“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
“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 brought the right people together and asked the right questions. They helped us develop a strategy with consensus, identifying Nashville’s unique strengths with the right data and metrics to allow us to measure our progress. They’ve been our partners in building a bright future.”
President and CEO
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
"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.
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 Metro 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 Metro Chamber
“The quality of Market Street’s Competitive Assessment and Mac Holladay’s presentation has the community in a stir (and thank heavens for that!). Market Street’s findings will be transformational for our community.”
Jim Anderson, Former President
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
"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."
Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP)
“Market Street was by far the most professional economic and community development consultant we’ve ever worked with. Their knowledge and experience with similar visioning and strategic planning initiatives from around the nation offered clients like us instant credibility and the best chance for success from the start – two factors that no other firm can match. They guided us through the process seamlessly, involving every part of our community, and provided us a strategy and implementation plan that will change Gwinnett’s future forever.”
Jim Maran (retired), President and CEO
Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
Gwinnett County, Georgia
"Market Street was thorough, stayed on process, facilitated our diverse valley communities to unite and facilitated the extraction of our plan, from, by, and for the Coachella Valley region. The approach was personalized and customized to our Valley. We developed our our Valley strategy with and through Market Street. They did not provide a typical consultant template strategy for us."
Lee Morcus, Chairman
Coachella Valley Economic Blueprint process
Principal, Kaiser Restaurant Group
Coachella Valley, California
“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
"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."
Community Development Director
City of Smyrna, Georgia