June 15, 2018
Quarterly News that Impacts Adams County's Economy
Introducing "Adams Intel!"
“Adams Intel,” an extensive collection of Adams County data, research and information, is now available online as a microsite within the Adams Economic Alliance website. The project was developed by the Alliance in partnership with Canadian technology firm Localintel.

“We are excited to provide Adams Intel—quite possibly the largest interactive collection of Adams County data and market research ever assembled, in order to support existing Adams County businesses and entrepreneurs,” says Robin Fitzpatrick, Alliance President.

“Additionally, we view Adams Intel as an extremely valuable tool to showcase Adams County’s many positive attributes, as another step in the process of attracting new businesses and entrepreneurs that align with our growth industries.”

Save the Date: July 13
The next Advantage Adams panel discussion is coming!

  • Topic: "Small Businesses in Adams County"
  • Save the date: Friday, July 13
  • More details coming soon!
Announcing the Sale of the "Gettysburg Station" Site
Jim Williams, Chairman of the Adams County Industrial Development Authority (ACIDA), announced that an agreement of sale has been signed with Timothy C. Harrison of Staten Island, New York, for the acquisition and development of 108 North Stratton Street, Gettysburg, known publicly as the Gettysburg Station site.

“The ACIDA was asked to participate in the redevelopment of this site by elected officials in 2013 for the purpose of creating a community development project that will positively impact the borough’s surrounding neighborhoods and commercial zones, as opposed to a single use that is site-specific,” said Williams. 

ACIDA is one of three nonprofit organizations managed collectively as Adams Economic Alliance.

Alliance Headlines
Smart Growth

According to Alliance President Robin Fitzpatrick, it’s one of the most positive, forward-thinking partnerships in which the Alliance is fortunate to participate and contribute: The Hanover Regional Economic Development Plan. Learn why it formed, why it’s such a fantastic model and what “smart growth” is, here.
Martin Farm

A low-interest loan facilitated through Adams Economic Alliance and Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) helped secure the purchase of a Civil War-era, 10-acre Adams County farm that’s being developed into a meat goat farm plus a family bakery business.
Adams Economic Alliance Investors' Spotlights
NEW Loan Option Available Through the Alliance!
Regional and State Headlines

In 2017, Pennsylvania saw a net gain of more than 78,000 jobs, a growth rate which outstripped all of our neighboring states. 


JobQuest is an interactive, online, game-based learning tool designed to help students learn about a variety of occupations.


Designed specifically for both current and aspiring entrepreneurs, the PA Business One-Stop Shop is the go-to resource for planning, registering, operating, and growing a business while working smart and living happy in Pennsylvania.

We recently toured Quad Graphics, Fairfield, and shared highlights on our Facebook page:
DYK: This global printing company employs 22,500 people worldwide (300+ in Fairfield), did $4.3 billion in sales in 2017 and handles 8,500 clients. The Fairfield location prints 50 million books annually.

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