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|

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 [...]

Press Release: Adams County Debuts First “Quality of Life” Assessment Tools in the Nation

Graphic from Adams Economic Alliance's new quality of life tool on Adams Intel Adams County Debuts First U.S. "Quality of Life" Assessment Tools by Localintel USDA grant funds technology improvements at Adams Economic Alliance GETTYSBURG, PA (November 15, 2021) –Adams Economic Alliance officials announce a [...]

By |2021-11-15T14:46:05-05:00November 15th, 2021|Press Release|

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|

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