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

JUNE 17, 2016
INSIDE EDC
Gore Eyes Ski Bowl Growth

The future of the Ski Bowl park will lean toward year-round activities, according to a recent presentation by the Olympic Regional Development Authority to the Johnsburg Town Board.

The town-owned park already boasts access to a recently developed and growing network of trails used by mountain bike enthusiasts in the warmer months.

Now, ORDA, which operates Gore Mountain and the Ski Bowl's downhill and Nordic ski venues, wants to improve the cross-country offerings in a way that will attract larger competitions, even as it abandons the tubing park and looks to a future of zip lines and other summertime activities for thrill-seekers.

EDC President Ed Bartholomew attended the presentation along with EDC Board Member/ORDA Representative Jeff Byrne to support expansion of this project.

Read the article in the Post-Star.

Theater Project To Include Restaurant

Glens Falls- A 250 seating capacity for theater and 70-seat full-service restaurant will be part of the renovated Park Street Theater, expected to be ready for opening in late 2017, said developer Elizabeth Miller.

"That's a substantial investment on Park Street," said EDC Warren County President Edward Bartholomew, referring to the $3 million in renovations Miller is undertaking.  "We appreciate her  investment in downtown, Miller Mechanical Services, Inc. and Doty Machine in Fort Edward."

Read the article in the Post-Star.
Workforce Development Board Update

EDC VP John Wheatley participated in the full board of the recently revised Saratoga Warren Washington Workforce Development Board (WDB) which held a full board meeting at 333 Glen Street where the Warren County One Stop relocated its offices to. After a tour of the new center board members listened to a report from Penny Hill, Director of HVCC Tec Smart regarding a recent fact finding trip to Hillsborough, Oregon made in conjunction with a number of regional chambers of commerce. During the trip they examined how regional workforce issues are being coordinated with one of the largest tech manufacturing companies - Intel Corp. The SWW WDB will be placing a stronger emphasis on developing sector strategies, career pathways, regional planning including local labor force analysis. 

Crandall library offers Love Your Library raffle

Glens Falls, NY - - - Crandall Public Library's seventh annual Love Your Library Raffle is currently underway, with the drawing scheduled for July 29, 2016. The grand prize is $2,500 cash, increased from $1,000 in prior years, and two second prizes of $500 cash will be awarded. Tickets are available at $25 each. As one of Crandall Public Library's two annual fundraising events, the raffle provides important support for Library programs and services, which promote literacy, provide lifelong learning opportunities, and expand cultural horizons for area residents.

To purchase raffle tickets click here.
 
The Lake George Real Estate & Hospitality Market has been heating up this year.

Investment into Lake George on the Increase

Family expands Lake George hospitality empire.  

Read the article in the Business Review.
 
Congratulations to Ellen Butz, Executive Director of LARAC on her retirement July 1st after more than 10 years leading the arts organization!

Read the article in the Post-Star.
 
WARREN COUNTY HAPPENINGS

Queensbury Emerging as a Hot Market for Hotels

The race to build hotels along Interstate 87 Northway in Queensbury, New York is heating up.  An unidentified real estate developer is interested in constructing a hotel next to the Aviation Mall.  Addition of another hotel developer is looking at feasibility of downtown franchise hotel.

Read the article in the Business Review.

Former Warren County Restaurant Transformed into Community Outreach Center


Tax Study:  Warren County Compares Very Favorably in this Statewide Analysis.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & REGIONAL NEWS
Power Line Towers To Connect Moreau, Easton

Major transmission line project by National Grid is due to start soon to both shore up and increase capacity for the region. The project will indirectly assist the Glens Falls area's industrial base which connects to the Moreau 115 kva transmission line.

Read the article in the Saratogian.

Bike Trail Plan

Article discusses the positive economic impact comprehensive regional bike-pedestrian planning and implementation has on a municipality's overall vitality and quality of life.

130 House Members Call for a Permanent Highway Trust Fund Fix

Growing support in Congress to establish a more permanent trust fund fix for transportation infrastructure.



GlobalFoundries Receives Biggest IDA Tax Exemption in State in 2014; Comptroller Report Finds

Overview article of the IDA tax impact for GlobalFoundries. For context the project originally was projected to total 4 billion and employ 1,200 now totals 15 billion and well over 3,000 and is not finished. Local 773 Plumbers and Steamfitters has many of its members working at the Fab and there are a number of companies in the Queesbury/GlensFalls area providing services and or contracting.

Read the article in the Business Review.

Which Capital Region City has the Highest Property Taxes?
 
Read the article in the Business Review.

How Nanotechnology Research Could Cure Cancer And Other Diseases

Genetic diseases may soon be a thing of the past thanks to nanotechnology, which employs tiny particles to manipulate cells and change our DNA.
 
Read the article in The Guardian.

Assembly Bill Would Require Conservation Subdivision Approach in the Adirondack Park


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 17
Glens Falls Dragons vs. Albany
East Field Sports Complex, 175 Dix Ave. Glens Falls, NY
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 19
Glens Falls Dragons vs. Amsterdam
East Field Sports Complex, 175 Dix Ave. Glens Falls, NY
3:00 p.m.

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
3rd Floor Training Center, Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Co., 
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.

Saturday, June 25 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
& Sunday, June 26 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Charles R. Wood Park Festival Commons
17 West Brook Road, Lake George, NY 12845

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.

Sunday, July 10 - Sunday, October 2, 2016
The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY


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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