Sunday, May 29, 2016

Committee visits Chattanooga to plan economic development

The Spartanburg Steering Committee recently went to Chattanooga, Tenn., to plan the community's path for economic development.

The committee, made up of 28 delegates from groups like the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce and the Spartanburg Economic Futures Group, spent three days in Chattanooga based on that city's similarities to Spartanburg.

Market Street Services, an Atlanta-based consulting firm, is leading the Spartanburg Vision Plan effort.

The six-phase process began in February and will last approximately nine months.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Capital Crossroads 2.0 kicks off with survey launch

Perry Beeman, Senior Staff Writer
Business Record

Atlanta-based consultant Market Street Services is back in town. Leaders are signing on to guide work on the 10 capitals. And Capital Crossroads 2.0, the area's latest visioning process, officially launches today.

You can fill out a related survey through June 20 to help guide the next five years of advancements in Central Iowa, within a 50-mile radius of Des Moines. There also will be focus groups and comprehensive discussions of how to make the area a better place for development, outdoor recreation, efficient government, and diverse cultural attractions.

Market Street will be interviewing leaders and performing quantitative research, said Bethany Wilcoxon, Capital Crossroads director. These are the folks who helped with the original Capital Crossroads effort and plans for the Walnut Street makeover.

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Monday, May 2, 2016

County’s new economic development plan

David Crowder
El Paso Inc.

El Paso County has a new economic development plan that sets five goals, the most controversial of which will likely be deciding what to do with the 75-year-old County Coliseum.
County Judge Veronica Escobar thinks the plan, prepared by consulting firm Market Street Services of Atlanta, may be the county’s first professionally prepared economic development plan.

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