Economic Impact of Adams County’s Fruit Belt

  By Robin Fitzpatrick We often refer to Adams County’s three main industries as our pillars of industry—agriculture, tourism, and manufacturing. Within the county’s ag industry, we have long known that fruit is number one in production and is also the reason why value added [...]

By |2018-02-19T15:52:40-05:00April 12th, 2017|Adams County, Business Retention, Partnership|

Because We’re a Commonwealth

By Robin Fitzpatrick I’m going to put you on the spot today and start with three questions. Let’s see how you do! Q: Why is planning for land use important? A: Similar to other plans, it outlines where we want to go! The goal of [...]

By |2021-05-24T15:03:16-05:00February 9th, 2017|Adams County, Business Retention, Partnership|

ACEDC Announces SAY Plastics is Recipient of Ben Franklin Technology Partners Funding

McSherrystown Company Applauded for “Innovation and Vision” SAY Plastics, McSherrystown, Adams County GETTYSBURG, PA (January 17, 2017) – Adams County’s SAY Plastics is one of eleven Pennsylvania companies receiving funding and services from Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP), a state initiative that supports [...]

Innovative Groundwork Laid for PA’s Biotech Businesses

AllPure’s TakeOne(R) device, installed on a stainless steel bioreactor at a drug manufacturing facility, is used to withdraw a sterile sample from the vessel for quality control testing. This article was originally published in the Gettysburg Times, January 14, 2016. By Kaycee Kemper One of [...]

By |2018-02-19T16:35:29-05:00January 14th, 2016|Adams County, Business Retention, Partnership|

ACEDC: Tools At Your Fingertips

This article was originally published in the Gettysburg Times, December 10, 2015 By Robin Fitzpatrick  Stop for a moment and consider all the tools, gadgets, and modern conveniences you use every day. I’m sure your list would be inconceivable to compile, from the computer keyboards [...]

ACEDC Pauses to Celebrate History, People and Future

Above, Beech Springs Farm, Orrtanna, Adams County This column was published by the Gettysburg Times, November 12, 2015 By Robin Fitzpatrick What an ironic contrast of eras and industries: Within a barn built in the 1860s, about 100 of Adams County’s leaders gathered on October [...]

ACEDC: Celebrating 26 Years Tonight

This article was originally published in the Gettysburg Times, October 8, 2015 By Robin Fitzpatrick Tonight we celebrate an incredible milestone—a birthday of sorts: the Adams County Economic Development Corporation celebrates 26 years of economic development—a 26-year track record of success supporting businesses, creating and [...]

ACEDC Annual Meeting Celebrates Agriculture

Above: The Historic Round Barn and Farm Market, Biglerville PA This column was originally published in the Gettysburg Times, September 10, 2015 By Robin Fitzpatrick As fall approaches, our gorgeous Adams County vistas are filled with harvesting scenes, thanks to our agricultural bounty. Those scenes [...]

PA: Worldwide Leader

This column appeared in the Gettysburg Times, May 14, 2015 By Kaycee Kemper Pennsylvania has the 22nd largest economy in the world. That’s right—in the world. In fact, if Pennsylvania was a country, it would nearly qualify as a G20 nation, with a gross domestic [...]

Celebrating the “power” of economic development

This column was published in the Gettysburg Times, April 9, 2015 By guest columnist, ACEDC Platinum Member, Duane Kanagy of Adams Electric Cooperative Signs of springtime renewal are all around us; here at ACEDC “renewal” is something we enjoy celebrating year-round in the form of [...]

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