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Workforce Development: It’s All About Skills

We know that finding the right employees with the right skillsets can be challenging for many Adams County businesses. That’s basically what workforce development is—ensuring that we are cultivating the skills needed for tomorrow’s jobs in today’s students and residents. In today’s column, I’m going [...]

By |2019-08-08T09:21:58-05:00August 8th, 2019|Adams County, Workforce Development|

Press Release: Alliance Facilitates Loan for Adams County Environmental Testing Company, LABS

GETTYSBURG, PA (August 6, 2019) –Adams Economic Alliance officials announce Laboratory, Analytical & Biological Services (LABS) of New Oxford has secured a Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loan for $338,000 which is allowing the environmental testing company to purchase and renovate an existing Adams County [...]

Top 10 Ways Economic Development Impacts Your Life

If you work in construction, you can point to buildings that you had a hand in creating. If you’re a teacher, your students are living testaments to your classroom lessons. If you work in food service, you can place a delicious dinner, cake, or cup [...]

By |2019-07-11T09:23:44-05:00July 11th, 2019|Adams County, Partnership, Workforce Development|

On-the-Job Training Funds Available to Adams County Companies

Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” In today’s column, I’m happy to share news about an on-the-job training program that actually reimburses employers for up to half of the wages of new employees undergoing training as they acclimate to [...]

By |2019-06-13T10:58:48-05:00June 13th, 2019|Adams County, Partnership, Workforce Development|

Adams County Manufacturers Invited to Join “Next Gen”

Connecting the dots is important. Think back to your grade school days and “connect the dot” puzzles. Before putting your pencil to paper, the paper contained random dots. But once you started connecting the dots by numbers 1, 2, 3, you could start guessing about [...]

#TBT: A Walk Down Memory Lane with Adams County Projects

During the past 30 years, Adams Economic Alliance and its three organizations have impacted and influenced our Adams County business and economic climate. In an effort to celebrate our success and educate the local community, this column will summarize our popular #TBT (Throwback Thursday) series!

By |2019-04-15T10:25:18-05:00April 15th, 2019|Adams County, Business Expansion, Business Financing|

Home: The Link Between Adams County’s Community and Economy

I want to begin today’s column by asking you what might seem like a simple question: What comes to mind when you hear the word “home?” Think about all the ways your home connects the fabric of your life—a place to live and raise your [...]

By |2019-03-14T09:34:47-05:00March 14th, 2019|Adams County, Partnership|

What Does “Economic Development” Mean to You?

Fear of the unknown can apply to many situations in life. But throughout 2019, we are embarking on a number of initiatives to help remove any fear that exists concerning the term “Economic development.” These two words can mean vastly different things to different people. [...]

By |2019-02-14T14:53:34-05:00February 14th, 2019|Adams County|

Press Release: Business Owners Invited to Apply for Low Rate Financing

GETTYSBURG, PA (February 13, 2019) – Adams County business owners are encouraged to apply for low, fixed-rate financing programs available through the nonprofit Adams Economic Alliance. Current Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) loan rates are between 2.75 and 3.75 percent for applications submitted by March [...]

By |2019-02-14T14:54:10-05:00February 13th, 2019|Business Financing, Press Release|

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