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Bi-Weekly Development News for Warren County and the Region
Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair

JUNE 3, 2016
INSIDE EDC
EPA Job Training Grant

EDC Warren County President Ed Bartholomew has announced that the region is the recipient of a second EPA Job Training grant in the amount of $200,000(no local share is required).  The program will be administrated through EDC and City along with partnering with NYS DOL and Warren County's One Stop for unemployed and underemployed individuals from Warren, Washington and northern Saratoga County.   Only 18 grants were awarded nationally for this program.   The job training sessions will be held at Local 773 Plumbers and Steamfitters Job Training Center at Luzerne and Veterans Road in Queensbury.  Applications for the program will be available later in the summer.  Bartholomew recognized "the continued support and advocacy by Senator Charles Schumer in endorsing our funding application to EPA."

 
EDC Active in Regional Workforce Program Updates

EDC Vice President John Wheatley participated in a recent executive committee meeting of the Saratoga Warren Washington Workforce Development Board (WDB) formerly known as the Workforce Investment Board (WIB). The change in name reflects new federal legislation known as WIOA of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act which was enacted in 2014 replacing the prior WIA - Workforce Investment Act of 1998 which expired. The SWW WDB is finalizing bylaw changes resulting in the newly revised federal guidelines. For a basic overview of the basic differences in WIOA and WIA click here.
 
EDC welcomes the following New Member:  Berkshire Bank!

Still haven't renewed: Renew Today:  For membership information and to become a new member click here and here or call EDC Offices at 518-761-6007 and staff will gladly answer any questions about our membership program and benefits.

 

JUST Water Gains Traction in Northwest by Partnering with Point Blank Distributing

JUST water, the ethically sourced 100% spring water in a paper-based bottle, is expanding its distribution in Oregon through a new partnership with Point Blank Distributing. 

Read the press release.

The Great Escape & Spashwater Kingdom is now open on weekends and select weekdays.

Hurry, last chance to save on season passes!

Glens Falls National Ranked Among 'Top 15th Percentile' of Community Banks

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (May 24, 2016) - Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company was recently recognized on Seifried & Brew's "Top 15th Percentile of Community Banks" list based on its performance in 2015.

 


From May 28 through Labor Day, The Hyde Collection is pleased to present Camp Iris, a site-specific, interactive installation by artist Victoria Palermo, on the front lawn of the Museum complex.

Read the press release.
 
WARREN COUNTY HAPPENINGS

AngioDynamics CEO Jim Clemmer said he's focused on core business first, then will look at M&A or divestiture.

Read the article in the Business Review.


Warren County Municipal Center
Progress Expected on Court Project

One of Warren County government's most ambitious building construction projects ever - stalled for many months by a state review process - is likely to move ahead soon, county officials predicted this week.

The county's $16.5 million courthouse expansion and renovation project's primary phase involves constructing a 22,300 square-feet addition to the north end of the county Municipal Center to house county Family Court facilities.

Read the article in The Sun.





Gore Mountain Events and Update for June 2016

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & REGIONAL NEWS
Sky Zone Planning To Open Second Trampoline Park in Region

Sky Zone Trampoline Park is planning to open a 22,200-square-foot indoor trampoline park off Exit 18 of the Interstate 87 Northway in Queensbury, New York.

It would be the second Sky Zone to open in the 11-county Albany region. The first opened in Menands in suburban Albany in November 2014.

Read the article in the Business Review.


Redefining Special Districts Could Have Big Taxing Consequences

Article on how special districts are in crosshairs of the IRS for tax revenue treatment.


Prevailing Wage Law Worries New York Business Groups

Business groups in New York are worried the Legislature in Albany could approve a law that would expand the state's prevailing wage law to include projects financed by industrial development agencies.

Read the article in the Business Review.

Cider products at Stone Ridge Orchard
Real Estate Boom Pinches a Produce Supply in the Hudson Valley

Article in New York Times detailing the rapidly growing farm to market demand in NYC from Hudson Valley produce sources is driving real estate pricing higher. More people in the metro area are seeking local and regionally grown foods and agri products.


UPCOMING EVENTS
June

June

June - November

June - August

June - October
The Charles R. Wood Theater, Glens Falls, NY

May 7 - October 29, 2016
Glens Falls Farmers Market 
Saturdays, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
South Street Market Pavilion, Downtown Glens Falls

June 4 - October 24, 2016
Mondays, 3pm - 6pm
June 4th, 2016 -October 24th, 2016
1043 State Route 9 (Davidson Brothers Brewery) Queensbury, New York



Friday, June 3  - Opening Night
Glens Falls Dragons vs. Amsterdam
East Field Sports Complex, 175 Dix Ave. Glens Falls, NY
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Monday, June 6
EDC Audit & Finance Committee Meeting
EDC Offices, 234 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY
11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, June 7- Saturday, June 11
The world's largest multi-brand motorcycle touring rally will draw more than 50,000 riders and passengers to Lake George next week!

Saturday, June 11
Community Day at the Hyde, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free day at the Hyde with activities for the whole family!

June 18 & 19, 2016
Downtown Glens Falls' City Park
The June Arts Festival is free and open to the public, 10 am-5 pm both days

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
EDC Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors
EDC Offices - 234 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY  
8:00 a.m.

Saturday, June 25
Hudson Headwaters Health Network
Ride for the WELL of It
Brant Lake, NY
For information and registration click here.


July 8- July 10
King George Fishing Derby
An event to benefit the S.A.V.E. (Stop Aquatic Invasives from Entering) Lake George Partnership.
Lake George, NY
For more information and to register click here.

July 22 - Sept. 5

Save the Date
Wednesday, September 21- Friday, September 23
The Business Council 2016 Annual Meeting
The Sagamore Resort, Bolton Landing, NY




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