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Adams County to Showcase Business Advantages and Amenities During Second-Annual Site Selection Summit

Seats available for July 19 breakfast where consultants will share their business perceptions of Adams County

DENVER – Adams County Economic Development (ACED) is gearing up for its second-annual Site Selection Summit focused on promoting the business advantages of Adams County, Colorado. The three-day summit takes place July 17-19, 2018 and will bring five national site selection consultants to the area for industry tours and panel discussions with business and economic development leaders.

The visiting consultants—experts who represent Fortune 500 companies in their relocation and expansion efforts—also specialize in Adams County’s expanding industries, including aerospace, aviation, bio/life sciences, energy and manufacturing.

The business community is invited to attend Ascent: Our Competitive Edge, a breakfast taking place Thursday, July 19 at Wedgewood at The Brittany Hill in Thornton. The invited site selectors will share their perceptions of Adams County’s strengths and its competitiveness for future company relocations and expansions. Individual seats ($50) and tables of 10 ($500) can be reserved online at

“The Adams County Site Selection Summit is a major initiative to promote the region as an ideal business expansion location,” said Barry Gore, ACED President/CEO. “By collaborating with our communities and economic development partners, we’re working to showcase Adams County’s infrastructure, workforce and regional cooperation to a national audience.”

Gov. John Hickenlooper has been invited to attend a private welcome reception for the site consultants at The Ranch Country Club. The opening event also includes a dinner and an economic overview of Adams County, details on real estate developments, and updates on efforts to locate Spaceport Colorado at Front Range Airport.

Day two of the Summit will include discussions on workforce and the role of millennial CEOs, tours of the Fitzsimons Innovation Community and the Anschutz Medical Campus, and overviews of the Aerotropolis and the Regional Transportation Authority.

Adolfson and Peterson Construction is Title Sponsor of the Summit. Presenting Sponsors include Fiore & Sons, Inc., Front Range Airport, The Aurora Highlands and Xcel Energy.

About Adams County Economic Development (ACED)
ACED is a 501(c) 6 public/private, nonprofit, full-service economic development agency serving Adams County, its 10 municipalities, more than 10,100 businesses, and nearly 500,000 residents. ACED is committed to attracting and retaining primary employers by offering support in business development, workforce development, and real estate opportunities to create a pro-business community. For more information, follow us on Twitter.

About Adams County
Adams County, located in the northeastern quadrant of the Metro Denver region, offers a rich diversity of communities, lifestyle, employment, and business opportunities. It surrounds Denver International Airport and is served by multiple highways and two railroads. Major employment sectors include aerospace and aviation, healthcare and life sciences, energy, logistics, manufacturing, and wholesale/trade. Boasting diverse housing opportunities, a highly educated workforce, and close proximity to the region’s major colleges, universities and research facilities, Adams County offers a strong pro-business climate and outstanding quality of life for employees and companies. For more information, follow the County on Twitter.


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