Press Release: “Adams Intel” Launched by Adams Economic Alliance

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Press Release: “Adams Intel” Launched by Adams Economic Alliance

New Microsite Features Adams County Data

GETTYSBURG, PA (June 11, 2018) – “Adams Intel,” an extensive collection of Adams County data, research and information, is now available online as a microsite within the Adams Economic Alliance website, AdamsAlliance.org. The project was developed by the Alliance in partnership with technology firm Localintel.

“We are excited to provide Adams Intel—quite possibly the largest interactive collection of Adams County data and market research ever assembled, in order to support existing Adams County businesses and entrepreneurs,” says Robin Fitzpatrick, Alliance President. “Additionally, we view Adams Intel as an extremely valuable tool to showcase Adams County’s many positive attributes, as another step in the process of attracting new businesses and entrepreneurs that align with our growth industries.”

Adams County’s top three industries are agriculture, manufacturing and tourism; growth industries include health care, services, retail and plastics (within manufacturing).

“Adams Intel will help contacts from these industries and others, compare the advantages and strengths of Adams County’s market with other sites. The tools bring together location and market data, GIS technology, powerful analytics and advanced-user experience,” says Kaycee Kemper, Alliance Vice President.

Adams Intel can be thought of as a catalog of online economic development tools, offering data in eight areas:

  • Story Map – providing Adams County’s story and advantages
  • Business Climate – offering statistics, taxes, incentives and trends
  • Industry Trends – providing research and performance
  • Customers – with demographics, location and numbers
  • Competition – analyzing location, size and employees
  • Workforce – evaluating occupation, education and location
  • Properties – searching those for sale or lease
  • Additional Resources – including further assistance and contact information

Localintel co-founder and CEO Dave Parsell, in a keynote address at the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association’s recent statewide conference, demonstrated and previewed the Adams Intel tools. Adams Economic Alliance is the first economic development organization in Pennsylvania to offer these cutting-edge, customized tools.

Parsell has 15 years of experience in economic development and local government, providing insight into identifying and presenting information critical to business expansion and relocation decisions. Since launching, Localintel has partnered with 61 municipalities, counties and economic development organizations across North America, ranging in size from 500 people to 1.3 million including Seattle, Indianapolis and New Orleans.

“By adopting Localintel’s online economic development tools, Adams Economic Alliance has embraced innovation and the power of the internet to promote local opportunities, share local market intelligence and support local business growth. We are proud to be working with the team at the Alliance,” says Parsell.

“Adams Intel will benefit any business owner or anyone seeking to start a business in Adams County,” Parsell says. Our tools combine valuable data with information explaining how to use the data to give everyone, from beginning entrepreneurs to savvy long-time business leaders, the opportunity to make better business decisions.”

To access Adams Intel, simply go to AdamsAlliance.org and look for the link on the home page.

The  Adams Economic Alliance (AEA), is comprised of three organizations: The Adams County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC), the Adams County Industrial Development Authority (ACIDA) and the Adams County General Authority (ACGA). For more information, see adamsalliance.org, or follow AEA on Twitter (@AdamsAlliance), Facebook (Facebook.com/AdamsAlliance) and LinkedIn (Adams Economic Alliance).

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