Adams County Iowa

Economic Development

The Adams Community Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) has been serving the community for almost 50 years.  ACEDC is a private not-for-profit whose mission is to sustain and invigorate the economic base in and for Adams County area residents. The creation and retention of quality jobs is one key factor along with additional housing.  We have business, industry, agriculture, individual and governmental supporters who invest annually in the organization.   Volunteer driven, community-led success is the heart and soul of ACEDC.

ACEDC has several grass-roots committees and boards with over a hundred volunteers.  These committees develop goals and plans in industrial development/recruitment; housing, marketing and website development, rural development, as well as helping small businesses and entrepreneurs start and grow.  We also have an award-winning, nationally accredited Main Street Corning program.  To learn more about the Main Street Corning program, see their information pages.

ACEDC, as a membership-driven organization,  has 1 full-time and 1 part-time (Main Street) staff person.   The grass-roots organization  not only plan, and work their plan, but they also evaluate their accomplishments.  Each committee has separate responsibilities.  Committees are responsible for maintaining and growing industry at the Blue Grass industrial Park and throughout Adams County; encouraging, developing and maintaining housing within the community, with emphasis on their Spring Lake sub-division; working with local tourism and hospitality businesses to market the community to visitors, tourists, and those looking to move to the community, leading the Main Street Corning program within the confines of the National Main Street program, and assisting the City and County in projects that provide growth and opportunities for the community.

Countless volunteer hours are dedicated monthly by boards and committees to complete the work of this organization for the Adams Community.

Recent accomplishments have been the creation of the Corning Hotel,  building spec housing, working with Precision to expand their footprint in the industrial park, beautification of various facades and streetscape projects within the Main Street District, assisting businesses with their succession plans and welcoming new owners, development of new guides and brochures, and so many other projects.

Corning Hotel