Agriculture, Preservation & Economic Development: Unlikely Partners? Not at All—and Here’s Why.

Can you say, “agriculture, preservation, and economic development” in the same breath? Or does it sound like one of those classic “pick the one that doesn’t belong” puzzles? As someone who’s devoted her entire career to economic development, I’m happy to devote this column to [...]

Calling on the Community to Rally, Educationally

Adams County is currently in a deficit. No, I’m not talking about a financial deficit—I’m talking about an educational deficit that is affecting our kids, our communities, and our workforce. What is this educational deficit? It’s Adams County’s lack of a career and technical center [...]

New Year, New Loan: Adams County Business Loan Options

This column was originally published in the Gettysburg Times, January 13, 2022. The start of a new year is a natural time to set goals and priorities, and for many business leaders that means restructuring, diversifying or expanding their business. So I’m devoting today’s column [...]

Ambassadors for the Alliance: Hear from Our Board Members

This column was originally published in the Gettysburg Times, December 9, 2021. Tis the season to be thankful! Having recently gathered with friends and family with the specific intention of giving thanks, I am more mindful than ever of how very fortunate I am. My [...]

There’s a Wrench in the Talent Pipeline

This column was originally published in the Gettysburg Times, November 11, 2021. When we say something is in the pipeline, it’s a way of saying something is in development or in process. Lately, it’s become the newest buzz phrase to be applied to our workforce, [...]

A Holistic View of the Community: The Changing Landscape of Economic Development

“Holistic” is a word we often use in terms of health, as in mind and body working together, or mental and physical health being connected. In general, thinking holistically means that we think about interconnections and inter-workings—not just one specific focus area. I think it’s [...]

By |2021-10-14T06:59:58-05:00October 14th, 2021|Adams County, Economic Development|

A Sparkling Gem of History in the Making

When I say “historical society,” what comes to mind? I admit that the word “dust” was part of my mental picture. My presumptions did not include “cutting-edge” or “stunning.” But those are, in fact, two words that I will forever use to describe the ambitious [...]

By |2021-09-08T20:06:21-05:00September 8th, 2021|Adams County, Partnership|

Do You Believe in Second Chances?

Think about the worst thing you’ve ever done. Really. Pause there for a moment—and then you’ll see where I’m going with this. The quote, “Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done” by Bryan Stevenson is a quote that our partners [...]

By |2021-08-12T08:19:34-05:00August 12th, 2021|Adams County, Partnership, Workforce Development|

Press Release: Alliance Opens Search for Legal Counsel, Welcomes RFPs

GETTYSBURG, PA (July 14, 2021) – The Adams County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) and the Adams County Industrial Development Authority (ACIDA), both under the umbrella of the Adams Economic Alliance, are seeking new legal counsel and inviting interested attorneys to submit a Request for Proposal [...]

By |2021-07-14T11:14:07-05:00July 14th, 2021|Adams County, Press Release|

Reminder: The Alliance Has Your Back

I’m hearing a lot of phrases these days that include the word “back.” As in, we’re getting back to normal, we’re back in business, tourists are coming back, customers are coming back and so on. Adams Economic Alliance is here to support all the comebacks! [...]

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