Speaking Engagements

J. Mac Holladay  is  the  founder and CEO of Market Street Services.  Mac  has  been in  the  community  and  economic development  field  since 1972.  He  served  three Chambers of Commerce  over  a  13  year  period  and  is  the  only individual to head state level economic development organizations in three different states. 

As a longtime trailblazer in the field, Mac speaks across the country on the topics of community and economic development and has been quoted in a wide variety of publications including BusinessWeek, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg News, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and many other newspapers. 

Mac and other members of the Market Street team are regularly invited to speak at conferences and special events, facilitate webinars, and more. Recent and upcoming engagements include:

  • ACCE Annual Conference

  • Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) Annual Conference

  • Massachusetts Housing Institute Annual Workshop

  • Atlanta BeltLine Strategic Planning Retreat

  • CEOs for Cities Cluster Workshop

  • Kettering Foundation's Dayton Days Research Session

  • National Society of Professional Engineers Annual Conference

  • IEDC Future Forum

  • Leadership South Carolina

  • South Shore Chamber of Commerce  Annual Meeting and Luncheon

  • Associated Builders and Contractors Workforce Week

  • Southern Economic Development Roundtable

  • MadREP Investor Luncheon (Madison, WI)

  • Economic Vision 2020 (Greater San Marcos, TX)

  • Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (US Travel ESTO)

  • Kentucky Institute for Economic Development

"The founder and CEO of the firm is Mac Holladay, a guy with an impressive resume, a quick wit and an ability to be blunt but still tactful." 

-​Neil Heinen, Madison Magazine


"Mac Holladay's lively presentation was a fantastic way to kick off the training. It was such a relief to see someone still willing to delve into how economics are impacted by current events and social issues."

-Basic Economic Development Course

(UNC) Participant



"Market Street's presentation was informative, impactful, and thought provoking. His message of housing as an economic engine resonated with everyone in attendance.​"

-Susan Connelly

Director, Community Assistance

Massachusetts Housing Partnership


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