We are excited to announce that the very first UK implementation of GIS Planning’s GIS location analysis software tool has been launched by investment promotion agency Locate in Kent (LiK). Based on UK data, this European iteration of ZoomProspector Enterprise is known by the name of our company, GIS Planning.
LiK’s brand new user-friendly data mapping system transforms the way businesses and local government search for premises that best match their criteria, offering prospective tenants and buyers in-depth socio-economic data and analysis. Organizations can use the tool to research an area’s demographics, labor force, salary levels, talent pool, infrastructure and educational offerings. They can also find details about other businesses, suppliers and competitors in surrounding vacant land and properties. Research results are displayed in customized thematic heat maps, infographics, charts and graphs, so that complex information can be easily assessed and analyzed. The software also facilitates exporting of results into reports or via email and social media channels.
Chief Executive of Locate in Kent Paul Wookey said: “We’re pleased to be the first in the country to adopt the intelligent GIS Planning tool. It means companies coming to us to find land or premises can make informed business decisions at the click of a button through the LiK website, saving them time and money.”
“It’s not only going to enhance the experience of companies looking to set up or relocate to Kent, but also our own business offering as the county’s official investment agency,” he added.
Anatalio Ubalde, CEO and co-founder of GIS Planning Inc, said: "Market research shows that more than 97% of site selectors research locations online, often without contacting investment promotion agencies. With this software tool on the Locate in Kent website, the commercial Kent property market is open for business 24 hours a day.”
About Locate in Kent: Locate in Kent’s role to promote Kent and Medway as a business location and support the creation of new jobs is funded and supported by Kent County Council, Medway Council, local councils, the Kent Developers Group - a partnership of the area's leading commercial property developers and partners from the private sector.
Since forming in 1996, LiK has helped 1044 companies move to, set-up or expand in Kent, creating or retaining 65,966 jobs in the process. Last year alone they helped 46 businesses commit to relocating or expanding in Kent, leading to the creation or retention of 3,042 jobs, with 678 as a result of overseas investment.
LiK’s property portal currently lists 1,372 available premises. In the past year more than 1,000 people have registered on the website looking for business space.
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