The Brand Acceleration team’s work to support economic development clients has generated significant interest in and business for their communities, regions, and states — as well as praise for our team and the way we work.

Below are what economic development professionals throughout the country think about the work we’ve handled on their behalf.

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Jay Garner
Garner Economics
President

Brand Acceleration’s team members are thought leaders in economic development and especially in 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.

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Crystal Morphis, CEcD
Creative Economic Development Consulting
Founder and CEO

Our firm enjoys working with Brand Acceleration on economic development projects. The resulting websites and marketing materials position communities to attract target sectors. We are impressed with your team’s ability to maximize limited resources and deliver a high-quality product.

Another thing we like is the economic development expertise that your team brings to branding and marketing. Not all marketing firms understand the nuances of marketing a community.

Beyond collaborative projects, we have been highly satisfied with the design work you have done directly for our firm. The design of the Women’s Economic Development Network logo, signage, and materials was very well received at the conference.

 

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Larry Taylor
Success Warrick County (Indiana)
Executive Director

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.

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Beth Kirkland, CEcD
Gadsden County (Florida)
Executive Director

Jim and his team at Brand Acceleration created an award-winning website for us that tremendously increased our profile with economic development professionals and resulted in a substantial number of new contacts and prospects. Brand Acceleration also developed a targeted email campaign that increased our visibility with site location consultants and is driving leads to us. I highly recommend Brand Acceleration for all your economic development marketing needs.

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Walter Williams, EDFP
City of Edwardsville
Economic Development Director

If your community needs an economic development website design/redesign, I would recommend Brand Acceleration. Brand Acceleration completely overhauled our site by bringing their years of successful economic development website design with their own creative design, input, and ideas. Brand Acceleration understands the mission of an economic development organization, consequently their design/redesigns made the material “pop” on the pages — photographs, artwork, dashboard, maps, and writings. The City is getting great results from our new website and couldn’t be more thrilled with Brand Acceleration’s ongoing customer service.

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Gregory J. Anderson, AICP, MBA
Town of Brownsburg
Economic Development Director

What can I say that has not already been said? The Brand Acceleration team worked with us to inspire our creativity and motivated us to look beyond the possibilities. We looked at our marketing needs and wanted to create something that would be timeless. A tall order, and they delivered a package that has interchangeable parts that can be replaced. We set the expectations high and Brand Acceleration delivered, with professionalism, energy, and an abundance of creativity, all within our budget. I would highly recommend Brand Acceleration above anyone else.

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Larry Gigerich
Ginovus
Managing Director and Owner

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.

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Jasmine Almoayed
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Economic Development Manager

The City of Cedar Rapids worked with Brand Acceleration for our comprehensive economic development marketing strategy including the creation of an economic development website. Jim and his team did an amazing job engaging a number of disparate stakeholder groups and incorporating several different sources of information into our finished product. They were highly responsive to our questions and patient with us throughout the process including being extremely flexible with us on providing information when unexpected circumstances put this project on the back burner. The finished product was highly successful, and we have already landed a new project as a result of the website. I would highly recommend using Brand Acceleration to any economic development organization.

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Jason Kester
Agracel, Inc
Regional Development Director

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.

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Ed Burghard
Strengthening Brand America Project
Creator

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 firm’s 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.

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Jaime Johnson
Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership
Former Marketing Director

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 four 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.

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Jamie Gilbert
Lancaster County South Carolina Department of Economic Development
Director

The newly created Lancaster County Department of Economic Development selected Brand Acceleration to design and build our website. Jim and his team worked closely with us to create a website that reflected our economic development vision for the county. They understand our field and what is critical to our audience. We are very pleased with our website!

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