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Our Testimonials

Testimonials from our clients speak volumes about our work and value proposition. See what others have to say about our work.

Shannon Ogletree
Director of Economic Development | Santa Rosa County, FL

“We engaged Garner Economics and their partner, DCI, to conduct the county’s first ever economic development strategic plan. The process and outcome were fantastic, and it surpassed our expectations. Our county commissioners’ and my office are excited about the implementation of the action plan and we have the Garner Economics team to thank for getting us there.”

Ben White
Vice President | Round Rock Chamber, TX

“We hired Garner Economics to update our economic development strategic targets and plan. Jay and his team did a fantastic job with their discovery of our strengths and challenges and used that data to deliver target sectors for our community as well as out-of-the-box recommendations on how to achieve our economic development goals. The team was professional, open, and easy to communicate with when questions arose. Garner met all the agreed upon deliverables on or before the due date. I would recommend Garner Economics to any community looking to hire a professional operation that will look at their community honestly and provide a great road map for success.”

Don Cunningham
Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, PA

“When the Lehigh Valley needed outside expertise to assess our strengths and weaknesses to help develop a smart plan for economic development, we turned to Garner Economics. We made the right move. Garner was invaluable in helping us to understand ourselves and our assets in order to develop a strategy for our future that is unique for our region. I believe Jay Garner and his team were able to do this so effectively because of Jay’s unique perspective of understanding communities and economic development but, more importantly, his deep understanding of the needs of the customer, the businesses that create jobs and create wealth in a community. Garner is such an integral part of our strategy that we asked him back in 2017 to give us a report card on how we are doing and refresh those strategy items we have accomplished.”

Hannah Parsons
Chief Economic Development Officer | Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC

“The Strategic Plan produced by Garner Economics gives specific recommendations on how to improve the product, tell the story and execute effectively. It offers strategic initiatives and operational suggestions. I’m grateful for a tool that will actually guide economic development efforts in our region rather than a report that will reside on a shelf. The Garner team was thorough, responsive and honored all deliverables and timelines. They demonstrated genuine interest in our community and commitment to our success. It was a true pleasure getting to know Jay and I look forward to working with him in the future. We are now able to hit the ground running with Garner’s recommendations as we build our work plan and budget.”

Michael Olivier
Future Pipe Industries

“Garner Economics conducted a thorough and exhaustive review of sites on our behalf. The data provided to us was extremely quantitative and analytical, and offered us pragmatic recommendations for our benefit. The end product was superb.”

Robert A. Swales
Clearly Ahead Economic Development, PA

“Clearly Ahead Development worked in collaboration with the owners of TAFCO (TMP Manufacturing Company) to preserve this major project within Clearfield County. Since 2014, multiple sites and significant due-diligence was invested by TAFCO to identify the optimal site for their new manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania. With the support of the Garner/Primus certified food site recognition, we are extremely pleased TAFCO’s site selection process proved the Commerce Park is the optimal fit for their business to make a significant long-term capital investment and business expansion.”

Robbie Bennett
Executive Director | Development Authority of Columbia County, GA

“Jay Garner and the Garner Economics Team are excellent strategic planning partners. Their dedication to preparing the best plan for Columbia County is evident in their work with our local leaders, presentations to the community, and the final recommendations provided. Garner Economics provided an honest review of Columbia County today and a detailed plan for the future. Their plan has been met with excitement and energy by the local community. And the Development Authority of Columbia County is proud to have the opportunity to implement our new vision.”

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