New AC-REP Initiatives Tackle Labor Force Demand Issues

Start 2 Home & JobsEQ Programs Enhance AC-REP’s Strategic Plan and Offer Potential Solutions for Businesses Facing Employee Recruitment & Retention Challenges

Westminster, Colo.March 7, 2022 – Adams County Regional Economic Partnership (AC-REP) and Cornerstone Home Lending today announced the launch of AC-REP Start 2 Home, a unique talent relocation and retention program designed to help employees from companies in the greater Adams County region enjoy a stress-free relocation and home buying experience.

The program is available to AC-REP investors as well as prospective employers looking to expand in the area that are working with AC-REP’s community partners. AC-REP Start 2 Home offers comprehensive, best-in-class home buying and refinancing services from leading industry professionals, simplifies the home purchase process, and can significantly reduce relocation costs for both employer and employee.

The program can also provide reduced costs to employees with discounted home buying, lending, and moving fees; a $2,000 lender-paid credit from Cornerstone; reduced mortgage insurance premiums from Arch MI; exclusive access to HomeScout, a next-generation, immersive real estate search app featuring 100% MLS data; and full marketing support and resources for employers to promote the program internally.

“Employee recruitment/retention is a top-line issue for area employers and AC-REP investors,” said Lisa Hough, AC-REP President/CEO. “We’re excited to offer a solution-focused service that adds to standard compensation packages and helps them attract the talent they need to thrive in our community.”

Adams County-based employers interested in learning how they can offer the AC-REP Start 2 Home program benefits to their employees (click here for flyer) should contact Deb Durand, VP of Strategic Programs at AC-REP, 720-758-8382, or Melanie Bimson with Cornerstone Home Lending at 720-340-3857.

Another way that AC-REP is responding to the increasingly complex labor force needs is by investing in a new data service—JobsEQ. The robust program will help AC-REP analyze local workforce demographics, industry data, occupation trends and provide timely business intelligence to its investors and area businesses.

“This timely data will allow AC-REP to analyze advantages and opportunities in the greater Adams County region like never before,” said Hough. “Making this powerful business and demographic information available to our communities and member companies is a game-changer in the value that we offer.”

Key features of JobsEQ includes the ability to:

  • Define the jobs in demand for our region and analyze the skillsets workers need.
  • Evaluate the talent pool in our market and get wage data for key jobs.
  • Identify the industries we should prioritize developing/expanding and quantify the impacts of an expansion or contraction.
  • Complete detailed industry and supply chain analysis.
  • Compare our region to other competitor regions across the U.S.
  • Understand how our region is expected to respond to market conditions with detailed forecasts.
  • Keep up with the daily changes in our local economy with Real-Time Intelligence job postings data.
  • Employer database with lists of local employers.

In addition to guiding our economic development strategies and marketing efforts, AC-REP is offering JobsEQ research and reports as a benefit to our area municipalities and investor companies (example reports: Industry Spotlight – Food Manufacturing; Supply Chain: Food Manufacturing; and Occupation Snapshot). For information on how this tool can help grow your business, contact Janet Fritz, AC-REP’s VP of Marketing and Communications, 720-758-8383.


About Adams County Regional Economic Partnership
Adams County Regional Economic Partnership (AC-REP) is a public/private, non-profit 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 by Four Core Strategies: Economic Development & Placemaking; Business Advocacy & Public Policy; Investor Relations & Engagement; and Marketing, Branding & Communications. For more information and updates, see our website or follow us on Twitter.