Adirondack Thunder vs. Greenville Road Warriors
7:00 p.m., Civic Center

Thursday, December 31
Adirondack Thunder vs. Reading Royals

Saturday, January 2
Rachel Nardin Eye of the Beholder
Artist Reception
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Hadley Luzerne Public Library
19 Main Street, Lake Luzerne
Click here for more information.

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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