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"Words From Our Clients"

“Strategic Planning Group prepared Affordable and Workforce Housing Studies on behalf of Palm Beach County at a unique time in our housing market.  SPG leadership and staff was impressive on both a professional and personal level.  Their ability to apply economic theory to real-world issues was outstanding, and their technical expertise in data collection and analysis was unparalleled.  Furthermore, it was a pleasure to work with a team that was so responsive to its clients and focused on customer needs.  SPG delivered a product that will prove crucial in helping shape local housing policies and that will serve our community well into the future.”  Senior Planner, PBC Housing & Community Development, 2007 

“The purpose of this letter is …to let others know how happy the City of Jacksonville is with Strategic Planning Group, Inc and its role in assisting the First Coast Region of Florida in its economic development efforts.”
Economic Development Coordinator, Jacksonville, Florida


“The Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) gave the Citrus County IDA a Superior Award in the Literature and Promotion category for our ‘Economic Development Profile’…the Economic Profile was produced by SPG …We appreciate SPG’s involvement in this effort and look forward to working with you again."
Executive Director, Citrus County Industrial Development Authority


“I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you how much I appreciate the services you performed for the Economic Development Council here in Clay County…you guys did a great job and I sincerely appreciate it as well as members of the Development Authority and Committee of 100."
Executive Director Clay County Economic Development Authority


Kingston Restoration Company, Ltd. Is delighted to present the following testimonial on the work of the Strategic Planning Group, Inc. in assisting Kingston (Jamaica) to regain its former pride of place as a center for growth and economic development in the Caribbean. …."the Strategic Planning Group, Inc., was contracted by the KRC to produce a plan titled Vision 2020 in order to provide a common vision for the future for Kingston’s development.  The plan has been accepted and today the City of Kingston is benefiting from the results of a number of key recommendation."



Establishment of a Downtown Management District (DMD)

bullet A 25% Investment Tax Credit
bullet 10 Year tax free on Interest earned for rental downtown
bullet Major improvements to King and Duke Streets-main downtown corridors
bullet A tax free Bond
bullet Complete the Extension of Ocean Boulevard
bullet Development Corridor System

Sabina Park


“Greater than $1 Billion in investments has come into Downtown Kingston”. Executive Director, Kingston Jamaica Restoration Company (funded by USAID)


“I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincerest appreciation for your involvement with the development of the Downtown Master Plan …I was most impressed with both the creativity and feasibility of the recommendations.”

Mayor, Jacksonville, Florida


“The City of Maitland is very pleased to be working on its Economic Element with your firm …Once again, it has been a pleasure working with you and your firm.”

Director of Community Development and Planning Services, City of Maitland, Florida


“I am writing to tell you how pleased Landon Management, Inc. is with the results of the Omni Center Retail Feasibility Study…In the future, as our need for real estate economic studies arise, SPG will be our first choice.”

Vice President Landon Management


“Let me reiterate what I said to each of the media, and that is that you succeeded in pulling the various elements together into a cohesive and responsive unit. You are to be congratulated, not just by the Port Authority but by all parties.”

Managing Director, Jacksonville Port Authority


“The Plan presents a viable mechanism for the physical and economic renewal of the City’s central business district that is compatible with the objectives of those who participated in the redevelopment program. Your knowledge of redevelopment alternatives has greatly aided the Community Redevelopment Agency to foster community support of the master plan.”

Chairman City of Vero Beach Redevelopment Agency


“Your suggestions about the ‘Southern Riviera’ and the I-10 strategy and the many other tourism issues we discussed have been most insightful. We are indeed fortunate and honored to have the opportunity to work with such talented, skilled, experienced, creative, practical professionals.

Chairman Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce


“This letter is to let you and others who might be interested know that the ‘Economic Development and Targeted Industry Study for the Withlacoochee Service Delivery Area’ has been well received and is being continuously utilized. After its release, we had to do two reprints, and I still receive occasional requests for copies…We are pleased with both the product and the methods used to develop it.”

JTPA Program Director, Withlacoochee Private Industry Council, Inc.


“Please accept the sincere thanks and appreciation of the Bureau of Economic Research for the critical work that the Strategic Planning Group, Inc performed in regards to production of the USVI Overall Economic Development Plan…..You and your staff are to be congratulated for a job well done. SPG always came through ‘in the clutch’ and never balked at any of our special requests or suggestions.”

Acting Director Bureau of Economic Research, The Virgin Islands of the United States


“For over two years the Strategic Planning Group, Inc has served Clay County as our principal consultant for the Comprehensive Plan, Economic Development Plan and various other land planning projects. During this time, we have found the quality of work, cooperation of entire staff to be of the highest degree and communication.”
Director Planning Division, Clay County, Florida


“Your report is detailed, well documented and contains a wealth of verified, pertinent data. Very simply, it is thoroughly professional product which you provided for us at a very fair cost.”

St. Augustine/ St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce and Committee of 100


“We appreciated the expert guidance and technical expertise you and your associates have provided us….I found the firm’s public presentations particularly valuable in the City of Apopka’s planning process.”.

Community Development Director, City of Apopka


“Just a note to let you know that our State Board of Missions had a very positive response to the ‘State Offices Relocation Study’, which you prepared. One of our most knowledgeable members – a regional planner for over 20 years-complimented the report on its professional presentation, thoroughness and very helpful conclusions;”

APR/Director Florida Baptist Convention


“This letter is to give notification of and recommendation to the use of the Strategic Planning Group, Inc…all required work as proposed in the contract was done on schedule and was within the contracted price. Also, it should be noted that the firm was responsive to any questions that arose during the project and that all conflicts were resolved easily and with a minimum of time and effort.”

Director Planning and Zoning Division, City of Plant City


“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you the work you have done for the City. Other projects you have completed with and for the City have been of excellent quality, and I have found your work product to be of great benefit to City staff and the City Council in addressing our regional transportation needs and goals. I look forward to working with you again on this or any other regional transportation project here in the Antelope Valley.”

City Manager, City of Palmdale


“Let me share some information about the Strategic Planning Group, Inc of Jacksonville. This organization assisted us as we worked our way through the strategic planning process….we were in search of a consulting group that could assist us….we were able to identify at least eight firms across the country…in the end the one company that met all our criteria, including reasonable cost, was Strategic Planning Group, Inc. We have completed three projects with SPG including the strategic planning process. Their professional work ethic, their well-conceived approach to the tasks have never disappointed us. I would without hesitation, recommend Strategic Planning Group for your consideration if you plan to undertake strategic planning, facility relocation or management assessment.”

Executive Director-Treasurer, Florida Baptist Convention


"Ted Lakey, County Administrator, was very pleased and complimented you on the presentation at the Board’s public workshop for our EAR on May 27. He was very complimentary to you regarding the control, knowledge and precise answers given to those few public participants who had questions regarding the process and content within the EAR as well as the draft EAR itself. I can say that we have all been very pleased." Joan Schairer, Director - Jackson County - Community Development


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