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Adams County Economic Development Corporation

Adams County Industrial Development Authority

Adams County General Authority



Our Alliance is your Advantage.

Adams County. South Central Pennsylvania. Rich history. Abundant quality of life.

Located within a day’s drive of 40% of the U.S. population and 60% of the Canadian population, millions of visitors travel here every year to experience the majestic battlefields, charming downtowns and serene orchards.

Adams Economic Alliance provides personalized and focused retention, expansion, attraction and workforce development services for business. We invite you to consider Adams County, Pennsylvania as your business’ next home.

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The Alliance has partnered with Adams County Office of Planning & Development (ACOPD) to facilitate discussions with all 34 municipalities and the 6 school districts across Adams County as part of a community outreach effort to assist with our strategic planning efforts. Data collected by ACOPD is shared to encourage conversation about where growth is appropriate and where we should be protecting our assets and valuable natural resources.
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The Alliance has partnered with the Adams County Office of Planning & Development, Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce, Destination Gettysburg and HACC-Gettysburg, to form Advantage Adams. The partnership is hosting panel discussions with the top 5 growth industries in Adams County. The goal of each event is to engage with industry leaders to learn about trends in their industry and what challenges they are currently facing. Data gathered through these interactions will help shape each partner’s strategic planning initiatives over the coming months and years.
The Alliance is a member of a regional team identified as South Central PA PREP (Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance). The team was recently awarded the ENGAGE! contract from the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) and the Department of Labor & Industry to implement and execute a business calling program for Southcentral Pennsylvania. Alliance staff will be reaching out to Adams County businesses to execute face-to-face visits with industry leaders. The goal of the program is to align resources with identified needs to encourage business retention and expansion in Adams County.
PIDA & First Industries Fund Lending Rates 
Fixed rate, terms vary, expires 3/15/18
Real Estate Loans2.50%-3.50%
Equipment Loans2.50%-3.50%
Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency Loans2.00%
SBA 504 Lending Rates 
Real Estate 20 Yr Loan4.94%
Equipment 10 Yr Loan4.9%
Industrial Development / General Authority
Taxable and tax-exempt bonds
Rate set by bank and typically range 75% of prime

“The Alliance is working hard to improve the business climate in Adams County. By encouraging new businesses to open their doors and by providing support to those businesses that are already here, our local economy will improve and we all will benefit.”- Duane Kanagy, Manager- Communication/Community Services, Adams Electric Cooperative

Become an Investor

You are invited to partner with AEA as an investor. Partner with your local Certified Economic Development Organization to support business retention, expansion and attraction efforts in Adams County. AEA provides support to local businesses through a knowledge base of service providers, financing programs, economic development tools and connections.

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