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Decatur and Berne, Ind. – First Bank of Berne donated $10,000 to Adams County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC). Pictured (l to r) is Kent Liechty, First Bank of Berne President and ACEDC Board Member; Dan Claghorn, Consumer Banker at First Bank of Berne; Allison Garwood, Consumer Processing Manager at First Bank of Berne; and Colton Bickel, Executive Director of Adams County Economic Development Cooperation.

The Adams County Economic Development Corporation is a not-for-profit corporation that assists business development needs. ACEDC partners with local, regional and state agencies to promote economic development for businesses and individuals in Adams County. ACEDC offers a variety of services to help businesses and individuals grow.

ACEDC is currently working to create and implement a Housing Strategy to address workforce housing challenges throughout the county. They will work to engage local leadership to direct the effort, measure housing market potential, identify and overcome barriers to development, prioritize sites for development projects, design workforce housing to address talent attraction and retention, and build a pipeline of local buyers and renters. This effort will specifically target the challenges and needs in Adams County.

The Adams County Economic Development Corporation relies on donations to continue to meet needs in Adams County. To learn more or to invest in the community, call 260-724-2588 or visit ACEDC’s website at

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