Summary of Incentives Available in Adams County
The Adams County Commissioners are pro-business and have been aggressive in offering incentives to companies offering high paying, quality jobs.
Adams County Economic Development (ACED) is the county’s designated agent for incentive recommendations. Incentive proposals are evaluated by the total economic impact to Adams County, which includes capital investment, job growth and wage levels. To be considered for incentives, typically:
- The company’s average wage should meet or exceed the county’s average wage of $49,062
- Capital investment should be $1 million or more
- New jobs should be created, or significant numbers of existing jobs retained
All incentives are considered on a case-by-case basis. The company must be in the negotiation stages of the relocation or expansion process, and an incentive package only will be considered prior to a company making a final site selection decision.
Adams County Enterprise Zone
Businesses that make capital investments, create new jobs, rehabilitate old buildings, contribute to economic development plans, and do research and development in the Adams County Enterprise Zone may be eligible to receive certain tax credits from the state. To be eligible, a company must be located in the Enterprise Zone and have a tax liability with the state.
The types of local incentives vary from city to city within Adams County. These are negotiated on a case-by-case basis, determined by local criteria set by the county and cities. If the county provides a business incentive package, the local municipality is required to provide at least a match.
For more information on these programs, contact ACED at 303-453-8520.