In the News
General Electric/PrimeStar Solar announced in October that it had selected Adams County as the site for the construction of the largest solar facility in the United States. PrimeStar Solar, a manufacturer of high performance thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules, will begin retrofitting the new facility in January 2012. The project will add up to 355 new jobs to the county and $300 million in capital investment, making this the largest project supported by ACED in its 30-year history.
ACED’s Daniel Ryley, Director of Business Retention, will co-moderate a workshop on “Measuring and Communicating Success: An Interactive Workshop for BRE Professionals” at the Economic Development Conference of Colorado annual Fall Conference. The conference will be held on November 2-4 in Pueblo, Colorado.
ACED partnered with Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation’s on its 2011 Annual Site Selector Conference, September 28- 30, 2011. During this event, Erin Beckstein, ACED’s Manager of Economic Development, hosted National Site Selector, Rob Wheeler, Vice President, Cressa Partners out of Chicago, Illinois. The conference shared some of our region’s assets, which included Lockheed Martin, NREL, and Vestas; while Rob and the other site selectors shared information on strategies used in the corporate site selection process. Based on the advice of the site selection professionals we gain insight in developing our future attraction efforts.
The Adams County Manufacturers Roundtable held its annual Plant Tour on September 27, 2011. The tour included stops at Boyer’s Coffee, Hammond’s Candies and Precision Pipe.
Mary Stevenson, President of Deltech, Inc. said, “Thank you for a very pleasant and worthwhile morning, both at ACED and on the tour. This was my first time on the plant tour, and I’ll be looking forward to next year! You folks really worked hard to make everyone feel welcome and stay comfortable; thank you for your hospitality.”
ACED and the Adams County Manufacturing Roundtable would like to thank ACED Board member Bob Bond and EKS&H for its title sponsorship.