DENVER, Colo. – Jan. 3, 2019 – Adams County Economic Development (ACED) today unveiled the organization’s new logo, marking enhanced vision and branding to differentiate Adams County, Colorado as a business location where growth, innovation, and infrastructure create extensive opportunities for companies and workers.
ACED is working to capitalize on significant momentum following major economic successes in 2018. In its just-released 2018 Year-In Review, the organization featured the year’s three largest economic development deals. Topping the list was the relocation of aerospace giant Maxar Technologies’ headquarters from San Francisco to Adams County, bringing 800 new jobs in the next eight years.
In addition, the August announcement that Adams County received licensing as the nation’s 11th spaceport propelled Colorado Air and Space Port to prominence as America’s new hub for commercial space transportation, research, and development.
“This bold and forward-thinking new visual identity captures the essence of what’s happening in Adams County and the extensive potential of our economy,” said Rita Connerly, Chair of the ACED Board of Directors and a Director with the law firm Fairfield and Woods. “We have a seasoned economic development staff in place to advance a progressive economic development agenda in 2019.”
ACED’s new branding sets the stage for expanded place marketing strategies in the new year, including an engaging new website, targeted digital marketing, and increased branding related to the organization’s four targeted marking areas: Aerotropolis, Bioscience Innovation, I-25 Corridor, and the Clear Creek Renaissance.
Other ACED initiatives slated for 2019:
- Lead a market analysis of potential innovation, research, development, and manufacturing operations at Colorado Air and Space Port.
- Launch the Adams County Manufacturers’ Association as a vehicle to champion the industry.
- Build upon its work to designate nine Opportunity Zones in Adams County—a program that will pump millions of dollars in new investment in economically distressed areas of the County—by creating an investment fund matching investors and property developers.
- Host the highly successful Adams County Site Selection Summit, July 23-25. The familiarization tour showcases infrastructure, workforce, and regional cooperation to a national audience of C-level executives and business decision makers such as site selection consultants.
ACED members and partners can view/download the new logo here.
About Adams County Economic Development (ACED)
Adams County Economic Development (ACED) is a public/private, nonprofit, full-service economic development agency serving Adams County, Colorado, its 10 municipalities, more than 10,100 businesses, and nearly 500,000 residents. ACED is committed to attracting and retaining primary employers by leading business development, expansion, and retention, workforce development, and real estate opportunities to create a thriving business environment. For more information and updates, 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.