"I cannot tell you how excited I am by the capabilities in the new website! You have done an AWESOME job and the platform is excellent. Thanks for all your help with this project.  You guys are great to work with!"

– Mary Lee Bennett
Marketing Manager
Southern Land Company

"We are getting more organic clicks, people are staying on the website more and our page-views are way up! I want to personally thank you and your wonderful staff…the website is everything we wanted it to be and more!"

– Heather South
Office Manager
Sunbelt of Nashville, LLC

"Offering the AcuWeb platform gives [our] clients more flexibility. This is becoming very important as clients express a greater need to update content on their sites."

– Wendy Coulter
Hummingbird Creative Group

"Thanks again for your hard work. We really appreciate all you have done and truly believe these changes will significantly improve both our web-store and bottom line!"

– Ken McElheran
Jetline Systems, Inc.

"Our [new business marketing presentation] book is now 3-and-0. We just picked up another project. I can't tell you how great it is working with your company…!"

– Chris Holt, P.E.
Project Manager
Double R Construction, LLC

"I just updated some things on the site, and your training was invaluable! What an intuitive tool your team has created!"

– April Grippo
Columbia Children's Museum (aMuse'um)

"Thank you, thank you... good website construction! I'm loving it... you can quote me!"

– Brenda Bernstorf
Director of Marketing
Montessori Academy

"The rave around the office here is how wonderful you all are to work with. They're absolutely amazed with your service and assistance (I said I knew that already!)"

– Mike Neel
Former Acuity staffer, now at Hummingbird Creative Group, NC

"There have been so many instances of me saying 'oh, can we do this…?' where you guys have replied, 'we are sooo on top of that already!'"

– D'nelle Throneberry
Site Administrator

"The AcuWeb system has made virtually every aspect of running our state contest easier, smoother, more reliable, error-free, and – actually – more fun!"

– Lauren Danner
State Coordinator
Washington History Day

"Thanks again for taking the time to walk us thought the transition to our new site...you and your team rock!"

– Deborah Burnett

"The Board absolutely loved the new website. We got rave reviews! I just wanted to share with you how happy everyone here is with the design!"

– Kelly Wilkerson
Tennessee Historical Society

"Wonderful web cast! Great teamwork! Thanks for your support, attention to detail, careful review and patience!"

– Kimberly Jungkind
Managed Care MCO
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

"That shot of the 992 is absolutely beautiful. I can't tell you how hard of a time I've had capturing the LEDs as well as you have..."

– Scott LaChapell
LaChapell Audio

"Just received the signage proofs. Holy smokes! I love the first one. I'll be honest, I'm blown away by this. It really looks great!"

– Rodger Waynick
RW Design Group, LLC

"You do such a great job! We appreciate your professionalism and the improvements you bring to our company."

– Crystal Beard
Sales & Marketing Representative
Fox Ridge Homes

"Thanks a million. You always make it easy for me!"

– Aimee M. Punessen
SVP, Marketing
Franklin Financial Network

"Does anyone ever tell you you're good to work with? If not, they should!"

– Jeff Carlton
Wax Family Printing

"The employees…were all talking about how much they love our new logo, and it's their favorite of all the schools!"

– Tanelle Murphy
Montessori Academy

"I finally found time to surf around the SBF site. It's VERY impressive. It really makes one feel he/she belongs to something substantive...you have done an amazing job!"

– Fran Scott
Board Member
Southeast Business Forum

"My logo and web design possibilities could be awesome...or should I say WILL BE awesome because it's AcuWeb!"

– Lisa Weber
ACE Certified Personal Trainer & Lifestyle Coach

We understand Economic & Community Development.

Since 1994, we have had the privilege of working with some of the most successful Economic and Community Development professionals in our region, having produced exciting results that will shape these communities for decades to come.

We have worked both with local and regional governmental agencies as well as private developers and entrepreneurs to create marketing messages and campaigns that told the communities' stories in fresh, engaging ways across a wide variety of media, including online and video. We've helped identify target audiences for these messages and have successfully implemented media and online marketing campaigns that reached those people and produced results.

We can provide a full range of marketing support services, or can work on a specific-need basis.  Our competencies include strategic marketing, constituent and target audience research, message development, visual and creative design, photography (land-based and aerial), videography, media advertising, event planning and coordination, and more.

Most importantly, we understand the unique, collaborative nature of successful Economic and Community Development initiatives.  We bring further value to your program by helping you educate your stakeholders, build consensus and support for action, and then assist in implementing your program in a cost-effective and successful manner.

Highlights of the past 20 years include …

  • Our work with the Williamson County Office of Economic Development, for which we created and implemented the well-received and widely-recognized "Williamson Works" branding campaign;
  • Our work with a consortium of ECD agencies, private development interests and local entrepreneurs to successfully market the idea of creating a dedicated life sciences business campus in Franklin, Tennessee; attracting both private and governmental funding for the project; and today, marketing the nearly-completed Cool Springs Life Sciences Center to biotech and other life sciences companies nationwide;
  • Our involvement in the creation of a community not-for-profit foundation dedicated to improving K-12 student achievement in the areas of science, engineering and technology, which included the development of student-focused robotics competitions, summer "tech camps" for young women, and a variety of other programs that enhanced the community's ability to attract the attention of high-tech and knowledge-based companies considering relocation to the area;

… and numerous other projects and campaigns for developers, commercial real estate ventures, local businesses from start-ups to IPOs to established, mature employers.

Take a closer look …
We invite you to examine this cross-section of our ECD-related work, which partially illustrates the range of services we have provided to our ECD clients:

Marketing for Life Sciences Campus  [1.4 Mb PDF]
[advertisement for WEDA Magazine]

Ofc. of Economic Development logo  [160 Kb PDF]
[gold stars symbolize constituent gov't. entities]

Workforce Development Video  [Flash Video]
[if needed, free video player is available here]

Mktg. to Corporate Site Selectors  [2.0 Mb PDF]
[downloadable fact sheet of available parcels]

Research Findings  [68 Kb PDF]
[needs analysis for community learning institute]

Mktg. for Community Learning Ctr.  [2.2 Mb PDF]
[direct mail campaign]

Marketing for Life Sciences Campus  [3.7 Mb PDF]
[recruitment piece for biotech industry conclave]

Online Marketing (Website)  [1.1 Mb PDF]
[typical screen views from WCOED website]

Marketing for Corporate Relocation  [2.2 Mb PDF]
[advertisement for TN Dept. of ECD magazine]

Marketing for local E.D. initiative  [700 Kb PDF]
[advertisement for local publications]

Legislative Briefing  [1.2 Mb PDF]
[for the area's State Legislative delegation]

Mktg. for Community Learning Ctr.  [780 Kb PDF]
[advertisement for Nashville Business Journal]

We'd greatly appreciate the opportunity to sit with you, learn more about your challenges and goals, and help you determine if your engagement of our firm could enhance the effectiveness of your efforts.

Please take a moment to let us know of your interest.