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 [...]

SEWN: A Partner We Don’t Recognize Enough

Partnering is what we do. It’s like connecting the dots—connecting Adams County business leaders with local, state and national providers who can help them in some way, which in turn generates economic growth for the county. It’s a win-win. But there’s one provider or partner [...]

By |2022-04-14T09:23:45-05:00April 14th, 2022|Partnership|

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 [...]

Press Release: Alliance Announces Restructured ACEDC Board

GETTYSBURG, PA (February 10, 2022) – Peter Martin is the newly-appointed chair of Adams Economic Alliance’s 19-member Adams County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) board of directors, following the organization’s monthly meeting on Thursday, February 10. Martin, developer and manager of Amblebrook at Gettysburg, replaces Michael [...]

By |2022-02-10T13:31:14-05:00February 10th, 2022|Partnership, Press Release|

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 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|

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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