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The 2017 Regional Economic Development Council Awards were announced Wednesday at the Albany Capital Center.

The state is awarding $800 million across 10 regions with five top performers.

Here is the break down of funding:

  • Western New York: $68.8 million
  • Finger Lakes: $63.9 million
  • Southern Tier: $67.3 million
  • Central New York: $86.4 million *top performer
  • Mohawk Valley: $85.5 million *top performer
  • North Country: $64.9 million
  • Capital Region: $85 million *top performer
  • Mid-Hudson region: $84.8 million *top performer
  • New York City: $64.8 million
  • Long Island: $84.3 million *top performer

Past projects include renovations at the Glens Falls Civic Center and the Park Theater downtown have benefited from the Empire State Development Grants.

A quick crunch of the numbers finds 36 of the 110 projects will benefit Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties.

And here are the winning projects:


Applicant; Project; Award

  • Erie Canalway Heritage Fund, Inc.; Erie Canalway 200 Marketing Campaign; $124,575
  • University at Albany; Innovate 518-Capital Region Innovation Hot Spot; $1,250,000
  • Albany Symphony; River Sings New York Music Festival; $75,000
  • Capital Region BOCES; CTE Welding and HVAC Program; $130,000
  • Capital Region BOCES; Capital Region shared Student Transportation Project II; $169,557

Essex County

  • Star Trek Original Series Tour; 2018 Weekend Special Events Series; $108,400
  • The Fort Ticonderoga Association; Fort Ticonderoga Association Pavillion Restoration; $2,445,000
  • Town of Newcomb; salt shed; $359,643

Hamilton County

  • Adirondack Historical Association; Adirondack Art and Design Center; $600,000
  • Adirondack Historical Association; HVAC Upgrade for Life in the Adirondacks building; $500,000
  • Hamilton County; Adirondack Hamlets to Huts Implementation; $219,375
  • Hamilton County; Solid waste and recycling efficiency study; $12,500
  • Indian Lake Snowarriors Association Inc.; Trail groomer purchase; 83,821
  • Town of Indian Lake; Construction of firehouse/regional security center; $639,000
  • Town of Indian Lake; Townsend Business Center Development Strategy and Waterfront Access Strategy; $90,000

Saratoga County

  • Friends of Saratoga Spa State Park; tennis court renovation; $75,000 


  • Village of Corinth; Force main and sewer improvements; $1 million


  • Z-Hub Craft; NY Supply Chain; $300,000

Warren County

  • EDC Warren County; Warren County Opportunity Zone; $25,000
  • Warren County; Lake George Invasive Species Eradication; $600,000
  • Warren County; Warren County Building Study; $43,237
  • Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District; Stormwater Abatement Project; $114,398
  • Hudson Hollow Hops, Inc.; Ops Microbrewery, Chestertown; $90,000

Glens Falls

  • City of Glens Falls; Pruyn’s Island Connection to Downtown Glens Falls; $363,750
  • Flomatic Corp.; plant expansion; $650,000
  • Stored Technology Solutions Inc.; TechPark; $380,000

Town of Lake George

  • Town of Lake George; DPW and Motorpool Consolidation Study; $25,000
  • Town of Lake George; Engineers Report for the Caldwell Sewer District; $100,000
  • Town of Lake George; Lake View Circle Stormwater Projects; $125,000
  • Town of Lake George; Sewer Sliplining; $120,000

Village of Lake George

  • Village of Lake George; Lake George Regional Road Salt Deicing Reduction Project; $200,000
  • Village of Lake George; Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade; $2.5 million


  • Town of Queensbury; Affordable Housing Strategy; $47,500
  • West Mountain; Ski area improvements; $400,000
  • Warren and Washington counties
  • Lake George Land Conservancy; Pilot Knob Trail Reconstruction Project $40,000
  • Lake George Convention Visitors Bureau & Chamber of Commerce; Adventure Travel Trade Association 2019 ELEVATE Conference; $166,410

Washington County

  • Hubbard Hall Projects, Inc.; Workforce Training and Development Expansion; $63,200
  • Hudson River Music Hall Productions, Inc.; Administrative Workforce Expansion; $48,750
  • Village of Hudson Falls; Water infrastructure improvements; $750,000
  • Village of Hudson Falls; Hudson Falls Courthouse Renovation; $500,000
  • Town of Greenwich; Battenkill Waterfront Park Master Plan; $32,000
  • Washington County; Champlain Canalway Trail Improvements; $430,000
  • Washington County; Community Needs Assessment Plan; $48,500
  • Washington County Sewer District 2; Washington County Sewer Overflow Abatement; $977,000

To read the complete list of winning projects in each region, click here.

— Adam Colver

Adam Colver is the online editor at The Post-Star. He manages The Post-Star's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and He can be reached at


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