Client Testimonials

“Market Street Services provided the Austin (TX) community with a very thoughtful, well researched economic development strategy that was both visionary and pragmatic. The multi-phased, systematic process followed by Market Street ensured acceptance of base-line knowledge that caused unity for final strategy development linked to goals with metrics for measuring success.”​​


Mike Rollins, President​
Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
Austin, Texas

​“The Market Street team did excellent work facilitating our Capital Crossroads Regional Vision Plan for Central Iowa. From the inclusive process to the comprehensive final plan to the aggressive implementation phase, Central Iowa continues to embrace Capital Crossroads as our regional road map to the future.”​


Jay Byers, CEO
Greater Des Moines Partnership
Des Moines, Iowa

“Market Street is the gold standard. The firm's credibility and value is recognized by both the staff and volunteer leadership of the Chamber of Commerce.”


Ralph Schulz, President and CEO

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

Nashville, TN

"Mac Holladay and his team from Market Street were like a flashlight that lit up our attic of stored civic assets and helped us bring them out into the sunlight where we could put them to more productive use. This was not an easy process as we had previously functioned using methods that did not fit our current needs and had become entrenched and comfortable. By showing us another approach, Mac and his team set us on a clear path to future efficiency and success."


Sylvester “Sly” James, Jr., Mayor

City of Kansas City, MO

“Like all communities, the needs of the Tulsa, Okla. region are unique. Market Street Services does more than surface-level research, and truly investigated what makes our community distinctive. With Market Street’s exceptional guidance, investors in the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s economic development program were able to sharpen our vision and turn the region’s distinction into marketable attributes. Market Street listened to the broad views of our community leadership and focused on creating a holistic plan exclusive to the Tulsa region’s goals.”


Mike Neal, CCE, CCD; President and CEO
Tulsa Regional Chamber
Tulsa, Oklahoma

“We discovered the difference between good consultants and strong partners when we worked with Market Street Services. Consultants tell you what they know. Market Street helped us discover what we need to know. That makes all the difference in the world when it comes to translating good ideas into successful actions at a local level.”

Peter Forman, President and CEO

South Shore Chamber of Commerce

South Shore, MA

"The Madison Region needed an action-oriented strategy to improve and unify our economic development efforts and equip us to better compete on the national and global stage. Despite a historically strong economy, the region was falling behind in economic recovery post-recession. Market Street Services helped us to increase and harness a sense of urgency in moving the region forward, developing a strategy rooted in research, data, and community input. The result was Advance Now, a powerful blueprint for economic growth with tangible goals, actions, and metrics that have fostered greater regional collaboration and helped develop capacity among our colleagues.  I am delighted to be driving the implementation of this strategy."


Paul Jadin, President

Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP)

Madison, WI

"Market Street has been an indispensable partner of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce for over ten years.  In 2006 the Gwinnett Chamber enlisted Market Street to assist in the development of the county’s first comprehensive economic development strategy.  Mac Holladay and his team conducted an analytically based community assessment that provided the foundation for the creation of an outcome-focused, assessment driven five-year strategy, styled Partnership Gwinnett, that guided our economic and community development efforts.  The award winning Partnership Gwinnett approach has been so successful that Market Street has been asked to develop two subsequent five year strategic plans, one in 2011 and the newest version in 2016.  In every instance the insights, experience, analytical skills, and strategic vision of the Market Street team have been instrumental in creating the remarkable growth that has marked Gwinnett County for the past decade." 


Dr. Dan Kaufman, President and CEO
Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
Gwinnett County, Georgia

"Market Street Services came to the Quad Cities with the necessary expertise and open mind. They embraced our passion for change and worked shoulder to shoulder with our community to develop a clear, comprehensive, action-oriented plan that leverages our region’s extraordinary opportunities to grow jobs, talent and the economy. They became a vital and trusted partner who gave us an inspiring and aspirational vision to transform our Quad Cities and the guidance to make it a reality."

Rene M. Gellerman, Senior Vice President

Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce

Quad Cities, Iowa-Illinois 

“Market Street Services is a highly professional firm that was helpful to our community as we planned our economic future.  They have the kind of insight, analytical ability and facilitation skills that we needed to create our own specific plan."


Al Hodge, President
Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce
Rome, Georgia

"Market Street brought together local partners in government, education, healthcare, and business to create Pearland 20/20, an action oriented plan designed to help Pearland prepare for a sustainable future.  By helping identify our strengths and address specific challenges and opportunities affecting our community, Market Street has delivered an exceptional, unique plan that will help to take Pearland to the next level of success both as an economy and sustainable residential location."


Matt Buchanan, President

Pearland Economic Development Corporation

"The City of Smyrna, GA did not want just another land use type plan nor did they want it to be developed from the top down.  Instead, the desire was for a vision that was developed, as much as possible, by citizens from all walks of life and to have it implemented with volunteers who would become partners with the City in shaping the future...As such, Market Street helped turn the concept of “needing to create a new vision” into a well-organized working document that can indeed be implemented."


Ken Suddreth, Community Development Director

City of Smyrna, Georgia


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