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! We have your back. So, I thought it would be a great time to get “back to basics” and reintroduce Adams Economic Alliance.

We value relationships and partnerships! And we established many new ones over the past pandemic year. While many people are familiar with our work at the Alliance, we are constantly reintroducing ourselves and reaching new people. So whether you’re a longtime friend or whether the Alliance and our services are new to you, I welcome you and invite you to learn something new about what we do.

First off, the Alliance is comprised of three organizations. Their names are wordy, and for that I apologize, but that’s why it’s so much easier to say “the Alliance” to encompass them all:

  • Adams County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC)
  • Adams County Industrial Development Authority (ACIDA)
  • Adams County General Authority (ACGA)

It’s much more interesting to talk about what we do! It is the mission of the Alliance to improve the economy of Adams County while preserving and enhancing the quality of life by formulating, implementing and promoting economic development strategies for sustained investment and employment opportunities.

If I had to boil down our work to a list of the top five ways we put our mission into action, it would be:

  • Free consultations for business owners and prospective business owners
  • Administering low-interest loans, grant opportunities and other financial programs
  • Business attraction, expansion and retention
  • Workforce development
  • Making connections to a network of referral partners

In a nutshell, we want to see Adams County thrive. We want to help Adams County businesses come back and prosper! Our recovery and comeback story is underway! Please know that we are here to support you and your business in any way we can. I invite you to learn more through our website—where you can sign up for occasional eBlasts and eNewsletters (no spamming here!), follow our social media channels and contact us to see how we can help you and your business come back—and grow.

Robin Fitzpatrick is President of Adams Economic Alliance, which comprises three organizations: The Adams County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC), the Adams County Industrial Development Authority (ACIDA) and the Adams County General Authority (ACGA). For more information, see adamsalliance.org, or follow us on Twitter (@AdamsAlliance), Facebook (Facebook.com/AdamsAlliance) and LinkedIn (Adams Economic Alliance).