Politics, change and economic development: it’s all local | Columns

“All politics is local,” is a statement made famous by longtime former US House Speaker Tip O’Neill. Likewise, I have heard many people say, “All change starts at the local level. Guess what? Economic development is also local.

It is sometimes difficult for the public to understand what economic development is. It’s true that sometimes I think so too! One reason is that Economic Development is constantly changing and growing to meet our changing needs as an Adams County community. Also, economic development is not “one size fits all”, so it may be different in different communities at these unique local levels.

Robin Fitzpatrick is President of the Adams Economic Alliance, which includes three organizations: the Adams County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC), the Adams County Industrial Development Authority (ACIDA), and the County General Authority d’Adams (ACGA). For more information, visit adamsalliance.org or follow us on Twitter (@AdamsAlliance), Facebook (Facebook.com/AdamsAlliance) and LinkedIn (Adams Economic Alliance).

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