Here what our members have to say!
“Brookfield Renewable Partners is one of the biggest owners, operators and developers of green energy in the country. Warren County is a strategic location, which is why we relocated our national control center to Warren County.”
– Mark Luciano, Brookfield Renewable
“Warren County is a great place to do business. It has a vibrant, diverse economy with a government that understands the balance between business friendly and having a quality of life.”
– Gary Dake, President of Stewart’s Shops
“Warren County has a great workforce. They come to work every day; they work hard. We love the workforce development programs here and the support we get. We’re investing millions of dollars in Warren County and we believe we can be the next billion dollar company to come out of the Captial Region.”
– Donnie DeVito, President and COO of Kirsh Helmets
“We chose Warren County because its natural beauty and proximity to large cities.”
– Sheila Flanagan, Co-Founder of Nettle Meadow Farms
“Finch has a long standing and integral relationship with the EDC. They provide important and unique support to businesses like ours. They connect and help us navigate the world of business support from the State of New York as well as local entities and act as a critical advocate for us in a variety of ways. We are proud partners of our Warren County EDC.”
– Mike Mclarty, Vice President of Finch
EDC has led the way on a number of economic development success stories over the past several years that make us proud to serve Warren County, New York:
- Industry Support: Growth of a medical device cluster, including AngioDynamics, NAMIC/Medline Industries, BD Becton Dickinson and five other companies and direct service providers. A recent study released by the Center for Economic Growth revealed the Glens Falls MSA has one of the highest Location Quotients (concentrations) of medical equipment manufacturing employment in the U.S.
- Revitalization: Downtown Revitalization in the City of Glens Falls has been a major focus of EDC. In 2016 EDC was able to secure a $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) award which will leverage much more over in improvement projects for South Street and other areas over the next several years. Over the past decade, EDC using advocacy, marketing and prior planning efforts resulted in the influx of over $200 million in public and private investment in downtown Glens Falls.
- Workforce: The establishment of a regional training center of U.A. Local 773 Plumbers & Steamfitters provides local pipeline of technical talent via a state of the art training facility that features welding stations and an actual operating clean room to service multiple industries including semiconductor, microelectronics, medical device, pharmaceutical production and R & D. EDC is an active participant on the Saratoga Warren Washington Counties Workforce Development Board (SWW WDB) and has been on the board as a member for over 10 years. The WDB is the oversight and advisory body that coordinates regional workforce development system funding and outcomes in conjunction with NYS Department of Labor utilizing WIOA program federal funding.
- Outdoor Recreation: Expansion of Gore Mountain, a premier ski, snowboard, and all-season destination. EDC led the way with initial feasibility studies by the NYS Comptrollers Office that established the opportunity to increase skier visitations. That opened the way to establish the “Interconnect” utilizing Burnt Ridge as a way to connect Gore Mountain to the Village of North Creek. EDC also was the major sponsor of the effort to rehabilitate and open the former Ski Bowl.
- Environment: EDC has been a leading voice in the fight to maintain, enhance and protect water quality in Lake George and other waterways and lakes in the county. EDC is an active participant in the coalition of business, government and environmental groups that have come together in an innovative initiative to combat issues that adversely impact economic vitality as well as environmental sustainability. In 2019, EDC testified along side The Fund For Lake George at a NYS Senate hearing on environmental protection to rally support in favor of NYS funding assistance to replace an aging and deteriorating municipal sewer treatment plant in the Village of Lake George. EDC strongly believes tourism, economic development and environmental protection can and should coexist, thrive and support each other.