Our work for our economic development clients has garnered significant interest in and business for their communities, regions, and states. It has also generated praise for our team and the way we work. To see what economic development professionals from throughout the country think of what we do and how we do it, click on the photos below.


Jay Garner
President, Garner Economics

Brand Acceleration's team members are thought leaders in economic development and especially brand messaging and marketing. They work to differentiate their clients from a one size fits all method to what really makes a location unique. Their professionalism and approach to the client engagement is first rate. I highly recommend Brand Acceleration for your marketing needs.

Connie Neininger
Director of Economic Development & International Trade
at Indiana State Department of Agriculture

Brand Acceleration's team are professionals and someone I would highly recommend to other economic development organizations. They have a good understanding of what needs to be done in the global marketplace to help attract new business to a community.

Larry Taylor
Executive Director, Success Warrick County (Indiana)

Brand Acceleration has helped our economic development organization take our communications and marketing effectiveness to a higher level. We felt we had good product in our community and industrial sites, but were not getting the message out. Many agencies could prepare a new brochure or website, but Brand Acceleration provided us tools that met the needs of our audiences and assisted us in ways to utilize those tools. I feel that Brand Acceleration’s specialized knowledge helped us be successful in reaching our potential customers which in turn has helped Warrick County land three major prospects this past year.

Larry Gigerich,
Site Consultant
Managing Director and Owner, Ginovus

Brand Acceleration's team are true professionals. They are very experienced in their industry and provide excellent counsel to their clients. We have recommended them to a number of our clients due to our confidence in their abilities.

Jason KesterJason Kester
Executive Director, Southern Ohio Port Authority

“Jim and his cohorts assisted the port authority with our first economic development website. Brand Acceleration helped us craft our marketing message and the website was produced on-time and under budget. I would strongly recommend their work.”

Ed BurghardEd Burghard
Creator of the Strengthening Brand America Project

“Jim is a master brand builder. He has the rare combination of being 1) a subject matter expert with 2) the ability/experience to translate theory into practical recommendations that can be realistically implemented by clients and 3) the teaching skills to enable clients to consistently replicate branding success even after his firms engagement is completed. I view Jim as one of only a handful of place brand builders who actually "get it". He is on my personal short list of consultants I unequivocally recommend to EDO Boards of Directors and Executive Directors looking to better brand their communities for sustainable economic success.”

Dean BarberDean Barber
President/CEO, Barber Business Advisors, LLC

“Jim is a highly-creative and dedicated marketing professional with a deep understanding of economic development. He will effectively work with ED organizations to hone their message to truly what differentiates their communities from others. In short, he is diligent in looking for a strong story line that grabs attention. His consulting services are of great value.”

Jaime JohnsonJaime Johnson
Former Marketing Director, Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership

“Jim and the Brand Acceleration team assisted HCEDP with our "Hendricks is Hiring" talent attraction campaign. They proved themselves very responsive and nimble as we took the initiative from concept to launch in just 4 weeks. To date, we've seen more than 35,000 unique visitors pushed to our jobs website through our multi-channel marketing efforts. Brand Acceleration is a trusted partner and highly valued resource.”