AC-REP to Showcase Adams County’s Business Advantages & Opportunities During Fourth-Annual Site Selection Summit

Tickets are available for July 22 breakfast at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park where national consultants will discuss site selection trends & Adams County’s competitiveness

WESTMINSTER, Colo., July 7, 2021 –
Adams County Regional Economic Partnership (AC-REP) is gearing up for its fourth-annual Site Selection Summit focused on promoting the business advantages of Adams County, Colorado. The three-day Summit takes place July 20-22, 2021 and will bring national site selection experts to the area for tours and meetings with business and economic development leaders.

The visiting consultants—experts who represent Fortune 500 companies in their relocation and expansion efforts—also specialize in Adams County’s expanding industries, including aerospace/aviation; bio/life sciences; food, agribusiness & beverage; energy; and advanced manufacturing.  

“Working directly with professional site consultants is one of the most effective ways a region can market itself on a national or even global level,” said Lisa Hough, AC-REP President/CEO. “The insightful assessments on our community strengths, opportunities, and challenges will help inform our local efforts to attract the next new headquarters or business investment.”

Here’s a preview of the site consultants’ agenda during their three-day familiarization tour of Adams County:

  • A briefing at Colorado Air and Space Port (CASP) along with a tour of Reaction Engines, a UK-headquartered aerospace company conducting high-temperature airflow testing at CASP.
  • A visit to Fitzsimons Innovation Community and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus for a panel discussion with leading researchers and a campus tour.
  • Lunch and presentations at Stanley Marketplace in Aurora, where they’ll get an up-close look at Adams County’s cultural scene and the importance of creative industries.
  • An Advanced Industries Panel and tour at TruStile Doors’ new 300,000-square-foot manufacturing center in Unincorporated Adams County.
  • An evening dinner hosted by Adams County at Riverdale Regional Park to share the concept and the importance of placemaking in community economic development.

The business community is invited to attend the Summit’s final eventINSIGHTS 360°—a breakfast and panel discussion taking place Thursday, July 22 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. Attendees will hear first-hand from the site consultants about significant trends in corporate site selection and their advice for Adams County to continue to expand its competitiveness for new jobs and company expansions. Individual seats ($50 -AC-REP member/$75 non-member) and tables of 8 ($400 – AC-REP member/$600 non-member) can be reserved online at

AC-REP extends its thanks and appreciation to its 2021 Site Selection Summit Sponsors, especially Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) as Title Sponsor.

“AP is proud to support this Summit because we see it as an outstanding opportunity to help advance Adams County’s top assets directly to the experts advising expanding international companies,” said Tom Stone, Vice President of Project Procurement for AP.

Presenting Sponsors are Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck and Intermountain Rural Electric Association (IREA). Event Sponsors include Adams County, Associated General Contractors (AGC) of ColoradoColorado Air and Space Port, Commerce City, City of Westminster, Fiore & Sons, Fitzsimons Innovation Community, Fulenwider, Pinkard Construction, Souder, Miller & Associates, U.S. Engineering, and Xcel Energy. The Colorado Real Estate Journal is the Media Sponsor of the INSIGHTS 360° breakfast.


About Adams County Regional Economic Partnership
Adams County Regional Economic Partnership (AC-REP) is a public/private, nonprofit organization that drives inclusive economic growth and job creation, supports businesses, and is an economic champion for Adams County as a leading global location for business. AC-REP leads four Core Strategies: Economic Development & Placemaking; Business Advocacy & Public Policy; Membership Development & Engagement; and Marketing, Branding & Communications. For more information and updates, see our website or follow us on Twitter.

Media Contact: Janet Fritz, Director, Marketing & Communications 303-475-4194