FINAL REPORTS ISSUED
The Adirondack Gateway Council (AGC) is a 501 c 3 not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of New York and formed in 2011. The Council consists of 29 municipalities and municipal organizations within the three-county AGC region (Warren, Washington and Northern Saratoga Counties). The AGC covers 1,800 square miles of Hudson River watershed, prime industrial and agricultural land, and pristine portions of the lower Adirondack Mountains.
The Adirondack Gateway Council was awarded a Regional Sustainability Planning Grant (FY 2011) from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. This grant was used to promote a more equitable, sustainable and economically viable Region. Using this HUD grant and local matching funds, the AGC produced a regionally based, stakeholder-driven sustainable development plan.
The Adirondack Gateway Regional Sustainable Economy Initiative was based upon an active and strong public engagement process, the collection, interpretation, and interdependent analysis of locally important issues surrounding livability, quality of life, and land use. The plan addresses the interrelated challenges of housing, transportation, communications, infrastructure, agriculture, health, economic and workforce development. The recommendations will serve as a guide for local, regional, and state policies and investments and enable the region to grow in a sustainable manner over the next 20 years.
The Adirondack Gateway Regional Sustainable Economy Initiative produced the "Pathways to Progress" Series---a group of strategic planning tools that stakeholders are using to compete for grants, better understand current issues and trends, and use as a roadmap for organizational action and change. The Pathways to Progress Series includes eight reports that can be found on the following tabs listed above.
The reports include:
- Pathway Series: Executive Summary
- Pathway Series: Overall Sustainable Initiative Plan
- T2 Fair Housing Equity Assessment (FHEA), Housing and Transportation Report
- T3 Communications: Broadband and Cell
- T4 Infrastructure
- T5-6Agriculture and Healthy Communities
- T7 Brownfields
- T8 Economic Development
Ed Bartholomew, CEO AGC