EDC Warren County statement regarding COVID-19 Outbreak

During this unprecedented time Economic Development Corporation, Warren County (EDC) wants all of its members, stakeholders and public at large to know we are working with federal, state and local agencies, officials, financial institutions, and organizations to provide the most up to date information on what potential programs and relief is in place and may be coming over the near future. These programs may be in one of the following areas: Low interest loans, grants, workforce assistance, supply chain availability and more.  EDC is keenly aware of the unprecedented nature of these actions and the potential economic impact they will have both in the short term and beyond.

We would urge everyone to follow the cautionary directives detailed by local officials and NYS Governor’s Office and we offer EDC’s assistance to public health officials and healthcare community to bolster efforts in whatever capacity we can over the next several weeks.

EDC supports our local small businesses and services and encourages everyone to do something to help sustain these important local enterprises during this time.

EDC strongly recommends everyone consult regularly several sites that are a major source of important, updated information as this crisis continues to evolve:


Governor Cuomo’s Home Page

NYS DOH Latest Update COVID-19 Portal

Governor’s Executive Order 202.6 Temporarily Limiting In-Person Employees

Federal Small Business Administration (SBA) Portal

Warren County COVID19 Response Page
National Grid COVID response page

COVID-19 Manufacturing Grants: $400K Grant Competition;
Seeking Six Companies for N-95 and Ventilator Production
FuzeHub’s COVID-19 Manufacturing Grantsare designed to aid existing New York State small to medium-sized manufacturing companies that can meet prevailing FDA requirements and can quickly accelerate production of personal protective equipment and respiratory care equipment that has been depleted due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

EDC has moved its open meetings to conference call-in by Board of Directors model with accompanying video posted to YouTube site under EDC Warren County and also there is a link from our website to the You Tube address   as allowed by the NYS Governor’s Office in response to this crisis.

If any of our local businesses, government agencies, and elected officials have specific areas of need directly relating to the COVID-19 outbreak that you believe EDC can assist with or direct to a party that can, please reach out to our office at (518) 761-6007 or by email atebartholomew@edcwc.org

On behalf of EDC staff and our Board of Directors

Ed Bartholomew
President & CEO
EDC Warren County