Friday, April 27, 2018

Market Street executive: Wichita, region ahead of others on economic development

By Bryan Horwath

The vice president of a consulting firm hired by the Greater Wichita Partnership likes to say that economic development plans need to be updated often in order for communities to stay up with their competition.


"Typically, we're talking about five-year strategies in terms of funding cycle and planning horizon," says Alex Pearlstein of Atlanta-based Market Street Services. "Because economies and communities change so much now, you kind of have to take a look every year at what you've done."

Pearlstein is in town this week to begin work to help move along economic development plans for the 10-county region that surrounds Wichita.


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

WF Chamber reveals new strategic plan at Falls Future Forum

By Alex Achten, Reporter

The Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce laid out a new strategic plan to improve a handful of areas Thursday at the Falls Future Forum.

Nine months ago the Chamber hired Market Street Services, not the grocery store, to come in and do an economic study of Wichita Falls that they could use as a blueprint going forward. That has now been revealed and the Chamber is excited about the future.

"The younger generation is watching," C.E.O. of Dexter Learning in downtown Wichita Falls, Michael Olaya said. "And we're looking to see that the city is going to invest in the future of this city."

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Forum offers preview of city economic plan

By Claire Kowalick, Times Record News

The future of Wichita Falls hinges on how the public votes on seven propositions a month from now.

A luncheon forum April 19 will unveil an economic strategy for the city’s growth and how the bond propositions bolster that plan.

Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce CEO/President Henry Florsheim said an economic plan that a resident-led steering committee has been working on since last August fortuitously coincides with the city’s May bond election.

In June 2017, the city contracted with Market Street Services Inc. for a comprehensive economic development strategy.


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